Rock ‘n’ Roll, Part II

Welcome back, my fellow rock’n’rollers! Read that last blog, but still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, we have PLENTY more fantastic music biographies to keep everyone entertained!

molly meldrumLet’s start with Molly Meldrum, the iconic man who has single-handedly shaped the Australian music scene for the past 40 years. The Never um… Ever Ending Story is the story of Molly’s rise to fame with Countdown in 1974, and takes the reader on a no-holds-barred rollercoaster of hilarious anecdotes and colourful characters. This book is every bit as passionate and warm as the man himself.

Continuing with some more Aussie legends, ACDC fans are spoilt for choice this Christmas, with two new release biographies. Dog Eat Dog is from Michael Browning, ACDC’s manager in the ’70s. Not only does it cover their rise to fame and fortune, but also recounts Browning’s adventures with Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, INXS, and other Australian legends. My Bon Scott is a more intimate account of the very early years of ACDC, and the life of their legendary original lead singer. Written by Bon’s wife, this story presents to fans the man behind the icon.

neil youngNeil Young: Special Deluxe is the follow-up memoir to Waging Heavy Peace, Young’s internationally bestselling biography from 2012. This time, Young turns his attention to his love affair with cars and dogs (but mostly cars) and uses this as the framework from which to bring together his stories and anecdotes of a life on the road.

Filled with watercolour paintings of cars by the man himself, Neil Young: Special Deluxe is a beautifully presented hardcover book that all music and car lovers will adore. In his own words: “This is a story about the proud highway of second thoughts”

Get in quick before Christmas to treat the music lover in your life. You’ll be giving the gift that can’t be beat.

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