Adopted in Geelong, Melbourne, Dave Stevens wanted to discover where he came from. When he was 18, he would begin his search for his birth parents, but the last thing he expected his birth mother to tell him was that his father is Bon Scott.
A large group of the AC/DC and Bon Scott fanbase believe Dave’s claim, as does one of AC/DC’s bass players Mark Evans, as well as Irene Thornton, Scott’s widow. There is some doubt remaining, especially considering that there is no possibility of a DNA test on the cards, but there is an equally strong vote of confidence that Dave Stevens is actually Dave Scott, heir to Australia’s greatest rocker throughout history.
Before the truth was revealed to him, Dave’s birth mother Ann-Marie Dorrian McDevitt (AKA SheRocks) tested him on his singing abilities. It turns out that Dave had a budding music career that he was hoping to cultivate, but hearing that he had shoes the size of Bon’s to fill took some of the wind out of his sails. Not only that, but he could never meet his birth father, which proved especially disappointing, considering how legendary he turned out to be. It was a mixed experience if there ever was one. However, Dave doesn’t let the pressure of legacy get in his way, and simply decided to sing his way, with no intent to imitate. We’re fairly sure that as a fellow musician and all fame aside, Bon would approve and agree with this approach! This unique perspective that Dave holds puts Bon into a newly captivating light, one in which he’s not commonly seen.
ABC RADIO MELBOURNE INTERVIEW
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN ARTICLE
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ARTICLE
AC/DC NEWS ARTICLE
INTERVIEW WITH DAVE AT BONFEST 2018
SHEROCKS FACEBOOK PAGE (DAVE’S MOTHER)
ANN-MARIE DORRIAN MCDEVITT FACEBOOK (DAVE’S MOTHER)
AC/DC COMMUNITY SUPPORT OF DAVE’S CLAIM