A new fan site has been launched on late AC/DC singer Bon Scott’s 75th birthday

Virgin Radio

9 Jul 2021, 10:47

The first ever official Bon Scott website is being launched today (9th July), to pay tribute to the legendary singer, who was born on this day 75 years ago.

The new fan-focused website will be run by the late Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott’s family, and hosts information about the AC/DC frontman, along with tributes from the likes of ex-Journey singer Steve Perry, Peter Garrett from Midnight Oil, and Judas Priest's Rob Halford, who said, “His voice look and on stage character drew us all in - there’s an unmatched uniqueness that solidifies Bon's legendary status in rock and roll.”

The site also has videos and merchandise, and fans will have the opportunity to submit their own words about meeting or seeing the singer. 

In a statement, the family of Bon Scott said, “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.

“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.”

Ronald Belford Scott was born in 1946 in Scotland, before his family moved to Australia in 1952. He sang on AC/DC’s first six albums, the last of which being 1979’s seminal Highway to Hell, before he tragically died in February 1980 at the age of 33 from acute alcohol poisoning.

You can check out the new website at bonscottofficial.com