According to The Courier, collector Neil McDonald has loaned moreAC/DC memorabilia to the Gateway to the Glens Museum in Kirriemuir, Scotland — late AC/DC singer Bon Scott‘s birthplace and home of his family in his early years.
Neil told The Courier: “In addition to the permanent Bon Scott display, the museum has decided to use one additional case for Bon Fest [the annual event paying homage to one of Kirriemuir’s most famous sons]. Consequently, I have provided them with several more rare items of memorabilia — some of which I have never displayed before. These include an extremely rare reel-to-reel tape from 1979 of tracks from the then forthcoming album ‘Highway To Hell’, which was produced at Basing Street Studios in London.
“To promote the continuing legacy of Bon Scott, there are also a number of Bon-related items which have been produced since he died in 1980.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend Bon Fest in person this year due to other commitments, but I am certain that both the existing exhibits and the new ones will generate considerable interest amongst Bon Scott andAC/DC fans alike.”
Often regarded as the greatest frontman in the history of rock music, Bon Scott tragically died on February 19, 1980 but his memory lives through the music he created with AC/DC. From 1975’s Australian album “High Voltage” to 1980’s “Highway To Hell”, Bon Scott and AC/DC were a global force to be reckoned with.
AC/DC formed in 1973 but it wasn’t until the latter half of 1974 that Scottish-born singer Robert Belford Scott joined the fold. Scott would help take AC/DC to legendary heights of success. Although the bands success did not arrive quickly, they released a stream of stunning albums and were undoubtedly the most electrifying live rock band of the 1970s.