Bon Scott’s Mother Isa Scott Dies At 94

Isa Scott, the mother of former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, has sadly passed away at the age of 94. Born Isabelle (Isa) Cunningham Mitchell, Isa...

Isa Scott, the mother of former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, has sadly passed away at the age of 94.

Born Isabelle (Isa) Cunningham Mitchell, Isa along with her husband, Charles (Chick) Scott, emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1952 with their then two sons, Ronald Belford (Bon) Scott (born 1946) and the younger Derek Scott (born 1949).


Isa Scott and Bon Scott, AC/DC

Isabelle (Isa) Scott with son Bon Scott and husband Chick Scott (background)

They headed west to Western Australia in 1956 with a third son, Graeme Scott (born 1953), and finally settled in North Fremantle. Both Isa and Chick became active members of Western Australia’s Scottish community, with Chick and Bon taking up places in The Caledonian Scots Pipe Band of Fremantle.

It is from Western Australia that Bon Scott began his musical career as a member of the bands The Spektors and The Valentines. Following some time with Sydney-based Fraternity (later relocating to Adelaide), Bon was introduced to Malcolm and Angus Young who at the time were looking for a new lead singer for their band AC/DC.

AC/DC, now fronted by Bon Scott, quickly established themselves as Australia’s premier rock outfit in the late 1970′s before gaining international recognition for their blistering live show.

Tragedy struck Isa Scott and the Scott family on 19 February 1980 with the news of the death of Bon Scott in London.

Throughout her life Isa Scott remained a private woman, shying away from the limelight associated with her son’s involvement in AC/DC. She rarely spoke of Bon and AC/DC giving only a handful of interviews. Isa was a fan of the band, attending Perth AC/DC concerts in recent years whenever possible.

ACDCfans.net extends its heartfelt condolences to the Scott family at this sad time. We thank Isa for giving the world Bon.

Rest In Peace Isa.

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