A statue of AC/DC’s Brian Johnson was unveiled over the weekend (Sunday, April 16) in Namur, Belgium, the first city the singer ever performed in with the legendary rock band back on June 29, 1980
The project was a crowdfunded effort put together by AC/DC fans Michel Remy, Mike Davister and Georges Boussingault, coupled with support from the national radio station RTBF Classic 21.
As for the actual statue’s fabrication, which features ancient Belgian Blue Stone, a natural stone mined in Belgium, that was done by Design Stone from Libramont.
Johnson took to his social media in a video message thanking the fans for their support along with a promise to visit the statue in the coming weeks. You can check out that video below.
“[Namur is] a very special place for me,” he said. “It was the first might I sang with AC/DC, and I was a very nervous boy. So that memory will stay with me forever, and now that you’ve built this statue. Honestly, I’m not worthy of it. I thank you, and I’ll take it in good grace.”
Brian’s first album with AC/DC was 1980’s “Back In Black“, which was produced by Robert “Mutt” Lange, who went on to work with suych acts as DEF LEPPARD, FOREIGNER, THE CARS, and BRYAN ADAMS.
In 2012, “Back In Black” was added to The Recording Academy’s legendary Grammy Hall Of Fame collection.