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AC/DC's Bon Scott Hometown Statue To Be Unveiled This Week (A Top Story)


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On Friday AC/DC's Bon Scott Hometown Statue To Be Unveiled This Week was a top rock story. Here is the recap: (hennemusic) A statue of AC/DC legend Bon Scott will be officially unveiled in the late singer's Scottish hometown of Kirriemuir this weekend. The Courier reports 45,000, 450kg bronze statue - funded by fans around the world - is the first in the country of the late rocker, who was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, but moved to Australia with his family when he was six.

The AC/DC landmark will have its official unveiling this Saturday as part of the 10th annual BonFest, a three-day music festival celebrating the singer's roots.

"It's amazing how many people don't know that Bon Scott came from Kirriemuir," says BonFest chairman John Crawford. "People know about J.M. Barrie and Peter Pan, but they are both famous sons of the town and there is room for them both."

"In 2008, Bon's Australian home town, Fremantle, unveiled a statue of him. At that point we started thinking it might be good to have one here where he started his life," said DD8 Music development worker Graham Galloway. "The unveiling will take place on Saturday, 30th of April, and will be carried out by some very special guests: Mark Evans, bass player on four of the Bon-era albums; Tony Currenti, drummer on AC/DC's first album; and Mary Renshaw, Bon's seamstress and 'soulmate.'

"We are looking at a total attendance of 3,700 and are expecting fans from all over the world to travel. We have confirmed travellers from the USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Norway, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. All in all, it is shaping up to be an amazing weekend." Read more and see a photo of the statue with McKenna and Evans - here.

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