Events Jeff Apter on 'High Voltage'

The City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are pleased to present Jeff Apter on High Voltage.

About High Voltage

The bestselling High Voltage is the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus Young of AC/DC. It tells of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world.

Angus Young, the co-founder and the last remaining original member of AC/DC, has for more than 40 years been the face, sound and sometimes the exposed backside of the trailblazing rock band. In his trademark schoolboy outfit, guitar in hand, Angus has given his signature sound to songs such as A Long Way to the Top, Highway to Hell and Back in Black, helping AC/DC become the biggest rock band on the planet. The youngest of eight kids, Angus always seemed destined for a life in music, and it was his passion and determination that saw AC/DC become hard rock's greatest act.

Over the years, Angus has endured the devastating death of iconic vocalist Bon Scott, the forced retirement (and recent death) of his brother Malcolm Young, and the loss from the band of singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd. Yet somehow the little guitar maestro has kept AC/DC not just on the rails, but at the top of the rock pile.

About Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter has written biographies of the Finn brothers, the Bee Gees, Jeff Buckley and Keith Urban. He has ghostwritten memoirs by Kasey Chambers, Richard Clapton and AC/DC’s Mark Evans, as well as working on Somebody That I Used To Know (with Bunkie King) and The Fighter (with Paul Warren). Jeff was on staff at Australian Rolling Stone, writes for The Guardianand The Sydney Morning Herald, and was the dramaturge for the Helpmann Award-nominated live show, A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley.


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