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    ACDC--Brian Johnson Stole Bon Scotts Lyrics

    Interesting report in todays Times on line that all the lyrics on the classic mega selling album Back In Black were not written by singer Brian Johnson as the band have always claimed but actually by Bon Scott the singer he replaced 4 weeks after Scott's death.
    A music journalist claims in a new book that there was no way the band could have written an album of that quality in 4 weeks and that most of the lyrics were written by Bon Scott months before he died after choking on his own vomit.
    By not crediting Scott on the album it saved them having to pay anything to his estate. The album made millions of dollars

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    I can't tell you about every song on the album, but seeing as there is a version of "Back in Black' (the song, not the album) sung by Bon Scott that is easily downloadable on Youtube, it is impossible that Brian composed all the lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I can't tell you about every song on the album, but seeing as there is a version of "Back in Black' (the song, not the album) sung by Bon Scott that is easily downloadable on Youtube, it is impossible that Brian composed all the lyrics.
    Is that the version of BiB with Bon Scott sung by Joe Lyn Turner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    By not crediting Scott on the album it saved them having to pay anything to his estate. The album made millions of dollars
    Legal action possible?

    It's been 35 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    lyrics were written by Bon Scott months before he died after choking on his own vomit.
    how much time was there between the choking and his death?
    That's dedication to your craft to use the time to write lyrics to an entire album.

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    ^ months apparently.

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