Singer Bon Scott, former frontman from AC/DC who died in 1980, will have a monument built in his honour at his birthplace of Kirriemuir in Scotland. Despite Scott and his family moving to Melbourne in 1952 when he was only six, a local community group want to honour him with the statue.
A local sculptor John McKenna has been approached by DD8 Music, who run an annual Bon Scott music festival in the town. McKenna spoke to the Daily Record about taking on the tribute: “It’s early days, but it’s a great honour. Bon Scott was an icon from my teenage years.”
Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans spoke to Ulitmate Classic Rock about the statue saying: “AC/DC went to Scotland for the first time during the UK version of the ‘Lock Up Your Daughters’ tour in mid ’76. Even though the budget for the tour was beyond shoestring, we were all looking forward to it. The Young brothers and Bon were super giddy to go since they were all born there.”
In 2008 a Bon Scott statue was built at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Claremont, Western Australia (Bon Scott’s ashes are interred at Fremantle Cemetary). The statue portrays Scott atop a Marshall amplifier.
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