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Hi Bill,Well i have no rare vinyl or signatures of the great man
Bon Scott but due to circumstances beyond my control i was there at the Southampton Gaumont jan 27th 1980.After traveling to the Gaumont weeks earlier to be confronted by a board saying "tonights concert cancelled" my mates and i were  as you can imagine not very amused!Fate or circumstances who knows but that feeling of being at Bons historical now i suppose last performance sits close to my heart.Sorry to ramble on Bill,should of just asked if the ticket and average condition programme are at all collectable items!
Best wishes,Maz

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Hello Maz,

Thank you for your question. Certainly if you have a ticket from Bon's final performance with AC/DC from Southampton January 27, 1980 along with the tour program it would be considered an AC/DC-collectible item. Difficult to say the value if put on auction, but the "Highway To Hell" tour program is generally worth in the range of $40-75USD depending on condition.

Best Regards, Bill

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I am an AC/DC history, discography and collectibles expert, and can answer any question about the band, it's members past and present, as well as questions related to bands that members were in previous to being in AC/DC. I am well versed in the bands history, album and single releases (vinyl, CD), and worldwide discography and collectibles/memorabilia, past and present AC/DC news, album sales, tour dates and tour history, and anything else about the band. I am also an AC/DC (Especially Bon Scott) autograph expert.

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I have been a fan and collector of AC/DC for 30+ years and have written published articles about the band for Goldmine magazine, as well as several publications. I have interviewed past members of the band, and attended the bands Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction as a press guest. I possess one of the world's largest AC/DC collections, and plan to have my own publication about the band in the future. I was hired in 2008 by a marketing firm to help promote and market AC/DC's "BLACK ICE" release and the AC/DC "Rock Band" game in New York City. I also have participated in several other marketing and promotional campaigns for AC/DC. Most recently, I have contributed to a new book by Phil Sutcliffe "AC/DC: The Ultimate Illustrated History" as well as penning an AC/DC Collectibles article for Record Collector magazine (UK).

Organizations
I run the AC/DC fan & collector's site "Highway to Hell" and am the webmaster and designer. I am the official Sony/Columbia records AC/DC forum moderator for their record companies website, and content manager for acdc.com

Publications
GOLDMINE (Krause Publications)(USA) Daily Dirt (Germany) Record Collector (UK) Contributed to "AC/DC: The Ultimate Illustrated History", by Phil Sutcliffe (Voyageur Press, Oct. 15, 2010, Hardcover, 224 pages, 300+ illustrations) Treasures of AC/DC -by Jerry Ewing (Illustrations and information)

Education/Credentials
AC/DC Expert Digital content manager and AC/DC historian for official AC/DC website www.acdc.com

Past/Present Clients
I have interviewed: Mark Evans (AC/DC Bassist 1975-77), Simon Wright (AC/DC Drummer 1983-1989), Dave Evans (AC/DC singer 1974), Noel Taylor (AC/DC Drummer 1974), Neil Smith (AC/DC Bassist 1974), Larry Van Kreidt (AC/DC bassist 1973-4), John Bissett (Fraternity (w/Bon Scott) keyboardist), Vincent Lovegrove (Valentines (w/Bon Scott) singer & former AC/DC manager), Bob Defrin (AC/DC Logo designer & album cover designer for Atlantic records), Mike Fraser (AC/DC Mixing engineer), Joshua Levy (AC/DC Black Ice album cover designer) and many others

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