Sons of Beaches: Bill McDonough’s memoir
Former Australian Crawl drummer Bill McDonough is Colin’s guest on this podcast from A Newsman and His Music (Monday 20 November 2023). Bill is chatting about his book Sons of Beaches.
It’s a book about family, fame and tragedy, the story of Australian Crawl’s Bill and Guy McDonough. Founded in 1978, Australian Crawl has sold over two-million records and been awarded some of Australia’s highest music accolades, including an induction to the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1996. This is the true story of two brothers, Bill and Guy McDonough and how their lives together lead them to success at the top of the music charts. This is a warts and all music memoir—it’s about the good times and the bad, and how the trappings of fame ultimately lead to Guy’s tragic death in 1984. It’s an extraordinary tale of adventure and achievement—and how two close knit brothers were part of a music legacy that lives on today, over 40 years after the band’s foundation.