According to The Pulse Of Radio, AC/DC fans have succeeded in raising the equivalent of $69,000 needed to complete the funding for the installation of a statue of late singer Bon Scott in his Scottish hometown. A local organization called DD8 Music in Scott‘s hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland spearheaded the effort, working for several years to raise the money and finish the job.
The campaign still has 16 days to go, so any additional donations will pay for an “extra-special” garden to be built round the statue.
DD8 Music said in a statement: “Kirriemuir already has a few things honoring Bon — a street named after him, a memorial plaque, an AC/DC section in the local museum, and our annual Bonfest. However, we believe Bon‘s memory deserves a lasting memorial. Renowned sculptor John McKenna will capture three things — his personality, his stage presence, and his Scottish roots.”
Scott died 35 years ago and AC/DC guitarist Angus Young told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the band almost didn’t get past his death. “Bon was the big… He was a full-on frontman, plus he had this great character, you know. I mean, he just lived that rock ‘n’ roll life. With Bon, what you saw was what you got, and, yeah, it was pretty, pretty tough.”