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New BON SCOTT Book, Live Wire, Due In October

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 1:39 PM


Tale By Roadie, Fan, Soulmate

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Live Wire, is a new AC/DC book that tells the inside story of the real Bon Scott, as told by three of the people who knew him best; Mary Renshaw, John D'Arcy and Gabby D'Arcy.

The world knows Bon Scott as the wild rocker and frontman for AC/DC who tragically died of alcohol poisoning on the eve of the band's rise to superstardom.

That's the legend, now meet the man.

Live Wire gives us the Bon Scott we never knew. In this deeply personal and revealing portrait we learn 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. With Bon there was always sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, but Live Wire also demonstrates the humour, intelligence and warmth of the man. From his early days with THE VALENTINES, living in rundown apartments in inner Melbourne, to the legendary early years of AC/DC, this is the story of Bon, told by three of the people who knew him best.

John D'Arcy was Bon's roadie and mate. Gabby D'Arcy, Darce's wife, was a close friend of Bon's. And Mary Renshaw was - as AC/DC's former bass player Mark Evans called her - Bon's soulmate and companion.

As Bon said, it's a long way to the top. And 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.

Live Wire is due out via Australia’s Allen & Unwin on October 14th.

Author bios:

The Roadie:

John D'Arcy is a legendary Australian roadie, though no one - except his mum and the police - has ever called him 'John'. To the Australian music community, he is Darcy or Darce. After being the roadie for Bon Scott's first major band, THE VALENTINES, Darcy worked with many Australian bands, including HEALING FORCE (YouTube 'Golden Miles', a lost Aussie classic), and he worked on Leo Sayer's first Australian tour. As THE MASTERS APPRENTICES' Jim Keays acknowledged, Darcy was there for 'the birth of it all [with a] wide grin, a joint in one hand, spanner in the other, as he got ready for another big night'.

The Fan:

Gabby D'Arcy was just 14 when she met THE VALENTINES. Two years later, she started going out with the band's roadie, Darcy. More than 45 years later, they are still together. It's one of rock 'n' roll's most remarkable relationships, and they are the proud parents of Rebecca and Matt. Matt is the drummer in RIVAL FIRE, a band fronted by Rob Farnham.

The Soulmate:

Mary Renshaw is a Melbourne fashion designer. She was a teenager when she met Bon Scott at a VALENTINES gig in 1967. Bon admired the beads Mary was wearing and asked if she could make him some. They were friends from that day on.


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