The estate of AC/DC‘s late-founding frontman Bon Scott has launched the singer’s first official website — bonscottofficial.com. Today (July 9th) marks what would’ve been Scott’s 75th birthday.
Bon Scott died on February 19th, 1980 at age 33, after passing out and choking on his own vomit following a long night of drinking. He sang on AC/DC’s first six studio albums, including High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock and Highway To Hell.
Blabbermouth posted a statement from Bon Scott’s family regarding the website and the anniversary of his birth:
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.
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young told us a while back that he and Bon Scott got along so well because they shared the same sense of humor and both had rebellious streaks: “Well, Bon was just. . . he was just one of those people. We have a tendency to laugh a lot about. . . things that go on. Y’know, Bon was the same. And I think if you’re playing rock n’ roll, there’s just a streak of rebellion in you, y’know?”