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FLASHBACK: Bon Scott Statue Unveiled In Hometown

AC/DC’s Bon Scott died 37 years ago today (February 19th), and in his honor, we're looking back to when his hometown in Scotland honored him with a new statue.

In April 2016, the town of Kirriemuir unveiled a statue of Scott.  The $90,000 it cost to create the statue was raised by fans through a campaign started by a local community group called DD8 Music.  The statue is located in a public memorial garden in a park, as opposed to the initial idea of having it placed in the town’s main square.  The reason for the location change?  There’s already a statue of Peter Pan in the main square, a nod to author/creator JM Carrie who’s also from Kirriemuir.

The statue is also surrounded by the lyric "And the music was good and the music was loud, and the singer turned to the crowd and said 'Let there be rock.'"

Couldn't think of a more appropriate lyric

Bonfest 2016,Kirriemuir,Scotland. Bon Scott Statue. AC/DC

Mark Evans,Tony Currenti and Bob Richards were all special guests at the unveiling of the Bon Scott Statue,the statue was funded by fans and cost £50,000 i have had to put music on the video as the announcers microphone cut out

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)