Johnny Cash

Author: Robert Hilburn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297866583

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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'Johnny Cash ... Every man could relate to him, no man could be him, and only one man could get inside his head - Robert Hilburn' BONO People don't just listen to Johnny Cash: they believe in him. But no one has told the Man in Black's full story, until now. In Johnny Cash: The Life, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical icon, whose colourful career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to his remarkable, brave and deeply moving 'Hurt' video, aged sixty-nine. 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 and his wife June Carter for the final time just months before their deaths in 2003. Hilburn's rich reporting shows the remarkable highs and deep lows that followed and haunted Cash in equal measure. A man of great faith and humbling addiction, Cash aimed for more than another hit for the jukebox; he wanted his music to lift people's spirits. Drawing upon his personal experience with Cash and a trove of never-before-seen material from the singer's inner circle, Hilburn creates an utterly compelling, deeply human portrait of one of the most iconic figures in modern popular culture - not only a towering figure in country music, but also a seminal influence in rock, whose personal life was far more troubled, and whose musical and lyrical artistry much more profound, than even his most devoted fans ever realised.

Johnny Cash

Author: Edward Willett

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766095657

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2839

This bio will be a favorite among your readers. From the beginning of his career, country music legend Johnny Cash, "The Man in Black," was seen as a rebel, a perception solidified when he took the stage for his famous concert at Folsom State Prison in 1968. Born in Arkansas during the Great Depression, as a child Cash endured poverty, the death of his older brother, and a difficult relationship with his father. He turned to gospel and country music to express his pain, and eventually his songs of hardship and hope reached the ears of those waiting for an artist who represented them, ordinary people fighting to survive, just as he fought to survive his own lifelong battle with addiction. Over the decades, his career soared and floundered, and then, very late in life, soared again, as he found a whole new audience of young people who responded to the hard, gritty truths he poured into every song: a true rebel with a cause.

Johnny Cash FAQ

Author: C. Eric Banister

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1617136093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The Johnny Cash Record Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295065

Category: Music

Page: 255

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The year 1994 marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the remarkable recording career of country music performer Johnny Cash. This Catalog lists over 2,200 releases from around the world along with the contents of numerous extended-play albums, long-play albums, compact discs, and singles. A section is also devoted to "bootleg" material. This Catalog is a useful companion volume to the two discographies published earlier by Greenwood, which listed only a few of his "major" releases. In terms of popularity, the music of Johnny Cash has spanned not only continents, but decades of fans.

Johnny Cash

Author: Alan Light

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588346390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 5157

An illustrated biography of Johnny Cash that tells his life story through never-before-seen personal photographs and memorabilia from the Cash family Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black is a Cash biography like no other. It reveals Cash's personal and professional life through largely unpublished material from the Cash family, including his handwritten notes and set lists; personal photographs of Cash with his family, traveling, and performing onstage; and beloved objects from his home and private recording studio. Alan Light, one of America's leading music journalists, traces Cash's story from his origins in rural Arkansas to his early recordings with Sun Records; from his battles with drug dependency and divorce to his romance with June Carter; and from his commercial musical successes, including At Folsom Prison and American Recordings, to his death and legacy. The book also includes vignettes on four sustaining themes of Cash's life: his musical influences, his social justice advocacy, his relationship with June, and his religious beliefs. Rich and revealing, Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black is ideal for all those who want to learn more about the personal side of the beloved performer.

Johnny Cash International

Author: Michael Hinds,Jonathan Silverman

Publisher: Fandom & Culture

ISBN: 1609387015

Category: Music

Page: 270

View: 5195

"How the world shows it loves Johnny Cash:: a Brazilian records "Hurt" and posts it to YouTube;an elderly shopkeeper in Northern Ireland plays Johnny Cash every day on his tape recorder ; a young man in Tomb, a farm town in southern Norway, sports a Johnny Cash tattoo; a woman in the Netherlands maintains the Johnny Cash Infocenter, an exhaustive resource of Johnny Cash materials worldwide--and gets to wear June Carter's clothing and sleep in Johnny Cash's bedroom. One might have suspected that Johnny Cash's appeal was universal, given his nonstop touring schedule for more than 40 years. But the breadth-and nuance-of his appeal worldwide is stunning, as is the way in which his fans have sought both to further that appeal as well as protect his legacy. International Cash: How the World Loves the Man in Black explores the nature of Johnny Cash's appeal worldwide from the fan perspective, explaining what the worldwide love of the artist tells us about him, the world, the United States, and the nature of fandom. It's also a series of stories about technology and authenticity, as a world easily navigated by the Internet is also one that conceives authenticity as a type of commodity easily displayed. Different eras of technology have also produced different fan behaviours and activities, and they are represented in continuity with one another here. There are Cash superfans who travel extensively to trail Cash's life and perform in homage to him, but there is also another population of Cash fans who express themselves more discreetly, often online. There they are often expressing their love for Cash in uncertain spaces, forums where there are no guarantees that everyone feels the same way as themselves. Here Cash is seen as somebody not only worth admiring, but worth fighting for, and this book shows that Cash fandom is a more active field of politics and commitment than might routinely be assumed"--

Johnny Cash's American Recordings

Author: Tony Tost

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441172203

Category: Music

Page: 224

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This title offers a superb investigation of what is arguably Johnny Cash's greatest album, focusing on his enduring mythology. When Johnny Cash signed to Rick Rubin's record label in 1993, he was a country music legend who, like his fellow Highwaymen Willie, Waylon and Kris, remained a fondly regarded yet completely marginalized Nashville figure, unheard on the radio and unseen on the charts. Cash's odyssey from oldies act to folk hero pivots on his first American Recordings album, a document of almost unbearable solitude and directness. It is a singular record, an instance in which a musical giant has been granted a kind of midnight reprieve, a chance to regain and renew his legend. Tony Tost illuminates the ways in which American Recordings is the crossroads where cultural, spiritual and mythic archetypes come together in the figure of The Man in Black. Ultimately, this is a guidebook to myth and mystery, a means of apprehending the stark beauty of Cash's greatest record, the sound of a man alone and fighting for his soul, one song at a time.

Johnny Cash - He Walked the Line

Author: Wensley Clarkson

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 178418487X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 7352

Johnny Cash's death in September 2003 left the music world bereft. His was the most recognisable voice in the history of country music and indeed in the history of recorded music itself. Building musical bridges between the worlds of country, folk, rock and even gospel, Cash's influence is as immeasurable as his fanbase.His story is an amazing rags-to-riches tale about the kid who battled against poverty and depression to end up performing on the same stage as Elvis Presley. This work is a complete biography of the man. Delving deep into the personality and work of this prolific yet elusive artist, the book is also a no-holds-barred look at the more uncomfortable aspects of Cash's life, providing a truly rounded portrait.