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Bon Scott Honored

The late Bon Scott, original lead singer with AC/DC who passed away in 1980, is being honored with a monument in his birthplace. The town of Kirrimuir, Scotland, where Scott was born in 1946, is putting up a statue of the singer. Sculptor John McKenna will be designing the statue. The annual Bon Scott Music Festival is also hosted by Kirrimuir and a street in the town is named for Scott.

This is not the first statue dedicated to Bon Scott. His family moved to Australia when he was 6 years old and his adopted hometown there, Claremont, erected a statue honoring him in 2008 at the Freemantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Statue of Bon Scott at Fisherman's Wharf, Freemantle, Australia

Statue of Bon Scott at Fisherman’s Wharf, Freemantle, Australia. Photo credit: Greg O'Beirne

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