Australian Government Buys Old Bon Scott Letter And No One Knows Why…
NEW YORK - AUGUST 24: Singer Bon Scott of the Australian rock group AC/DC on August 24, 1977 backstage at The Palladium in New York City. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Here’s The Story…
Last year, a three page letter written by late AC/DC singer Bon Scott to his girlfriend at the time Valerie was unearthed and immediately became a high priced item. The letter revealed a great many things that were going on with Bon at the time such as his decreasing mental health, the rigorousness of the tour schedule, and owing the band money for over-spending his allowance.
It’s a candid letter that was clearly never meant to be seen by anyone except Valerie and contains some pretty personal information. The letter was sold this past January for $14,000. It was purchased by the Australian Government.
According to WA State Library’s local music expert Adam Trainer via Perth Now, this letter was purchased with either the intentions to change the perceptions of Bon or hide it completely so that it won’t change perceptions. He says this…
“There is a perception of Bon Scott — especially from the lyrics of his songs — that he was a malevolent, mischievous person, but this letter shows a different side, tender and emotional.”
The letter was purchased in January, but the identity of just who bought was only now revealed.
It’ll be interesting to see what becomes of this letter now that the Australian Government has it. Trainer is right when he says that it could totally change how people perceive the late legend, but we still don’t why the Australian Government of all organizations purchased it.
Time will tell, but we’ll keep you updated on what happens because this is a true head scratcher.