AC DC: Two Sides to Every Glory: The Complete Biography by Paul Stenning

By Paul Stenning

Биография австралийской супер-группы AC/DC. AC/DC were swaggering their method throughout the rock n roll scene for greater than 30 years. beginning with their roots within the Australian pub circuit, this booklet takes an intensive examine the place the band got here from, the place theyve been, and the place theyre going.

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Vincent Lovegrove (ex–singer of The Valentines with Bon) introduced him to AC/DC. “Bon used to hang with the band when we played in Adelaide,” remembers Dave Evans. “He knew George Young and Harry Vanda; in the 60s, Bon’s old band recorded one of The Easybeats’ songs, ‘My Old Man’s A Groovy Old Man’, with Vince. Vince now had a booking agency and did the bookings for AC/DC in South Australia. ” By the time he met up with AC/DC, Bon had already led a colourful life. Born on the 7th of September, 1946, in Kirriemuir, Scotland, he was christened Ronald but soon acquired the nickname Bon, short for ‘Bonnie Scotland’.

We were both living in Adelaide and it was just a couple of years after The Valentines broke up and Bon had been in Fraternity. He stayed at my home to live, and I gave him some work painting the office and driving bands around. George had asked me to look after his two little brothers, Angus and Malcolm, as their manager was ripping them off at that time. I loved AC/DC then; I could see they were going to be world–beaters. They were unique, nothing like them then. So I booked them as much as I could, bringing them to Adelaide from 45 AC/DC THE COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY Sydney, mostly at a loss for me, but as a favour to George.

We were on one table and the band was on another table and they wouldn’t speak to us because we were still stoned. ’” There was to be a high profile drugs bust involving The Valentines, although it was not clear exactly which members were involved, or exactly what the forbidden substances were. This gave the band publicity, but it was something they didn’t want hanging around their necks. As Lovegrove explained, “Bon and I agreed we were going nowhere. We were only being kept alive by publicity about pot, not by what we were doing, which was good but we weren’t playing at the right places and we got lost basically.

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