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AC/DC Fans Raised Nearly £50,000 to Put Bon Scott Statue in His Hometown

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Bon Scott of AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. 

Although it has been 35 years since original AC/DC frontman Bon Scott passed, fans of the rock group are still working together to honor the late singer. In a crowdfunding effort by DD8 Music fans have raised more than £48,000 to erect a statue of Scott in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland.

The Crowdfunder UK campaign's £45,000 goal was surpassed on Sept. 4 -- after two years of fundraising -- but is quickly approaching £50,000 as the pledge deadline isn't until Sept. 24. Any extra money outside of the original goal will go toward a memorial garden surrounding Scott's statue, according to the campaign page.

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A Guardian article shows a picture of the statue, which depicts Scott in a sleeveless denim jacket and tight pants holding a set of bagpipes. Scott played the instrument on the group’s song "It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ’N’ Roll)." Designed by John McKenna, the statue will be placed in a car park on Bellies Brae, a road that leads out of Kirriemuir. Because the goal was reached before the deadline, the statue will be ready in time for DD8 Music's Bonfest 2016 in April of next year.

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