Chasing The Dragon: Life & Death Of Marc Hunter

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Hardie Grant, Jan 3, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
He had it all—the heroin chic thing before it was chic, the scars, the swagger, an incredible stage presence. He was a really intelligent, funny, talented man who enjoyed life and thought it was there to be enjoyed. He chose to take big bites. After bursting on to the Australian music scene in 1975, Dragon fast developed a reputation for both hard rocking and hard living. As the highly visible and charismatic lead singer, Marc Hunter was the voice behind such timeless hits as "April Sun in Cuba," "Are You Old Enough?" and "Rain." Yet Hunter was also a maverick whose destructive genius and serious heroin addiction led to a turbulent relationship with his bandmates, including older brother Todd. His fast living contributed to his early death, at just 44. This intimate and revealing portrait is the first biography of one of the original hard men of Australian rock. It has been written with full co-operation of Marc's mother, Voi, and his brother and former bandmate, Todd, as well contributions from many high-profile Australian music personalities such as James Reyne, John Paul Young, Kate Fitzpatrick, Richard Clapton, Don Walker, Kevin Borich, Tommy Emmanuel, and Robert Forster.

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About the author (2012)

Jeff Apter is a critically acclaimed music writer. Previously he was Music Editor at Australian Rolling Stone and is author of several books on well-known artists such as Silverchair, Jeff Buckley, and Keith Urban, and the Finn brothers. He is currently co-writing the memoirs of Kasey Chambers and also Mark Evans.

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