Big Bon Issue

big issue article on bon

The Big Issue has run a cover story on Bon Scott! You can read it page by page over here, or look at the pdf version here [2.5mb].

It includes coverage of the Bon Scott Project (including this blog!) by West Australian art writer Ric Spencer, and a personal story of his journey to see the bronze statue of Bon, by Melbourne rock journo Patrick Donovan. The cover art (shown above) is from the public artwork by Bevan Honey – the ghostly apparition of Bon which appeared mysteriously under a bridge in Fremantle in May this year.

(The Big Issue is a great magazine sold by homeless folks on the streets of cities around Australia. A large proportion of the cover price goes to the vendor.)

2 Responses to “Big Bon Issue”


  • hola Lucas como estas vos siempre sorprendiendome con las cosas que pones en el blog y la magia de Bon continua vive gracias a vos y a todos los fans que hay por el mundo para mi que estoy a miles de kilometros de toda esa movida me siento pleno de poder compartir tus informes con mi ingles muy limitado pero lo que vale es la esencia como decis vos . te agradezco por tanto y perdoname por tan poco como ya te dije una vez aca en argentina tenes un gran amigo ….enviame ese magazine ja ja ja mis respetos .
    Bon Scott satisfaction guaranteed

  • SOME MORE OF THE BEN SCOTT…”AC/DC EXTRAVAGANZA”…

    ONE OF THE QUESTIONS PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME WHEN THEY HEAR ABOUT ME PROCLAIMING TO BE BONS SON…. IS THAT THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY I HAVE TAKEN SO LONG TO COME FORWARD…

    PERSONALLY I ARE PUZZLED WHY THEY WANT TO KNOW THAT??? NONETHELESS IN A PROFOUNDLY WHACKED OUT WORLD… WHACKED OUT PEOPLE CAN ASK ANYTHING THEY LIKE…

    HERE TODAY ON THE BONSCOTTBLOG.COM I WILL OFFER A LITTLE EVIDENCE AS TO HOW IN FACT… HAD SPOKEN EARLIER ABOUT THIS SUBJECT…

    WAY BACK IN AROUND 1995 I WERE INTERVIEWED BY THE MELBOURNE BRANCH OF “THE BIG ISSUE” ABOUT BEING BONS SON… AND THEY RAN AN ARTICLE INCLUDING A PHOTO OF ME!!!

    BACK THEN I LIVED ALONG THE INFAMOUS “SUNSET STRIP”… WHICH IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS FITZROY STREET… AND FOR THOSE FROM THE USA… THE PLACE I LIVED IN WAS CALLED….”””THE HOLLYWOOD HOTEL”””… BASICALLY IT WAS WHERE ALL THE PEOPLE OF UNWANTED STEROTYPE ENDED UP….HAHAHA AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE PLACE …HAHA

    THE FIRST TIME I MOVED IN I LASTED 1 WEEK AND HAD TO LEAVE… I WERE NOT AWARE WHAT ONE SMALL PIPE OF “CHOOF” COULD DO TO SOME PEOPLE… AND I GAVE THIS GUY A PIPE… AND HE PROCEDED TO TRY TO UNCH HIS WAY OUT OF THE BUILDING…HAHA SHORTLY BEFORE THE COPS ARRIVED AND TOOK HIM AWAY…

    WELL EVENTUALLY I MOVED BACK IN AND AT ONE POINT BECAME THE CARETAKER…WHERE I MET SOME OF THE MOST “COLOURFULL” CHARACTERS MELBOURNES STREETS HAVE TO OFFER…

    I COULD TALK ALL DAY ABOUT THE TALES OF THE “HOLLYWOOD HOTEL” HA IF YOU WERE THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO STRUGGLED TO GET LUCKY AT A RED LIGHT AND PINK HOUSE… YOU COULD MOVE IN THERE AND HAVE YOUR WICKED WAY EASILY…

    BUT YES… THE BIG ISSUE… A GREAT MAG… FOR LOTS OF REASONS…

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