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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: The statue of Bon Scott is seen on the 30th anniversary of AC/DC's former frontman's death, at Fremantle on February 19, 2010 in Perth, Australia. Scott died at the age of 33 in London from alcohol poisoning and was found in his car, where he initially fell asleep. AC/DC are currently touring Australia with their "Black Ice" tour, their first tour here since 2001. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

AC/DC’s Bon Scott died 38 years ago today (February 19), and in his honor, we’re looking back to when his hometown in Scotland honored him with a new statue.

In April 2016, the town of Kirriemuir unveiled a statue of Scott.  The $90,000 it cost to create the statue was raised by fans through a campaign started by a local community group called DD8 Music.  The statue is located in a public memorial garden in a park, as opposed to the initial idea of having it placed in the town’s main square.  The reason for the location change?  There’s already a statue of Peter Pan in the main square, a nod to author/creator JM Carrie who’s also from Kirriemuir.

The statue is also surrounded by the lyric “And the music was good and the music was loud, and the singer turned to the crowd and said ‘Let there be rock.'”

Couldn’t think of a more appropriate lyric

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights