Johnny Cash The Life

Johnny Cash The Life $20.00



The national bestseller celebrated as the ultimate Johnny Cash biography Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep - Rolling Stone In this the definitive biography of an American legend Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical superstar Johnny Cashs extraordinary career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable creative last hurrah at age 69 that resulted in the brave moving Hurt video As music critic for the Los Angeles Times Hilburn knew Cash throughout his life he was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968 and he interviewed both Cash and his wife June Carter just months before their deaths Drawing upon a trove of never-before-seen material from the singers inner circle Hilburn creates an utterly compelling deeply human portrait of a towering figure in country music a seminal influence in rock and an icon of American popular culture Hilburns reporting shows the astonishing highs and deep lows that marked the journey of a man of great faith and humbling addiction who throughout his life strove to use his music to lift peoples spirits