Fans Trying To Kickstart Memorial For AC/DC's Bon Scott

(Classic Rock) Fans of AC/DC have launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to create a permanent memorial to iconic frontman Bon Scott in his home town of Kirriemuir, Scotland. And if they reach the 50,000 target, renowned sculptor John McKenna has a design for a statue ready to go.

Ronald Belford Scott, who emigrated to Australia as a child, died in February 1980 just as his band were on the brink of worldwide acclaim. The surviving members hired Brian Johnson as new frontman and released landmark album Back In Black later that year as a tribute to Scott.

Despite having left Kirriemuir at the age of six, the town in the north-east of Scotland has remained proud of its famous son. A plaque already exists in its Cumberland Close while a street in a new housing estate has been named Bon Scott Place, and there's a permanent exhibition in the local museum.

Now community group DD8 Music, who have held an annual memorial festival in the "Wee Red Toon" since 2008, want to place a statue there and they've already raised nearly 10,000 of the amount they require. more on this story

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