Chasing the Dragon: The Life and Death of Marc Hunter

Author(s): Jeff Apter


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, aged 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 the full co-operation of Marc's mother Voi and his brother and former bandmate Todd, as well as 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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Jeff Apter is a critically acclaimed music writer, and is the author of several books on well-known artists such as Silverchair, Jeff Buckley, Keith Urban and the Finn brothers. He is currently co-writing the memoirs of Kasey Chambers and also Mark Evans.

General Fields

  • : 9781742701301
  • : Hardie Grant Books
  • : E2
  • : 0.44
  • : September 2011
  • : 232mm X 156mm X 23mm
  • : Australia
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff Apter
  • : Paperback
  • : 1111
  • : English
  • : Very Good
  • : 304
  • : 2 x 8 pp colour pic section