Bon Scott’s legacy lives on

A Bon Scott sculpture was unveiled in the CBD’s famous AC/DC Lane on March 6.

The permanent three-metre-tall sculpture of the Aussie rock legend, made of metal, concrete and plaster, emerges from a laneway brick wall.

Nearby rock music venue Cherry Bar’s owner James Young started the project in collaboration with local artist Mike Makatron with support from the state government’s Rockin’ The Laneways initiative.

“This sculpture will inspire artists, musicians and international tourism. There are fans of Bon Scott already planning to come from places as far as Germany and Spain just to come to AC/DC Lane in Melbourne to see Bon Scott honoured in this way,” Mr Young said.

“From today, we know that Sydney has the Sydney Opera House, but Melbourne will have Bon Scott.”

Bon Scott’s son Dave Stevens and former girlfriend Mary Renshaw also attended the unveiling.

“Melbourne is very representative of Australia’s rock music culture. So it’s really fitting that the sculpture is installed in AC/DC Lane,” Mr Stevens said.

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