Non-Fiction, Music Biographies & Musicians, Music
Paperback Published on: 03/04/2000
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This fascinating autobiography of the country music legend recounts the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs of his remarkable life. The story takes us from Johnny Cash's childhood on an Arkansas cotton farm to his early years at Sun Records. We read of his life on the road and meetings with, and performances for, world leaders. There is also the darker side of his life: the years of addiction to amphetamines and pain killers, a suicide attempt and the spiritual awakening that pulled him through. He looks unsparingly at his turbulent past, but remains a man of honesty, humility and humour. His memoir reveals his friendships with Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Billy Graham.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780002740807
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 250g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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This autobiography is a colourful construction of how the fifties in American shaped a man and his music. A pleasant read. Read and watch 2005, 'Walk the L... READ MORE
Emma Walker
Brilliant read
One of the best biographies I've ever read ( and I'm not a devoted fan ) . Absolutely brilliant . Effortlessly it brings together the story of an era , a... READ MORE
Stan Retallick