Australian AC/DC Fan Organizes Tribute To BON SCOTT

February 1, 2005

According to a posting on the AC/DC fan site Crabsody In Blue, an AC/DC from Western Australia has been busy arranging events as a tribute to late AC/DC singer Bon Scott, who died in February 1980 after choking on his own vomit following a night out.

On February 5, there will be an "It's a Long Way to the Top" re-enactment through the streets of Fremantle township. At 12 noon a truck will leave Fremantle train station with the Western Australia AC/DC cover band RIFF RAFF playing on the back, The procession will travel up Market St / South Tce to the Fremantle Hospital then turn around and travel back. This will be done a few times, after which the procession will make a stop at Pioneer Reserve (opposite the train station) to do a free tribute concert until 1:30 pm.

On February 19, at the Fremantle Cemetry there will be a memorial service held at Bon's plaque in the memorial Gardens near the corner of Carrington St and Leach Highway. At 12 noon there will a pipes and drums band that will march down from the main car park through the graves to Bon's plaque, Once there they will play a medley of Scottish tunes relating to Bon's time in the Fremantle Pipe band. Celebrity guests and media have been invited. Later that night at the Leopold Hotel on Canning Highway Bicton there will be a tribute concert performed by RIFF RAFF. Doors open at 7 pm $20 on the night or $15 before (available through the drive-thru bottle shop).

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