Situated within the Fremantle Cemetery lies the final resting place of Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott, lead vocalist of the popular rock band AC/DC.
Bon was born on July 9, 1946, in a town north of the Scottish city of Dundee. (You can find a bronze statue of the singer in Kirriemuir, where he spent the first few years of his life.) In 1952, at the age of six, he migrated to Australia with his family. They lived in Melbourne for a time before relocating to the Perth suburb of Fremantle.
In 1974, he was asked to join the band AC/DC by Malcolm and Angus Young, two brothers from Glasgow and over a period of six years, Scott reached world fame through his performances as the lead singer of the band.
On February 19, 1980, Scott tragically passed away after leaving a nightclub and later falling asleep in his friend’s car, with the coroner determining the cause of death to be acute alcohol poisoning. Scott’s body was embalmed and his family decided to scatter his ashes at this site in Fremantle Cemetery. The memorial site includes a plaque and memorial bench and due to his contributions to the field of music, the National Trust of Australia has deemed this a site of cultural significance.