Mark Evans Releases Memoir, “Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC”
In 1975, bassist Mark Evans joined AC/DC, Australia’s hardest working rock band, when he was just 19 years old. Over the next few years, the band recorded four best-selling albums and the band shot up the ranks to headlining, world-tour super-stardom.
Evans, who held down the low end for the band between March 1975 and June 1977, has authored a memoir of those years (as well as his time outside the group) in the newly released Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC. This is the first book written by an AC/DC insider, providing a personal look into the previously untold story of Evans, singer Bon Scott, who died in 1980, and other rock and roll elite, including George Harrison, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper, Ronnie Wood and members of Metallica.
Dirty Deeds provides fans with behind-the-scenes stories of the five-member band, with the highs of a hardworking, talented group of people to the downsides of the lifestyle which drives many bands apart.
In their review of the book, the Library Journal wrote “Although some readers may wish for more dirt, this is the life journey of a guy who just happened to be part of the biggest rock band in Australian history. Evans’s prose reads like a casual conversation you’d hear while nursing a pint on a barstool—folksy, with a gentleman’s dose of rock ‘n’ roll attitude. He paints the late Bon Scott as a kind person more worried about being a good friend than living a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, and his glimpses of Angus Young show that the uptight teetotaler guitarist knew how to let his hair down.”