Friday, July 9, 2021

AC/DC: Bon Scott’s 75th birthday celebrated by launch of first official website

The family of late AC/DC singer Bon Scott is celebrating his 75th birthday by launching his first-ever official website.

“On the occasion of what would have been his 75th birthday (July 9), the Bon Scott Estate (Ron’s two brothers and his nephew) are proud to launch the new website and take this important step toward elevating Bon’s legend and tending to his legacy. Bon was a unique singer, songwriter and character that the world should never forget.”

Following stints with Australian bands the Valentines, the Spektors and Fraternity, Scott replaced original AC/DC singer Dave Evans in 1974, just a few months after the group issued their debut single, “Can I Sit Next To You Girl.”

Scott was on board for a pair of 1975 Australian-only releases, “High Voltage” and “T.N.T.”, songs from both which were later included in the international release of “High Voltage” after the band signed with Atlantic Records.

Constant touring and a series of albums classics followed: 1976’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”, 1977’s “Let There Be Rock”, 1978’s “Powerage” and their commercial breakthrough, 1979’s “Highway To Hell.”

While preparing to work on material for their next album, Scott passed away in February 1980 at the age of 33 after a night of heavy drinking in London; AC/DC brought in former Geordie singer Brian Johnson to handle lead vocals and the group issued the best-selling hard rock album of all time -
Back In Black" - as a tribute to Bon just five months later – with the full support of the Scott family.

“This is an invitation for Bon’s fans and friends to gather and share their memories and observations of him and his music,” adds the Bon Scott Estate. “His legacy lives in the hearts and minds of those who love him.”

Visit the newly-launched Bon Scott website at

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