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Dan Eidem

On This Date In Rock History...

On This Date In Rock History...
Posted February 19th, 2014 @ 8:41am

On February 19, 1980, Bon Scott passed out after a night of heavy drinking in a London club called the Music Machine. He was left to sleep in a Renault owned by an acquaintance named Alistair Kinnear in South London. The following afternoon, Kinnear found Scott lifeless, and alerted the authorities. Scott was rushed to King's College Hospital 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."

With all due respect to his replacement Brian Johnson, Bon Scott was the better singer. I still listen to Bon's last record with AC/DC, "Highway To Hell" on a regular basis! Here is Bon and the boys live in 1979 and I am adding a cover of Highway To Hell just for fun. You'll see why...


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