Remember When Angus Young Played A Solo On Bon’s Shoulders? We Do, And It Was Awesome
Powerage Tour | Glasgow, 1978
The 1980 death of late AC/DC singer Bon Scott has never been more of an open wound for fans of the band than it is now as we face the very real possibility of AC/DC continuing on with another singer at the helm – one that isn’t Brian Johnson. As fans are left in the dark while AC/DC makes the latest in a series of incredibly difficult decisions, let’s take a trip down memory lane – before Bon’s death by alcohol poisoning, before Malcolm’s battle with dementia, before Brian was forced to stop doing what he loves – and back to basics when AC/DC was just the hardest rocking band on the planet with the most electrifying frontman anyone had ever seen.
Fun Fact: “Fling Thing,” also affectionately known as “Bonny,” is played live as a tribute to Bon Scott – but only at shows in Glasgow, Scotland.
In footage taken from the band’s 1978 Powerage Tour, the boys are fresh faced and young and absolutely rocking Glasgow, Scotland with a one-two punch of “Fling Thing” and the high energy “Rocker”; suddenly, AC/DC’s show isn’t a concert, it’s a party both onstage and off. Angus’ energy is off the charts, at one point nailing a solo while perched on Bon’s shoulders before being let down gently and making his way into the crowd where he continues the solo in a sea of sweat and fans, and Bon Scott is, well, Bon Scott – in fact, we’d declare him the king of rock and roll based on this performance alone if we could! Relive one of the greatest moments in AC/DC history in the footage below – you won’t be disappointed!