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by Renshaw, Mary.

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TitleLive wire : Bon Scott : a memoir by three of the people who knew him best
Author / Responsible partyRenshaw, Mary.
TopicsBiography. Scott, Bon, 1946-1980 -- Friends and associates. AC/DC (Musical group). Rock musicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The world knows Bon Scott as the wild rocker, the frontman for AC/DC who tragically died of alcohol poisoning on the eve of the band's rise to superstardom. That's the legend, now meet the man. Live Wire gives us the Bon Scott we never knew. In this deeply personal and revealing portrait we learn what it was like to be his friend, live and tour with him, and be part of the close-knit world from which one of biggest bands of all time emerged. With Bon there was always sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, but Live Wire also demonstrates the humour, intelligence and warmth of the man. From his early days with The Valentines, living in rundown apartments in inner Melbourne, to the legendary early years of AC/DC, this is the story of Bon, told by three of the people who knew him best. John D'Arcy was Bon's roadie and mate. Gabby D'Arcy, Darce's wife, was a close friend of Bon's. And Mary Renshaw was - as AC/DC's former bass player Mark Evans called her - Bon's soulmate and companion. As Bon said, it's a long way to the top. And Mary, Darce and Gabby were with him every step of the way. They lived with him, they loved him, and this is how they remember him.

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System control numberS13649
Original Print PublisherCrows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2015.
NarratorNarrated and Recorded by Jay Townsend
Narrator NameNarrated and Recorded by Jay Townsend
Participant or performer noteNarrated and Recorded by Jay Townsend
Narrators GenderFemale narrator