Old Bon Scott Letter Sold For $14K To Australian Government

A letter written byBon ScottduringAC/DC’s tour of the U.S. in 1978 has been bought by the Australian government, with a state librarian arguing that it changes perceptions of the late singer.

Thenote was written to Scott’s girlfriend Valerie, and detailed the highs and lows of life on the road. He wrote about owing the band money because he overspent his allowance, drummerPhil Rudd’s mental health issues and of wanting to check himself into a sanitarium.

The letter had a reserve price of $6,500 but sold in January for $14,000; the Western Australia Government was recently confirmed as the buyer byPerthNow.com. Scott and his family moved to the state from Scotland and settled in the Spearwood district of Perth. He was active in the music community from the '60s until hisdeathin 1980 at the age of 33.

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