Bon: The Last Highway


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'The literary equivalent of a road movie.' IRISH TIMES

A PLANET ROCK Book of the Year

When it was first published in 2017, Jesse Fink’s masterful biography of Bon Scott became an international sensation: it made the cover of Classic Rock magazine, threats were made against the author, and there was talk among some AC/DC fans of boycotts and book burnings. So why the uproar?

The legend of the man known around the world as ‘Bon’ grows with each passing year. In death, AC/DC’s trailblazing frontman has become a rock icon. But so much of his story is myth.

Bon: The Last Highway tells the unvarnished truth.

The 1977–80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn’t a harder working band on the road in America. But, as Fink reveals in a journey that takes the reader from Austin to Miami to London, the relentless AC/DC machine was threatening to fall apart.

With unprecedented access to Bon’s lovers, newly unearthed documents and a trove of never-before-seen photos, this updated edition contains a new introduction and more revelations about the singer’s death, which should dispel once and for all the idea that Scott succumbed to acute alcohol poisoning on 19 February 1980.

Meticulously researched and packed with fresh information, Bon: The Last Highway is an affectionate, honest tribute to a titan of rock music.

Product Details


Published: 19 November 2018
Format: Paperback 198mm x 129mm
Extent: 480 pages
ISBN: 9781785301940


Published: 1 November 2017
Format: Hardback 234mm x 153mm
Extent: 480 pages
ISBN: 9781785301384


Jesse Fink was a leading sportswriter over many years for magazines and TV networks in Australia and South-East Asia. Fink has authored several books, including the critically acclaimed memoir Laid Bare and The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC. He lives in Sydney, Australia.


"This one-man investigation, born of respect for the truth and for Bon Scott as a human being, blazes a new trail." - Joe Bonomo, author of AC/DC's Highway to Hell (33 1/3 Series)

"Bon: The Last Highway is probably one of the best books I've ever read - on anything! A magnificent book." - Paul Chapman, guitarist, UFO

"The most in-depth investigation into what happened to Bon Scott on the night of his death you'll ever read." - Rich Davenport, Rich Davenport's Rock Show

"The most extensively researched book on AC/DC ever... it's outstanding. This is as close as anyone is ever gonna get to the complete truth behind the legend, warts and all." - B.J. Lisko, Canton Repository, Ohio

"Jesse Fink has done rock fans a great service. He dispels the many myths about how AC/DC's Bon Scott lived and died, and in doing so, brings to life one of the most influential, memorable, and complex figures in rock history." - Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising

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