Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DCs Back In Black

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ECW Press, Nov 7, 2017 - Music - 440 pages
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The death of Bon Scott is the Da Vinci Code of rock

In death, AC/DCs trailblazing frontman has become a rock icon, and the legend of the man known around the world simply as Bon grows with each passing year. But how much of it is myth?

At the heart of Bon: The Last Highway is a special and unlikely friendship between an Australian rock star and an alcoholic Texan troublemaker. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, reveals its importance for the first time.

Leaving no stone unturned in a three-year journey that begins in Austin and ends in London, Fink takes the reader back to a legendary era for music that saw the relentless AC/DC machine achieve its commercial breakthrough but also threaten to come apart. With unprecedented access to Bons lovers, newly unearthed documents, and a trove of never-before-seen photos, Fink divulges startling new information about Bons last hours to solve the mystery of how he died.

Music fans around the world have been waiting for the original, forensic, unflinching, and masterful biography Bon Scott so richly deserves and now, finally, its here.

 

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User Review  - ThomasPluck - LibraryThing

An exhaustive but not exhausting lol at the life and death of one of the greatest rock frontmen to ever belt out a tune. A must read for fans, especially if the lyrics of Back in Black sound a wee bit too familiar... Read full review

Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

Fink (The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC) leaves no stone unturned in this deep biography of Bon Scott, the original AC/DC front man. Fink focuses on AC/DC’s run from 1977 to Scott’s death in ... Read full review

Contents

SHOOT TO THRILL
HELLS BELLS
SHAKE A
LET ME PUT MY LOVE INTO
GIVEN THE DOG A BONE
HAVE A DRINK ON
BACK IN BLACK
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR MONEY HONEY

HELL AINT A BAD PLACE TO
PART
WHATS NEXT TO THE MOON
KICKED IN THE TEETH
ROCK N ROLL DAMNATION
GIMME A BULLET
UP TO MY NECK IN
RIFF RAFF
DOWN PAYMENT BLUES
SIN CITY
COLD HEARTED
PART THREE
WALK ALL OVER
NIGHT PROWLER
TOUCH TOO MUCH
LOVE HUNGRY
IF YOU WANT BLOOD YOUVE GOT
GIRLS GOT RHYTHM
HIGHWAY TO HELL
PART FOUR
ROCK AND ROLL AINT NOISE POLLUTION
PART FIVE
ROCKER
AINT NO FUN WAITING ROUND TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
HIGH VOLTAGE
ITS A LONG WAY TO THE TOP IF YOU WANNA ROCK N ROLL
DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
ROCK N ROLL SINGER
YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
LIVE WIRE
LET THERE BE ROCK
Closer RIDE
Epilogue CARRY ME HOME
Acknowledgements CRABSODY IN BLUE
Bibliography BEATING AROUND THE BUSH
Appendix GONE SHOOTIN
Endnotes BACK SEAT CONFIDENTIAL
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PHOTOS
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About the author (2017)

Jesse Fink was born in London in 1973. He is the author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, which was released in more than 20 countries. Bon: The Last Highway is his fourth book. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia, and S o Paulo, Brazil, with his wife and daughter.

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