Bon Scott Biography Planned for Fall Publication
The memoir, titled Live Wire, was co-written by three authors: John D'Arcy, who served as Scott's roadie, D'Arcy's wife Gabby, and Mary Renshaw, who's described in a quote from ex-AC/DC bassist Mark Evans as Scott's "soulmate and companion." According to Classic Rock Magazine, the book is due out Oct. 14, and is available for pre-order now.
Scott's legacy has been well documented since his untimely death in 1980, and more than one film based on his life is currently in the works, but the authors argue they bring a level of personal insight to the project that sets it apart from others.
"We met in '68 and we stayed good friends through it all," Renshaw tells the Sydney Morning Herald. "A lot of books don't have the depth ... they didn't know the real Bon." The article adds that Renshaw doesn't believe there's much in the way of controversial stories in the book, but she hastens to add that "rock 'n' roll things don't freak me out."
The trio's publisher, Allen & Unwin, promises that Live Wire offers readers insight into "the Bon Scott we never knew," describing a "deeply personal and revealing portrait" that will reveal "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."
"As Bon said, it's a long way to the top," adds the press release. "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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