Today on the 19th of february 2014, it was exactly 34 years ago that Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott died.
On 19 February 1980, Scott, 33, 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. It has been contended that pulmonary aspiration of vomit was the cause of Scott’s death,but the official cause was listed on the death certificate as “acute alcohol poisoning” and classified as “death by misadventure”. Scott was cremated and his ashes were interred by his family at Fremantle Cemetery in Fremantle, Western Australia.
For me, Bon was one of the most talented rock singers of all time and he was an inspiration for me for the type of music he stood for. Thx Bon.