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Highway to Hell: The Life and Death of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott Paperback – November 15, 2007
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This book was originally supposed to be a movie, but Alberts wouldn't allow a movie about Bon to be made. Clinton Walker has not given you a collection of rumors or story's that are just words of fans who heard rumors, he has actually gone and found friends & family of Bon, and gone straight to the horses mouth for the info, from the people who knew Bon best!
It starts from the beginning of Bons life; And gradually tells you about Bon's life during the 50's & 60's, and the previous bands he was with, and why they collapsed. It is very surprising to find out who Bons closest friends actually where!!! Not to mention that many of Australia's best rock bands members all kind of worked together at one stage, or knew each other, it is very interesting to read about who Bon knew!
Then of coarse, the life into Bon's introduction to AC/DC. And it lays to rest the rumors that Bon was a driver/roadie type of person for the band, it explains why people would think that, and the real story of how Bon joined AC/DC; and you will discover it was on purpose, not accidentally as many have come to believe!
There is a lot of great information that let you into the life of not just a rock & roll legend that we are all familiar with fronting the worlds greatest rock band, but also who Ronald Scott was on the inside.Read more ›
I love this book. I thought I knew it all, but I did not. Bon possibley being thrown out of the band? Contradictory to everything I've read or heard.
The book is gripping, especially the 2nd half. A must read for any AC/DC fan who thought he knew it all. Trust me...you don't.
Great read and great buy. Well written. Highly recommended.
I hope the author writes the "Brian Years". I need to know more...
Steve Malo Litchfield, CT USA
Very well written. Intelligent, detailed, honest and was definately written from the heart. A truly excellent piece of work.
The author had had encounters with Bon personally and seeked out Bons friends & family for information and had Bons parents consent and blessing to do so. Bons mother said, after Clinton Walker asked if it was ok to write a book about Ronald Belford Scott, "Bon would have liked that".
Alberts, who had the AC/DC rights were uncooperative. How absolutely arrogant of them.
In any case Clinton Walker did a brilliant job and this is definately a MUST READ for all Bon Scott lovers.
I was only 7 or 8 years old around the time AC/DC brought out "It's a long way to the top - if you wanna rock n roll", living in Fitzroy, Melbourne, and loved it instantly as I did every other song AC/DC brought out when Bon was singing with the band. Sorry Brian but there is just no comparison.
Bon has made a deep impact into so many millions of lives and the whole world, I'm sure, still mourns this brilliant artist and lover of music (and women).
Bon left us far too early but he will NEVER be forgotten. He will always be loved.
Firstly even though I'm neither a Bon fan nor an AC/DC acolyte this book is about a guy who really lived the life, walked the talk, did the hard yards - whatever cliche you want to use. For that reason along it makes interesting reading.
Secondly it's so darn readable, you just chew it up. It's a real page turner and given it's got a stack of info about AC/DC as well as the Australian rock scene in the 70's it probably appeals to a broader audience than those beer swilling types that just wnat to hear about drunken exploits.
And that brings me to my third reason for giving this the full five stars. The fact that the author doesn't talk down to his readers. Nor does he fall into the trap of lowering the tone to be inclusive - all up this is a well judged book in the writing department. And it's had a tone of accolades over the years - heck Classic Rock magazine even interviewed the author for a piece they were doing on Bon Scott.
From memory this book got up the noses of the AC/DC institution - more particularly the Young brothers - and at the time I got the impression that it was because the author got too close to the truth and essence of Bon. Having finally gotten the chance to own this book and read it in full has only affirmed my initial suspicion.
An excellent book for any fan of the band who isn't afraid to see one of their heroes look human, all too human.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book for the ultimate ACDC fan! In depth history of Bon Scott and the band at the early stages.Published 22 days ago by Nat S.
I love this book. reminds me of the old school AC/DC.. before Bon Scott choked on his own vomit. Great man, Great book.Published 7 months ago by arthur daugherty
A touchy feely book on a bona fide rock n roll hero! I couldn't get past page 20 of this book. Very self indulgent writing it seemed to me. Writer's just trying to be clever.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Pretty good read, but I think it could have flowed a lot better.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a pretty good recording from a Cinderella guy that probably never got the recognition he deserved while in the band.Published 19 months ago by Tim S. Martin
Having read a book about AC/DC and having listened to much of their music, I’m a die-hard fan. The reason I bought this book was to learn more about Bon and more about his death. Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Ivrit, Hebrew, Israel, American, Jew