Highway to Hell: The Life and Death of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott Paperback – 25 Sep 2008
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"Littered with drunken escapades, throngs of loose women, and ample road stories . . ." -- Library Journal, July 2001
Bon Scott was possibly the most likeable rogue ever to walk the earth, and Clinton Walker paints a vivid picture" -- Who Weekly (Australia)
Great stories about Bons reckless spirit, about the Young brothers, about what being on the road is really all about." -- Metal Hammer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Clinton Walker is the author of several books and documentaries on Australian music. His other books include "Inner City Sound" and "Stranded: The Secret History of Australian Independent Music." His latest project is a book and film, "Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music" (2000).
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Clinton Walker who is the writer of this book is an Australian music journalist who has been writing since the late seventies. He has done a remarkable job in this history of AC/DC by achieving an enjoyable read with obvious skill in extracting information from what appears to be the VERY close-knit world of AC/DC.
Bon Scott died in London in February 1980 and this work covers AC/DC up until that time. Bon appears to have been loved by everyone who knew him. He also appears to have been a bit of a mystery too. Even after reading this one is still left with missing gaps in his story..mostly down to the whole band being slightly disfunctional owing to age differences (Bon was really a lot older than his peers...Angus Young was 17 when he started playing for AC/DC!) plus the fact that Bon was always disappearing to do his own thing often turning up only minutes before the gigs were due to start! This book certainly changed my perception of the band..I assumed they would always have been very close and very one tight unit. The reality was certainly a different case!
Although a little dry at times, perhaps owing to the fact that Mr Walker is Australian and naturally a lot of the references are to Australian culture which will be alien to the average English reader, the book is definitely worth reading for a valuable insight into the hard life of a band constantly "on the road".
Obviously his years with Ac/Dc were is main famous years most people would buy this book for. But without the bands insight into these years, the book tends to fall apart,only to redeam itself in the last three chapters maybe. Worth a read,but not great.
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what a great read haven't been able to put down great insight into the life of one of rocks greatest frontmen sadly missedPublished 9 months ago by alex scott
Definitely the best biography of Bon Scott that I've read so far, Clinton manages to be informative and to flesh Bon out as a personPublished 16 months ago by james moran
A good book to read if a ac/dc fan, Bon Scott is a legend in his own right
Long live bon
Well woth reading to understand the complexity of the character and the drive for success that focessed him and, eventually, killed him.Published on 27 Dec. 2013 by Adrian David
Having been an AC/DC fan all of my life, I was really looking forward to reading this book - I wish I hadn't. It was extremely slow, repetative, and very UN-rock 'n' roll. Read morePublished on 31 July 2001