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Fraternity were an Australian rock band active in the early 1970s. They are notable mainly for their lead vocalist Bon Scott who was later to join AC/DC; and Jimmy Barnes, Scott’s replacement, who went on to join Cold Chisel and have a very successful solo career.

Fraternity were formed in 1970 by some members of the recently-split Levi Smith Clefs. They were without a regular vocalist until Fraternity’s bass player Bruce Howe decided to call upon Bon Scott, whose group The Valentines had just disbanded. New Zealand musician John Bissett played keyboards in this early line up.

Fraternity released two albums and a few singles, which enjoyed moderate success in their native Australia. However, an attempt to find success in the UK was not fruitful and in early 1973 the band changed its name to Fang. By mid-1973 the group had stalled and gradually disintegrated, and the members returned to Australia. Some members formed the loosely-knit Mount Lofty Rangers with whom Bon Scott recorded a couple of songs before being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in early 1974. When he had recovered, Scott joined AC/DC and Fraternity later reformed with a different line-up and continued until about 1976.


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  • Victorhugones

    si claro, que bon haya estado en ac/dc no significa que hat sido lo unico que nos haya dejado.

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    Only about 5,000 plays with this and "Bon Scott With Fraternity" combined. That's a crime.

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
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  • mancira

    Como posso encontrar cd do FraternitY

    29 Aug 2008 Reply

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