DOB Unknown – June 4, 2015
Allan Fryer is perhaps best remembered as the lead singer of popular ’80s Australian heavy metal band, Heaven. Following the death of Bon Scott in 1980, Fryer auditioned to replace him in AC/DC. It was believed he secured the role until a surprise announcement (at least to him) that Brian Johnson had in fact been given the job. Fryer went on to form Heaven whose sound was definitely cut from the same cloth as AC/DC, at least on the early records. They eventually grew into a more NWOBHM sound. Heaven found some success in the US, enough to tour with Dio and Motley Crue in 1982. Throughout their run, the band released four albums and also toured with Judas Priest, KISS, and Iron Maiden. On June 4, 2015, Allan Fryer died following a long struggle with cancer. He was 60.
Thanks to David Plastik for the assist.
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