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.)

The Age Shall Not Weary Him…

rennie ellis shot of bon
[archival photo of Bon on stage, as published in Melbourne’s Age Newspaper today, by Rennie Ellis]

(Apologies for the terrible pun.) Rock-guru Patrick Donovan has written about Bon Scott, and this humble lil blog, in the Age Newspaper today. (Thanks Andrew for the heads-up!)

Read his article here.

That amazing photo above is by Rennie Ellis, a legendary Aussie photographer. Look at the adoration on the faces of those cuties in the front row!

I’ll be posting up some more shots from the Rennie Ellis archive soon. They are amazing, and most of them haven’t been published before! Watch this space.

PS: here’s a scan of the article as it appeared in the real newspaper (Thanks Gabby n Darcy for sending it thru!)