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Bassist Mark Evans recalls what Bon Scott was like as a person

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Bassist Mark Evans recalls what Bon Scott was like as a person

The Australian bassist Mark Evans was a member of AC/DC from March 1975 to June 1977, when he was fired by the band. He appeared on the studio albums “T.N.T.”, “High Voltage”, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” and “Let There Be Rock”.


So he was lucky enough to have played for a few years with Angus, Malcolm, Phil Rudd and the late legendary vocalist Bon Scott. In an interview with Spain’s Rock FM (Transcribed by Ultimate Guitar), he recalled what Scott was like as a person.

Bassist Mark Evans recalls what Bon Scott was like as a person

“Bon was a great guy. He was a very warm, very generous man. A gentleman. But when I joined the band, I was 19, and he was 29. It was really strange, because I thought, ‘What am I doing, working in a band with a guy so old?’ We used to call him, ‘The Old Man’. It seems crazy now, right? But no, Bon was a great guy. He was a great frontman, and he just had a really big heart.”

“He cared a lot for people around him. I only just wish he had cared about himself as much as he cared about other people. It was a big loss, but he was a good fellow, great frontman. I still miss him very much these days,” Mark Evans said.

Bon Scott tragically passed away in 1980 at the age of 33 and his final album with the band was “Highway To Hell”, released one year before.

Evans was replaced in AC/DC by Cliff Williams who remained as the band’s bassist until recently when they announced Chris Chaney as the new touring bass player. Since his departure from AC/DC, Evans has been a member of many bands and since 2017 is part of the Australian group Rose Tattoo.

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