10 Statues Honoring Rock Greats

A list of sites honoring the all-time titans of rock.

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Although their music is the sole thing that will keep them immortal in many ways, some of the ultimate rock titans that left this world have been honored by memorial statues as a way of community paying homage to their heroes.

These are some of the finest examples, check out the list of 10 statues honoring rock greats.

Bon Scott

This statue has been raised in honor of late great AC/DC vocalist Bon Scott in the city of Fremantle, West Australia. It was unveiled at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in February 2008, portraying Scott standing on a Marshal amp.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Unveiled in 1993, three years after his death, this statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan is located in Austin, Texas as the city's very first public monument of a musician.

John Lennon

Located in the Vedado district in Havana, Cuba this statue was unveiled in 2000 in what is now known as the John Lennon Park.

Buddy Holly

Honoring one of the early heroes of rock, who left us at the very young age of 22, this Buddy Holly statue can be found as the centerpiece of the centerpiece of Lubbock's Walk of Fame in Buddy's city of Lubbock, Texas.

Otis Redding

The "Otis Redding Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" is located in the Gateway Park in the city of Macon. As one of the all-time greats, Mr. Redding left us at the young age of 26.

Elvis Presley

The King's former home of Graceland in Memphis was turned into the ultimate Elvis shrine, but this fine bronze statue comes as yet another tributes to his greatness and impact.

Phil Lynott

Located in Harry Street in Dublin, the statue of late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott was unveiled in 2005.

Ronnie James Dio

Celebrating Ronnie James Dio in the year of his passing, this statue was unveiled in 2010 in the Bulgarian city of Kavarna.

Jimi Hendrix

Presented in 1997 as a tribute to the ultimate guitar great, this Jimi Hendrix statue can be found on the Broadway Avenue in the Capital Hill/Broadway area of his hometown of Seattle.

Freddie Mercury

Overlooking the Lake Geneva in Montreaux, Switzerland, this statue of Freddie Mercury serves a somewhat of a perfect reflection of Mr. Mercury's greatness.

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    Not having even known there was a statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin, I was pleasantly surprised stumbling across it en route to a pint and a sandwich at The Porterhouse. It's good seeing him on this list. Cheers.
    Freddies statue really captures the immortal thing. The statue overlooking the lake is fabulous, it looks like Freddie is overlooking a crowded stadium. This picture is a kind of magic.
    Sleaze Disease
    The Hendrix one looks like it takes up the entire sidewalk. I'd, of course, like to chalk it up to perspective, but it really does seem like a massive statue.
    Yeah, I used to live around there, the statue isn't near as big as it looks in that photo, don't know what happened with the perspective there...
    Yeah, I used to live around there, the statue isn't near as big as it looks in that photo, don't know what happened with the perspective there...
    Rebel Scum
    I stumbled across that John Lennon statue in Havana. Looked really out of place. The Hendrix strat looks too big for that statue. The body looks more like a bass.
    My favourites are SRV, Lynott, and Dio. It looks like they're guarding the place in a neverending watch...
    I can't help but be amused by how casual John Lennon's statue is, undeniably fitting either way. Ultimately, they're all fantastic tributes, all of them extremely well done.
    What about the Kurt Cobain one??
    That statue from last year? The one where he looked like he was playing a loaf of bread? That shit was terrible, I'm glad it's not here
    Weren't they going on with making a statue for John Bonham in his hometown or something?
    "...portraying Scott standing on a Marshal amp." Marshall UG! You play guitar yeah?
    We have a replica of Lennon's one in San Jose, Costa Rica... Interesting thing it is right in Chinatown!