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Johnny Cash : the biography / Michael Streissguth.

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  • ISBN: 0306813688
  • ISBN: 9780306813689
  • Physical Description: xviii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2006.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
[One] Come home, 1932-1955 -- Deliverance -- Guilt -- Dreams -- Memphis - [Two] A fiery ring, 1956-1957 -- Fame -- California -- J.R., John, Johnny -- Balladeer -- Self-destruction - [Three] Slow and free, 1968-1972 -- Folsom -- Ovation -- The Gospel road - [Four] A cold, wild wind, 1973-1993 - Legend -- Addiction -- Branson - [Five] One more ride, 1994-2003 -- Drive on -- Unchained -- The gloaming.
Summary, etc.:
To millions, he was the rebellious man in black, the unabashed patriot, the redeemed Christian, the king of country music. Yet Johnny Cash was also an uncertain country boy whose dreams carried him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the vanguard of popular music, all the while struggling with the all-too-real pain of a guilt-ridden childhood, chemical addictions, and self-doubt. This book delves into oft-overlooked moments in his life and career: the tragic death of his older brother Jack; his Air Force career (1950-1954), when his songwriting took form and he purchased his first guitar; the origins of the boom-chicka-boom rhythm; his drug dependency, which plagued him throughout his life; the deep love he shared with his second wife June Carter Cash; and his relationship with the young producer Rick Rubin, which revitalized his career yet raised numerous contradictions about Cash's values and craft.
Subject: Cash, Johnny
Country musicians > United States > Biography.

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