An amazing new sculpture carved in the likeness of legendary “Rocker” Bon Scott was unveiled in Melbourne.
The sculpture is the work of Melbourne artist Mike Makatron.
Mike’s murals are described as a regular fixture along the city street where the tribute resides.
The area is fittingly named AC/DC Lane.
The low relief sculpture of Scottish born “Bon” comes out of the historic Cherry Bar’s brick wall. It’s three meters high, two meters wide and protrudes 15cm.
AC/DC Lane is “the perfect place to honor Bon Scott and to provide inspiration for aspiring musicians and music fans.” – James Young of Cherry Bar
Makatron is primarily a painter of murals and canvas but this is his first large-scale piece of this kind.
True AC/DC fans know, Sydney is the city where the band came together, but Melbourne still boasts a number of connections to the band.
Drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Mark Evans were both born there, and Scott lived there during a couple of periods during his life — first as a child, then as a young working musician. AC/DC later filmed their video for “It’s A Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock N Roll)” in Melbourne, cementing its ties to a city that’s been eager to celebrate the connection.
Bon Scott’s son, Dave Stevens also spoke about the tribute. “Thanks to all, especially the vision of James Young of Cherry Bar, who instigated the idea and grant application with Creative Victoria.”
This is not the first public landmark to be inspired by the “Rock ‘n‘ Roll Singer.”
Visitors to Perth, Australia can visit a Scott statue and there’s another standing in his Scottish hometown, where it serves as the centerpiece of a memorial garden.