Author(s): Clinton Walker
When Bon Scott died in London in 1980, AC/DC were on the brink of becoming the world's biggest rock band. As the lightning bolt of lyrical inspiration behind their songs and front-man for their high voltage live performances, Bon was already a legend. In death, he became the ultimate Australian rock icon. Highway to Hell tells Bon Scott's story in appropriately two-fisted prose drawn from deep research and scores of interviews. It charts the long way to the top for a larrikin lad from Fremantle who rose out of the rubble of a primitive pop scene to become the voice of a generation. Since it was first published to worldwide acclaim in 1994, Highway to Hell has endured as the definitive book on Bon Scott and AC/DC - a classic of rock 'n' roll writing.
Clinton Walker has been called 'our best chronicler of Australian grass-roots culture'. Born in Bendigo, he has published nine books, including: Inner City Sound, Buried Country, Golden Miles, History is Made at Night, The Wizard of Oz and the bestselling Highway to Hell. He has worked extensively in TV, notably on the film version of Buried Country and on the ABC's Long Way to the Top and Studio 22. He is currently working on a cultural history of Saturday Night Fever called Reverse Crossover. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.