Monday, April 29, 2013

Rare AC/DC items set for Bon Fest 2013

Rare AC/DC items are set to go on display in Bon Scott’s former home town of Kirriemuir, Scotland in time for Bon Fest 2013.

Set for May 4th and 5th, the annual event celebrates the life and music of the late AC/DC frontman, who died in 1980 at the age of 33.

The Courier reports collector Neil McDonald has loaned even more memorabilia celebrating Bon Scott’s place in rock history to the attraction in the town square.

Neil, who has the biggest collection of Scott memorabilia in the UK, told The Courier: “In addition to the permanent Bon Scott display, the museum has decided to use one additional case for Bon Fest this year. Consequently I have provided them with several more rare items of memorabilia — some of which I have never displayed before. These include an extremely rare reel-to-reel tape from 1979 of tracks from the then forthcoming album 'Highway To Hell,' which was produced at Basing Street Studios in London.”

“To promote the continuing legacy of Bon Scott,” continued McDonald, “there are also a number of Bon-related items which have been produced since he died in 1980.”

Items already on display include a “Let There Be Rock” 1977 UK LP which is possibly the only one in existence, and a rare Australian cassette album, “12 Of The Best,” which was an AC/DC best-of album scheduled for release in 1978 but scrapped at the last minute.

Bon Scott was born Ronald Belford Scott in Forfar, Scotland in 1946 and lived in Kirriemuir until 1952, when his family moved to Australia.


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