Former AC/DC Bassist Mark Evans on ‘Amazing’ Bon Scott Statue Plans by Singer’s Birthplace
In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans -author of the new book Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC (http://www.dirtydeedsbook.com) praises the decision by Bon Scott‘s birthplace, Kirriemuir, Scotland, to erect a statue in the late singer’s honor.
Says Evans: “It seemed that Scotland had a lot of AC/DC pride even back [in 1976], you could actually spot a ‘Welcome Home’ banner in the audience during our first gig in Glasgow (the birthplace of AC/DC’s Malcolm and Angus Young). That gig drew a decent crowd but then again, it was only 50 pence to get in! I even got a potted version of Scottish history via Young/Young/Scott during a visit to Stirling Castle, one of the very rare times we actually made a visit anywhere as a group! It’s so amazing that Bon is getting honored like this, especially since Scotland is such an important place in the history of AC/DC. Bon already had a street named after him in Kirriemuir and now this! I look forward to visiting Bon’s birthplace in the future, hopefully for Bon Fest 2013!”
Bon Scott has also been honored in Claremont, Australia, where a statue was erected in 2008 at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbor. Mark Evans recently released a book about his life, including his time with AC/DC, entitled ‘Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside and Outside of AC/DC.’