AC/DC fans to mark late singer Bon Scott’s 65th birthday

Fans head to former frontman's Scottish birthplace

Hundreds of AC/DC fans are set to descend on former singer Bon Scott‘s birthplace this weekend for what would have been his 65th birthday.

Fans from all over the world are expected to pay tribute to the late frontman in the Scottish town of Kirriemuir in Angus tomorrow (July 9). Scott was born in the town but he moved to Australia when he was six.

He joined the band in 1974 but died of acute alcohol poisoning in 1980 at the age of 33. Brian Johnson replaced the singer and has remained the frontman ever since.

A two day festival entitled Bon Fest is being staged by community group DD8 Music today (July 8) and tomorrow.

“In 2006 we held the Bon Fest to coincide with the unveiling of a commemorative slab in Kirrie to mark his contribution as one of the town’s famous sons,” chairman Graham Galloway told the Daily Record.

“This year we have planned the event on what would have been his 65th birthday.”