Mark Evans in Conversation with ABC Australia
Taken from ABC.net - read the full story and download the audio HERE.
Mark Evans joined the almost-unknown AC/DC when he was just 19, just before they hit the big time.
When Mark Evans was starting year five, his mother - as a single parent - was given money by the education department to buy his school text books for the year.
Mark instead took the cheque down to the local pawn shop and bought his first bass guitar.
He was asked to play with AC/DC after a chance meeting in the pub, and went home to learn the songs overnight.
In no time they exploded onto the set of Countdown and then shot their way over to the UK, and so began the golden age of AC/DC.
Mark's sacking from the band was for him hugely painful and yet strangely liberating.
His memoir is called "Dirty Deeds", published by Allen & Unwin.