As fans wait for news on whether or not AC/DC are in fact recording new music, news comes out about a new book that will cover the band’s years with Bon Scott. “AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years,” an illustrated guide will be published on November 14 by Jawbone Press.
During Scott’s years with the band, they recorded six studio albums and began to establish their fan base that started in Australia and crossed over the world. For many fans and critics, those year, are the most significant of AC/DC’s five-decade career. Those years were also marked with controversy and chaos.
Many of AC/DC’s classic songs were cut during this time — “Dirty Deeds,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation,” “High Voltage,” “If You Want Blood,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “It’s A Long Way To The Top,” “Let There Be Rock.” The proof of the power of these songs is that they are still found in the band’s live sets today.
The book is packed full of rare photographs and memorabilia, and documents key events beginning with the band’s very first shows in Sydney, and culminating with 1979’s ‘Highway To Hell’ – the album that was the precursor for the monumental success of ‘Back In Black.’
The book’s author, Jeff Apter, has also written, “High Voltage: The Life Of Angus Young, AC/DC’s Last Man Standing.” He ghostwrote “Dirty Deeds,” former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans’s memoir, and also worked as ghostwriter with AC/DC’s former manager, Michael Browning, on his book “Dog Eat Dog.”