Original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans spoke in an interview with Jimmy Kay from The Metal Voice.
He has revealed the truth behind the myth that Bon Scott was the bands driver or drummer prior to joining. He stated:
“It was nothing like that he was just a friend of George Young, he used to hang around with us. Another myth he was never the band’s driver. Also Bon Scott was never the drummer of the band. They are just myths. “
When asked about what Bon Scott was like back in the day, Dave talked:
“Bon Scott was very lucky to join the band that was red hot like AC/DC. Bon was a nice enough fellow, there was never any hassle between me and him. Bon was a guy from the 1960’s, Bon was 29 at the time which was ancient when you are 21 years old.
Bon was like a hippie. Bon was washed up at the time, he had a band called Fraternity they broke up he got a chance to join AC/DC and he did a great job. Bon Scott was an actor cause his first band he was in the Valentines, they were a pop band and he used to wear his satin clothes and he was a pop guy and he did that well.
Then in the hippie era came in he joined Fraternity and he used to look like a Hippie and he did it well. Then when he joined AC/DC they were a rock band, then Bon took the shirt off and did the Rock thing.
Bon Scott was an actor that could play different roles, he was very good at show business, he knew what was required and he did a really good job and of course he wrote some great songs.”
Evans was a member of AC/DC from the band’s inception in 1973 until 1974.
Watch the entire interview below.