Bon Scott Tribute Wall
Bon Scott is honoured with a permanent sculpture coming out of the Cherry Bar brick wall looking down upon AC/DC Lane Melbourne.
Supported by the Victorian Government, Cherry Bar owner James Young collaborated with local street artist Mike Makatron to create a unique art piece and rock n roll homage.
AC/DC lead singer from 1974 to 1980 Bon Scott was rated by Classic Rock magazine as number one in a list of the "100 Greatest Frontmen Of All Time"ahead of Freddie Mercury (Queen) and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin). Migrating from Scotland at the age of 6, Scott grew up in the western suburbs of Melbourne in Sunshine.
AC/DC lived in Melbourne in the mid-seventies, where they wrote and recorded their first two albums. A stone's throw from AC/DC Lane is Swanston Street where the band famously shot their classic 'It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock n Roll)' film clip on the back of a flat bed truck.
It is this history, says Young, that makes AC/DC Lane, '.. the perfect place to honour Bon Scott and to provide inspiration for aspiring musicians and music fans the world over.'
Known as Bas-Relief (ie: a low relief carved from a wall), the sculpture is approximately three metres high and two metres wide and protrudes 15 cms out from the wall on AC/DC Lane.
The Bon Scott Tribute wall sculpture was officially unveiled on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.
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