January 27, 2022

State Library of Western Australia Acquires Letter by Former AC/DC Lead Singer Bon Scott

From The West Australian:

The identity of the bidder who paid $14,000 at a US auction for a letter written by former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott has been revealed.

The three-page letter — written two years before his death to former girlfriend Valerie while the band was touring the US in 1978 — was auctioned in Los Angeles earlier this year.


The letter was written on Hilton stationary while AC/DC were in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is printed in capital letters, with several spelling mistakes and the use of ampersands rather than the word “and”.

But, according to the WA State Library’s local music expert Adam Trainer, the letter also reveals an articulate, sensitive man who clearly understood the trappings of success.

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