Yes, I can hear the curators at Fremantle Cemetery exhaling. Only a few more hours before their lives will be changed for ever. BECAUSE in a short time, the long awaited statue to Bon Scott ( the late lead singer of ACDC) will be unveiled at Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour and the ACCA DACCA fans will be able to worship their legend in public. For decades the Fremantle Cemetery has been the host to thousands upon thousands of fans from all over the world, ( much like the French, Père Lachaise Cemetery, where Jim Morrison lays) all simply wanting to “have a beer with Bon” or to pay their respects. In fact, in February 2006, Bon Scott’s grave site was heritage listed, due to its cultural significance.
The new and long awaited statue will be revealed at the Aussie Rock Celebration concert at the Claremont Showgrounds on Sunday 25th of February, before being placed permanently at Fisherman’s Wharf in Fremantle (Bon Scott’s home town) and is expected to attract even more fans to Freo.