According to rock mythology, Bon Scott was more cyclone than man. Legend has the former AC/DC frontman as a womaniser, brawler and drinker; a force of nature whose raspy scream and outrageous stage presence packed arenas across the world during the band’s stratospheric 1970s rise.
In a major new biography of the Australian rock icon, Bon: The Last Highway, journalist Jesse Fink offers an exhaustive, fascinating study of both the man and the myth. He’s also undertaken a fresh investigation into the murky circumstances surrounding Scott’s death in London at age 33, unearthing new information.
But there’s much more to Scott’s story than living fast and dying young. In conversation with Jacinta Parsons, Fink will discuss the remarkable story of this blazing figure in Australian rock history.
Jesse Fink was born in London in 1973. His third book, the bestselling The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, was released in over 20 countries and translated into ten languages. He lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter. His new book, Bon: The Last Highway, is being released November 2017.
Jacinta Parsons is the co-host of the Breakfast programme on ABC Radio Melbourne.
Jacinta has had extensive experience with music broadcasting beginning her radio life at community radio station 3RRR over a decade ago, where she coordinated live music broadcasts and hosted several shows, including Detour and Breakfasters.
She made the move to the ABC in 2015, working with the Double J team and as music director for Local Radio. As well as presenting The New Music Show on ABC Radio, she has produced and presented several national broadcast events.