AC/DC Street Proposal Gets Council Support

Australia's The Age is reporting that Melbourne City Council Thursday night (July 8) supported a proposal to change the name of "Corporation Lane" in Melbourne's central business district to "ACDC Lane" as a tribute to Australia's most successful band. A council report said AC/DC had "strong links with Melbourne", including the 1975 film clip "It's a Long Way to the Top", which the band performed on a flatbed truck travelling down Swanston Street.

The council unanimously supported the recommendation but said that it still needs to hear public submissions on the proposal before a final decision is made later this month.

Speaking from his home in England this week, AC/DC's guitarist Angus Young told The Age he was thrilled with the plan. "Melbourne was our stomping ground in the early years... they were the fun-packed days," he said.

The renamed laneway would be called "ACDC Lane", not "AC/DC Lane", as street names in the central business district are not permitted to have slashes.

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