Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

The Life

Book - 2013
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As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew Cash well throughout his life. He was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed Cash extensively just before his death in 2003. Drawing upon his personal experience with Cash and a trove of never-before seen material from the singer's inner circle, Hilburn gives us a compelling human portrait. Print run 50,000.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780316194754
Characteristics: viii, 679 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits,,25 cm.


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5redgreen Aug 02, 2014

This is probably the best book of J.R. Cash's life. I thoroughly enjoyed this very informative life story. I would recommend that Cash fans and music lovers read this.

ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2014

"In Johnny Cash, former Los Angeles Times music critic Robert Hilburn compellingly presents all the downs and ups of the country music star's life. Growing up on an Arkansas farm, Cash dreamed of performing to large audiences, but didn't know how to achieve his dream. Eventually, he moved to Nashville and - after quite a bit of effort - persuaded record executive Sam Phillips to listen to his songs. Years of stardom, struggles with drugs, divorce and remarriage, and apparent transition to has-been status followed - until he renewed his career with the help of producer Rick Rubin and took his music in unexpected new directions." Biography and Memoir January 2014 newsletter

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