Mark Evans, who parted company with AC/DC in 1977, says that his first year in the band was almost Bon Scott's last. In The Youngs; The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, a book about the band getting published Saturday (11/1), author Jesse Fink says Evans told him that a 1975 'dabble' with heroin came close to costing Scott his role in the group. Evans claims the Young brothers even had a new lead vocalist in mind, but apparently does not ID who that was, adding, "There wasn't a lot said at the time It was: 'There may well be a change coming soon' ". Speaking with The Australian in advance of the book's publication, Fink said the incident made it pretty clear '...Scott was seen as dispensable as anyone else in the band who wasn't a Young brother.'
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