Condition: Very Good
A secondhand book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and a slight crease on the top-left corner of the front cover, and a very slight crease at the at the top-left corner of the back cover. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear. Book looks brand new between the covers.
"'Bon was the biggest single influence on the band. When he came in it pulled us all together. He had that real stick-it-to-'em attitude. We all had it in us, but it took Bon to bring it out.' - Malcolm Young
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...
We know the legend, now meet the man...
Live Wire gives us the Bon Scott we never knew. From his early days with The Valentines, through to the rise of AC/DC, Live Wire gives us the real story of what it was like to be his friend, tour with him and be part of the close-knit world out of which one of biggest bands of all time emerged. With Bon, there was always sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, but this deeply personal insight also shows the humour, intelligence and warmth of the man.
From dilapidated apartments in inner Melbourne, through to the legendary early years of AC/DC, Live Wire is a revealing portrait of Bon, told by three of the people who knew him best...
John Darcy was Bon's roadie and mate. Gabby is Darce's wife and 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...
About the Author
JOHN D'ARCY is a legendary Australian roadie, though no one - except his mum and the police - has ever called him 'John'. To the Australian music community, he is Darcy or Darce. After being the roadie for Bon Scott's first major band, The Valentines, Darcy worked with many Australian bands, including Healing Force (YouTube 'Golden Miles', a lost Aussie classic), and he worked on Leo Sayer's first Australian tour. As The Masters Apprentices' Jim Keays acknowledged, Darcy was there for 'the birth of it all [with a] wide grin, a joint in one hand, spanner in the other, as he got ready for another big night'.
GABBY D'ARCY was just 14 when she met The Valentines. Two years later, she started going out with the band's roadie, Darcy. More than 45 years later, they are still together. It's one of rock 'n' roll's most remarkable relationships, and they are the proud parents of Rebecca and Matt. Matt is the drummer in Rival Fire, a band fronted by Rob Farnham.
MARY RENSHAW is a Melbourne fashion designer. She was a teenager when she met Bon Scott at a Valentines gig in 1967. Bon admired the beads Mary was wearing and asked if she could make him some. They were friends from that day on."
Paperback | 272 pages
154 x 234 x 22mm | 416g
15 Oct 2015
Allen & Unwin
St Leonards, Australia
1 x 16pp colour pictures