The Youngs

Author: Jesse Fink

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845029399

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 6553


"A largely untold, much more controversial story... anything but a hagiography. A fresh, incisive take on the band." - MOJO **** "Fink's ability to overcome the Youngs’ code of Scottish-Australian omert? is impressive... a cut above other AC/DC tomes, and Fink knows it." - Classic Rock **** 1Z2 With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world, it's a family business built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. As with any business, some people prospered, while others got hurt along the way. The Youngs: The Brothers Who Build AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC's long journey to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band's success are given the credit they are due. Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band's history - especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States. Former AC/DC members and musicians from bands such as Guns N' Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo also give their perspectives on the Youngs' brand of magic.

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

Author: Jesse Fink

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466865202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1692


The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic rock songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC's long way to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band's success are given the credit they are due. Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band's history—especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States. Former AC/DC members and musicians from bands such as Guns N' Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo also give their take on the Youngs' brand of magic.Their music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After 40 years, AC/DC might just have gotten the serious book it deserves.

Bon: The Last Highway

Author: Jesse Fink

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 177305970X

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 8298


An affectionate, honest tribute now updated with new revelations about the rock and roll icon who helped make AC/DC an international sensation The second edition of Bon: The Last Highway includes a brand new 16-page introduction. Fink examines… • New information from French media that changes what we know about who was with Bon Scott the night he died • The London drug-dealing connections of the late Alistair Kinnear • A possible heroin link involving the late Yes bassist Chris Squire • Revised theories on how Bon died With unprecedented access to Bon’s lovers and newly unearthed documents, this updated edition contains a new introduction and more revelations about the singer’s death, dispelling once and for all the idea that Scott succumbed to acute alcohol poisoning on February 19, 1980. Meticulously researched and packed with fresh information, Bon: The Last Highway is an affectionate, honest tribute to a titan of rock music.

Bon

Author: Jesse Fink

Publisher: Ebury Australia

ISBN: 9780857988928

Category: Rock groups

Page: 480

View: 5351


In the early hours of 19 February 1980, Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC, left The Music Machine in Camden, London, with a man called Alistair Kinnear, whereupon he lost consciousness and was left to sleep in Alistair's Renault 5, parked outside Alistair's East Dulwich apartment. That evening, Bon's lifeless body was found, still in the car. He was pronounced dead on arrival at King's College Hospital. Less than two months later, far away in the Caribbean, recording began on Back In Black, AC/DC's tribute to their fallen bandmate. Worldwide, it would go on to become the biggest selling rock album of all time. The legend of the man known around the world simply as 'Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth or pure fabrication and how much of the real man do we know? There have been books that claim to tell his story. They haven't even come close. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs- The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, leaves no stone unturned for Bon- The Last Highway, a book years in the making that finally solves the riddle of the death of Bon Scott. The 1977-80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn't a harder working band in the music business. But, as Fink startlingly reveals, the relentless AC/DC machine was also threatening to come apart. Fink has answers to the nagging questions rock 'n' roll fans have been asking since 1980 and reveals secrets that will change music history. Bon- The Last Highway is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for.

Takin' Care of Business

Author: George Case

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197548814

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 2923


In this insightful and timely book, author George Case shows how an important strain of rock music spoke as much to a working-class populist audience as to the rebellious youth audience we typically associate with this music, helping to reset the boundaries of left and right in American society.

Malcolm Young

Author: Jeff Apter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760528751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9903


Malcolm Young was the founder and the driving force of AC/DC, a man who possessed what many have called 'the greatest right hand in rock and roll'. That riff-producing mitt provided the muscle behind such signature songs as 'Highway to Hell', 'Back in Black', 'A Long Way to the Top' and many others, helping AC/DC survive shifting musical trends and numerous in-house dramas to stand tall as the biggest rock band on the planet. Yet Malcolm was the most unpretentious man to ever strap on a wide-bodied Gretsch. 'I've never felt like a pop star, ' he once told Rolling Stone. 'This is a 9-to-5 sort of gig.' This is the first biography to focus exclusively on Malcolm, and tells of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world. One of eight, Young always seemed destined for a life in rock and roll: his brother George was a key member of Australian legends The Easybeats and was also a huge early mentor and supporter of AC/DC. His brother Angus, the oldest schoolboy in the world, stood alongside Malcolm in AC/DC for the best part of 40 years. Malcolm lived hard and fast, enduring incredible hardship when the band first started out in the mid 1970s, surviving the terrible loss of Bon Scott in 1980, and suffering numerous personal demons, including alcoholism. It was a series of severe health problems that led to his death, aged just 64, in 2017, from complications arising from the dementia with which he'd been diagnosed in 2014. Yet without Malcolm Young, there would have been no AC/DC - it's as simple as that. As the band's former bassist, Mark Evans, wrote of Malcolm: 'He was the driven one, the planner, the schemer, the behind the scenes guy, ruthless and astute.'

AC/DC

Author: Phil Sutcliffe

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610603419

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 8180


Formed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC has become one of the most popular rock ’n’ roll bands in history. This massive new title follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the AC/DC’s formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success. A special cover incorporating Angus on a spinning disc gives way to more than 400 illustrations include handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography. Sidebars from top rock scribes examine all studio releases and delve into the guitar gear of the Young brothers. The result is an awesome tribute to the band renowned for a live-wire stage show and a sonic attack that have attracted fans from all rock camps Contributors include: Phil Sutcliffe Joe Bonomo Danie Bukszpan Jen Jewel Brown Anthony Bozza Garth Cartwright Ian Christe David Dunlap Andrew Earles Dave Hunter James McNair Martin Popoff Sylvie Simmons Bill Voccia

AC/DC

Author: Paul Elliott

Publisher: Palazzo Editions

ISBN: 9781786750396

Category:

Page: 240

View: 5385


From their formation in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC have made the most visceral and single-minded rock, and it has served them well, with more than 200 million records sold. The basic blueprint that AC/DC laid down on their early albums with Bon Scott--hard, no-nonsense, riff-driven rock'n'roll--has sustained them all the way through to their latest album, 2014's Rock Or Bust. Angus and Malcolm held AC/DC together after the death of singer Bon Scott in 1980. And now, so many years later, even without Malcolm around, Angus doesn't look like he's about to give up on the band. Illustrated with rare and unseen photographs, this handsome biography from an acclaimed rock biographer is a fitting salute to rock's royal family.

Highway to Hell

Author: Clinton Walker

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 1891241230

Category: Music

Page: 313

View: 7382


A classic of rock writing, this is the definitive accounts of AC/DC's rise to fame, when the ribald lyrics and charismatic stage presence of singer Bon Scott, along with the formidable guitar work of brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, defined a new and highly influential brand of rock'n'roll. Drawing on many first-person interviews and featuring a gallery of rare photos, Walker traces AC/DC's career through the life of their original frontman, from the Scottish roots he shared with the Youngs right up to his shocking death in 1980.