Tribute To Late AC/DC Frontman To Be Held In His Hometown

Eat Cat 2 Productions — the organizers of the Big Ball, the world's largest AC/DC convention — have announced a tribute to late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, to be held in Scott's in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Angus on April 29, 2006. A stone-paving plinth has been locally carved to mark his birth in Kirriemuir and death 25 years ago. The 3' x 2' locally engraved stone plinth (with text you can read as well as music notation for "Let There Be Rock") will be unveiled on the day. Local bands will play in the town during the day before a Bon Scott tribute concert by AB/CD in the townhall in the evening. Check out photos of the stone plinth at this location.

Bon Scott died on February 19, 1980 in London, England. He choked to death on his own vomit while sleeping in a friend's car. According to the AC/DC FAQ web site, he and the friend, a musician named Alisdair Kinnear, had been drinking the evening of the 19th and Bon apparently fell asleep during the ride home. Kinnear could not wake Bon, so he left him in the car to sleep. Kinnear awoke early in the evening on the 20th, checked on Bon, and found him unconscious in the car. Bon could not be revived, and was pronounced dead.

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