THE legendary Bon Scott will be remembered with a big tribute show in Fremantle on what would have been his 70th birthday.
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be – The Story of Bon Scott will tell the story of one of Fremantle’s favourite sons and lead singer of Australian band AC/DC.
Wander Productions will bring the show to the Fly by Night Club, with Nick Barker narrating and singing alongside a four-piece rock line up.
Producer, director and writer Andrew Barker said he was inspired to create the show after doing a similar one about Johnny Cash.
“It’s always struck me that Bon Scott was a working class hero and underdog and, like Cash, he had a unique story separate to the band, as fascinating as it was moving and intriguing, ” he said.
“The story is so familiar that it’s in everyone’s memory as if we were all there.
“AC/DC, riding high through the middle of Melbourne in the 1970s, singing the story of life on the road, of dreams and broken promises, of the long way to the top.
“At the centre of the band stood a man with bagpipes and a wicked grin – Bon Scott. His bravado was famous, his survival skills finely tuned, and at that time he was ready to be a rock and roll superstar.”
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be –The Story of Bon Scott is at the Fly by Night on July 9.
Visit www.flybynight.org for more information or for tickets.