Remembering Bon Scott -- February 19, 1980

Today we celebrate the legacy of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, who left this planet 34 years ago today. 

Ironically, Bon Scott got his start with AC/DC as the band’s chauffeur, before filling in for original lead vocalist Dave Evans when he refused to perform in ‘74.  Even before that momentous night, however, Scott was not just a roadie, as he sang in a few bands himself. 

Scott changed the course of the band and helped AC/DC become one of the baddest bands to ever grace the stage. 

The raven-haired mad genius fronted the band for just five years, but brought us the smash albums Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock and Highway to Hell.

Tragically, Bon Scott passed away in London on February 19, 1980 due to acute alcohol poisoning, though that has been debated over the years. The details of his death are shrouded in mystery, but one thing is sure – his demise was heartbreaking and premature. 

Currently, plans to build a life-sized stature of the legendary frontman in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland are being backed by the surviving members of AC/DC. 

According to the Kirriemuir Herald, next year's edition of BonFest – the annual event that celebrates his life and music – will be moved from its usual May time slot to mid-August in the hopes that this will coincide with the unveiling of the Bon Scott statue.

Check out AC/DC’s official website here and tell us why Bon Scott was one of the greatest frontmen of all-time below!