Johnny Cash: The Life of an American Iconby Stephen Miller
From his legendary 50s Sun recordings to his classic 'American' albums of the late 90s, Johnny Cash has always been the country voice of rock. This is his amazing story - Stephen Miller's vivid account of the life and times of a man who started out with stablemates Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins but who would later become a loyal musical friend of Bob Dylan, Nick Lower, Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello. Once on the point of death from drug addition, Cash turned his life around and for 50 years went on to participate in the rock music that grew out of these original sun recording studio sessions. Here are all the anecdotes behind the rowdy days, the prison albums, the relationships and the music. Rockabilly king, movie actor and activist, Cash enjoyed a rollercoaster career that lurched between million selling albums and periods of dark obscurity. Through it all the Man in Black remained a hero to discenring country and rock fans all over the world. This is his unique story.
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When i was reading the overview i thought i was reading a review. Huh.
I'm not quite halfway through the book and I'm already getting a bit "bored" of the story this author writes. It's almost a lot of the "same - o same - o"....Johnny is still a legend in my mind but I look at him in a different light learning how he treated his wife and kids (I'm glad they were able to forgive him for being such an absent father), his drug use and womanizing....tsk tsk. I have to give Johnny props for coming up out of poverty and making a life for himself. I feel like the author is just using interviews or past interviews to put this book together. Kind of bored with it at this point and already looking for something else to read.