The Bon Scott Estate have invited fans to send stories and tributes to the website – bonscottofficial.com. Upon visiting the website, we can see that it’s already been populated with a variety of content, including an extensive history detailing the life of Scott, who died in London on February 19, 1980, video interviews and testimonies from a bunch of artists.
In an official statement, The Bon Scott Estate 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.”
“The cheeky gap-toothed grin and cocky promenading were added layers that fleshed out a consummate professional,” he said. “He owned the stage and the song with precision and spunk.
“Whilst never appearing to take anything too seriously, he was leading one of the most formidable guitar bands we’ve ever seen or heard to the very top. Writing, singing and performing at a level most only dream about. And then he was gone too soon – what an incredible legacy.”
John Brewster of The Angels also lent his voice, speaking of his band’s relationship with AC/DC and the late singer.
“Those days were incredible, to work with Vanda/Young, to hang out with the AC/DC guys in the studio, on occasion swapping instruments and jamming and to be part of such an amazing stable of artists”
“Bon was the only singer that got up and sang with The Angels. It was at Selinas, I’ve no idea what song, but it was just fantastic! My memories of Bon and all from those days remain as some of my most precious.”
There’s plenty to explore on the website, and for the first time, his estate have released exclusive merch only available to purchase through the website.