18 Apr, 2018

Stories of Angus Young to be shared at the City Library this Friday night

High Voltage: The Story of Angus Young AC/DC’s Last Man Standing tells the story of the co-founder and the last remaining original member of AC/DC. It recounts his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world.

Jeff is a Rolling Stone journalist and the author of over 20 books about the world of music. He has written biographies on Johnny O’Keefe, the Bee Gees, the Finn brothers, Marc Hunter, ‘Shirley’ Strachan, Silverchair, John Farnham and Keith Urban, to name a few.

Jeff was also the creative consultant for the Helpmann Award-nominated 2015 live production, A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley.

Anne Rundle, City of Adelaide Manager of Culture and Lifelong Learning, said that she was thrilled that the City Library was hosting such a music writing luminary.

“This is a great opportunity to listen to Jeff speak about his experience of writing Angus Young’s biography. Angus is certainly a larger-than-life character so I’m sure it will be a fascinating talk with lots of colourful stories.”

Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese, himself a big music fan, said that this was an event not be missed for music lovers.

“Jeff has been writing about music for more than 25 years, so as a UNESCO City of Music, the City of Adelaide extends Jeff a warm welcome.

“If you’re a music fan, I urge you to book now for this FREE event. Come and hear some captivating tales and inside stories about music personalities, along with insights into writing about them.”

Jeff spent four years on staff at Australian Rolling Stone, for which he continues to write. He has also been a frequent contributor to The Bulletin, Vogue, GQ, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian.

A collection of Jeff’s writing can be found at the Rock's Back Pages website, including interviews with Helen Reddy, Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith, Robbie Robertson and numerous others, many conducted while Jeff lived in the USA in the late 1990s.

Join Jeff Apter at the City Library on Friday 20th April at 6pm. Book your FREE spot now to avoid disappointment.

Go to www.cityofadelaide.com/libraries.

Books will be available for purchase on the night from our partners at Booked at North Adelaide and can be signed by the author following his talk.