Incredible Bon Scott sculpture unveiled in Melbourne

Music 08/03/2018

A new sculpture carved in the shape of former AC/DC singer, Bon Scott has been revealed during a dedication ceremony in Melbourne.

The ceremony was attended by Scott's son, Dave Stevens, who die the honours and presented the artwork to the public for the very first time.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the sculpture is the work of artist Mike Makatron, whose murals are a regular fixture along the city street where this new Scott tribute lives, in AC/DC lane.

"It's an honor to add a permanent 3D element that pays tribute to a great Australian rock 'n' roll band and its lead singer, Bon Scott, but also to music in general," said Makatron.

"Thanks to all, especially the vision of James Young of Cherry Bar, who instigated the idea and grant application with Creative Victoria."

Sydney has the Opera House and Melbourne has Bon Scott.

Sydney is the city where the band came together, but Melbourne is where drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Mark Evans were born and Scott lived there during a couple of times during his life, first as a child, then as a young working musician.

AC/DC later filmed the 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.