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Anne Cooksey – Bio

Anne Cooksey is the wife to John Cooksey, who was the bass player in the Winstons and Valentines. She recalls the fun youthful years of the band, and riding horses near the laneways alongside Bon.

John was the bass player in the Valentines from 1968 to 1969. He then left and was replaced by Ted Ward. His wife ought to have some stories to tell about that wild year. The world of entertainment moves fast and a lot can happen in a day, let alone a year. Between her insights into her husband’s time with the Valentines and her own time watching the band and hanging out with its members, Anne Cooksey has a valuable perspective on this period in the early years of Bon Scott.