One of the most distinctive voices in Rock N’ Roll history, Bon Scott of AC/DC died on this day in 1980. One of the greatest voices in hard rock/heavy metal history, Bon passed out after a night of heavy drinking in a London club called the Music Machine (currently known as the KOKO).
He was left to sleep in a Renault 5 owned by an acquaintance named Alistair Kinnear, at 67 Overhill Road in East Dulwich, South London. The following afternoon, Kinnear found Scott lifeless, and alerted the authorities. Scott was rushed to King’s College Hospital in Camberwell, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Pulmonary aspiration of vomit was the cause of Scott’s death, and the official cause was listed as “acute alcohol poisoning” and “death by misadventure”. Scott was cremated and his ashes were interred by his family at Fremantle Cemetery in Fremantle, Western Australia.
We celebrate the legacy and greatness of Bon Scott! Thanks for all the fantastic music!