Yesterday, Savannah, Ga, lost one of, if not the, most recognizable voice it’s ever had. Don Scott has unfortunately left us to go and Moderate the “Great Gig In the Sky”.
Don Scott lived and breathed Rock & Roll. He gave his all to our local community; promoting events, charities, venues, artists and much much more.
A tribute from music great @ThomasClaxton.
Yesterday, Savannah, GA lost one of, if not the most recognizable voice it’s ever had. Don Scott has unfortunately left us to go and Moderate the “Great Gig In the Sky”. Without a doubt he’s on to bigger and better things than anything this world could have offered.
When I was growing up and first beginning to dive deep in to the ocean of Rock & Roll, obviously I was turning on the local airwaves and my go-to was always, “The Rock of Savannah” I-95.5 fm. There was always one voice in particular, between the hits, that made the entire listening experience complete. Don Scott was the golden voice and what made it all real, was that Don had a genuine passion for what he was promoting.
Don Scott lived and breathed Rock & Roll. He gave his all to our local community; promoting events, charities, venues, artists and much much more. Don constantly had his finger on the pulse of what we know as The Coastal Empire and never turned down an opportunity to serve his community in whatever way possible.
In my personal life and career, Don and I became great friends. He was someone I frequently reached out to just to say hello. He supported my performances locally and when I began to venture out and work in other markets and rub elbows with well-known artists, the moment I came back to town, Don was ready for the stories of my latest ventures. He put me on the air at Cumulus more times than I can count and always reminded me to ignore the haters and to keep doing what I was doing. Don told me once that you know you’re doing it right when the haters and naysayers start popping up, lol.
Don Scott was a great man and a phenomenal friend and I for one am incredibly saddened to get this tragic news. I guess in some ways, given his passion for Rock Music, it’s no coincidence that Don would move on to the Great Gig on the same day of the month as Eddie Van Halen did a year prior.
Nothing but love and respect, Don. I’ll miss you deeply and am looking forward to the day we get to talk music once again. Tell the Rock legends we said hello.
R.I.P., my brother from another.
Myself, Coach’s Corner, and “Rock of Savannah” I 95.5fm will be organizing a live music event for our brother Don in the near future. Details will be announced at the appropriate time.