BON SCOTT’S 75TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED BY LAUNCH OF FIRST-EVER OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Iconic AC/DC singer Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott would have turned 75 years old on July 9th 2021. To mark this occasion, Bon’s family is launching the first ever official Bon Scott website which will serve as a destination for fans keen to discover more about the legendary singer, including tributes from renowned rockers. They will also be able to leave testimonials about seeing or meeting Bon and purchase newly-available official merchandise.
The Bon Scott Estate said: “On the occasion of what would have been his 75th birthday, the Bon Scott Estate (Ron’s two brothers and his nephew) are proud to launch the new website and take this important step toward elevating Bon’s legend and tending to his legacy. Bon was a unique singer, songwriter and character that the world should never forget.”
Few rock singers were as unforgettable – and have proved as enduring – as Bon Scott. As the frontman of AC/DC from 1974 until his tragic passing in 1980 (at the age of 33), his “rock n’ roll pirate persona,” street poet lyrics, and striking image (one of the first rockers to proudly sport multiple tattoos) have made him an absolute legend. Additionally, Bon’s vocals were featured in several pre-AC/DC bands, including Fraternity, the Valentines, and the Spektors.
But really, it is the quality of the songs of the “Bon-era” of AC/DC that serve as his greatest legacy – “Highway to Hell,” “Sin City,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Let There Be Rock,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “TNT,” and “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”…the list is seemingly endless.
How does Bon measure up to rock’s all-time great frontmen? Classic Rock Magazine declared him “The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Front Man of All Time” in 2004, beating out the lofty likes of Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, and Axl Rose in the process.
And now, The Bon Scott Estate will oversee the new official Bon Scott site, which will both pay tribute to the singer and help keep his memory alive for new and old fans alike.
The Estate added: “This is an invitation for Bon’s fans and friends to gather and share their memories and observations of him and his music. His legacy lives in the hearts and minds of those who love him.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
Question: What is the Bon Scott Estate?
Answer: “Bon Scott Estate” is the trading name used by Sevdoka Pty Ltd which, as trustee of
the RB Scott Estate Trust, has been the custodian of the Estate of the Late Ronald Belford
Scott since shortly after Bon’s untimely passing. Bon’s family members are the directors of
Sevdoka Pty Ltd. “Bon Scott Estate” is an Australian registered business name.
Question: Who manages the Bon Scott Estate?
Answer: Sonic Rights Management serves as the Bon Scott Estate’s sole and exclusive
business & rights manager. The Sonic Rights Management and Sonic Lawyers businesses are
operated by separate but related companies with common directorship.
Question: How can I contact the Bon Scott Estate?
Answer: You can contact the Bon Scott Estate through Sonic Rights Management.
Phone: +61 2 7227 7479
Alternatively, you can contact the Bon Scott Estate through its lawyers, Sonic Lawyers.
Phone: +61 2 7227 7479
Question: Where can I buy official Bon Scott Merchandise?
Answer: Perryscope Productions is the Bon Scott Estate’s exclusive merchandise partner,
and operates the Bon Scott Official Store. Perryscope and its sub-licensees create
merchandise approved by the Bon Scott Estate. Licensed merchandise will refer to Sevdoka
Question: Who controls Bon Scott’s music rights?
Answer: Bon Scott is best known for his work with AC/DC. Publishing and recording rights
relating to AC/DC featuring Bon Scott are generally owned by Australian Music Corporation Pty Ltd,
which is owned by AC/DC’s longtime label and publisher, Alberts.
Alberts’ current administrators/licensees are:
– Sony Music Publishing (for publishing)
– Columbia / Sony (for recordings)
In respect of bands prior to AC/DC, please contact Sonic Rights Management for further
Question: I want to use Bon Scott’s music, how do I get permission?
Answer: Contact Sony Music Publishing for all publishing queries.
For recordings, it depends on which recording you are wanting to use:
AC/DC recordings – contact Columbia (or Sony Music Publishing if in AU/NZ)
Fraternity recordings – contact the Grape Organisation
Other recordings (including Spektors, Valentines, Mount Lofty Rangers) –
contact Sonic Rights Management initially for further information
Question: Is the Bon Scott Estate associated at all with bonscott.com and a proposed
documentary titled “Looking for Bon”?
Answer: No – neither are connected with or authorised by the Bon Scott Estate.
Question: Has the Bon Scott Estate, or any of Bon Scott’s parents or brothers, ever received songwriting royalties for any songs on the “Back in Black” album?