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

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ECW Press, Nov 7, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 504 pages
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The death of Bon Scott is the Da Vinci Code of rock

In death, AC/DC's 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 Bon's lovers, newly unearthed documents, and a trove of never-before-seen photos, Fink divulges startling new information about Bon's 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, it's here.

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Got to really dispute the trolls who are dissing this book. They have an agenda, that I can't work out as this is one of the best rock and roll books ever written. Extensively researched and beautifully written this is the book for real rock fans who are looking for intelligent writing and discourse. Finks extensive search for the real people who knew and worked with Bon is excemplary. Look for some of the reviews from rock people who are in the business- I'm absolutely sure they will give it 5 stars. Its a serious book for people who a genuinely interested in the business of Rock n Roll. And its a great read 

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It's all hear say from people he's interviewed. Jesse only thinks his opinions matter and loves to use a play and twist on words to start controversy. He has based everything on Brian didn't write any lyrics to Back in black where Brian has said that he was the only one who wrote the words. Jesse just for sales likes to twist the truth so it will gain a spot light on his books. Better off to read the books from people who actually knew bon. The FAQ book is the best . Also the book by Mary Renshaw. Don't fall for the hype. It's not what really happened.  

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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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