Bon Scott Estate Rolls Out Official Site to Commemorate 75th Birthday of the Late AC/DC Vocalist

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Today, July 9, would have been the 75th birthday of Bon Scott, the Australian-born singer/songwriter who helmed AC/DC from its beginnings in 1974 until his untimely passing in 1980.

The Scott estate is commemorating the occasion in grand fashion to preserve his legacy for generations to come. A brand new Bon Scott website was launched, and the estate issued a statement to that effect:

“On the occasion of what would have been his 75th birthday, 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.”

Additional words from the Bon Scott estate about the website, which is truly a place for fans young and old — and new! — to gather and appreciate his contributions to AC/DC, one of the biggest rock and roll bands of all time:

Few rock singers were as unforgettable – and have proved as enduring – as Bon Scott. As the frontman of AC/DC from 1974 until his tragic passing in 1980 (at the age of 33), his “rock n’ roll pirate persona,” street poet lyrics, and striking image (one of the first rockers to proudly sport multiple tattoos) have made him an absolute legend. Additionally, Bon’s vocals were featured in several pre-AC/DC bands, including Fraternity, the Valentines, and the Spektors.

 But really, it is the quality of the songs of the “Bon-era” of AC/DC that serve as his greatest legacy – “Highway to Hell,” “Sin City,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Let There Be Rock,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “TNT,” and “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”…the list is seemingly endless.

How does Bon measure up to rock’s all-time great frontmen? Classic Rock Magazine declared him “The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Front Man of All Time” in 2004, beating out the lofty likes of Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, and Axl Rose in the process.

And now, The Bon Scott Estate will oversee the new official Bon Scott site, which will both pay tribute to the singer and help keep his memory alive for new and old fans alike.

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

As an added bonus, here’s a 1971 performance from Scott (with the band Fraternity), singing The Band’s “The Shape I’m In”:

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