Johnny Cash The Last Interview

Johnny Cash  The Last Interview

From a hopped up early interview with Pete Seeger, to a meditation on sobriety, to the last interview in which he stares calmly into the face of death, this collection brings together decades of insight as deeply profound as the ...

Author: Johnny Cash

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612198941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Johnny Cash seemed like the stuff of legend when he was alive, and even more so as he achieved something close to sainthood in death. The interviews collected here bring us closer to the actual man: brilliant, falliable, introspective, and longing for redemption. Mythmaker, philosopher, sinner, and saint, Johnny Cash is perhaps the quintessential American icon. Though often rebellious and unruly, he rarely spoke without intention, sincerity, and a bit of poetry. Together with an introduction by music critic Peter Guralnick, the interviews here spotlight that inimitable rhetorical style, and the fascinating diversity of subjects that made him as relatable as he was mysterious. From a hopped up early interview with Pete Seeger, to a meditation on sobriety, to the last interview in which he stares calmly into the face of death, this collection brings together decades of insight as deeply profound as the unforgettable baritone of The Man in Black himself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Man Called CASH

The Man Called CASH

"Rick Rubin on Cash's Legacy." Rolling Stone. September 23, 2003. "From Out Of the Past." Interview on WIXR. Richmond, WI. October 21, 1996. Frook, John. "Johnny Cash: The RoughCut King of Country Music." Life. November 21, 1969.

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418578091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Johnny Cash is one of the most influential figures in music and American popular culture today. While he was an icon to people of all ages during his life, Cash's legacy continues after his death. His remarkable story is captured in this exclusive authorized biography, addressing the whole life of Johnny Cash-not just his unforgettable music but also his relationship with June Carter Cash and his faith in Christ. His authenticity, love for God and family, and unassuming persona are what Steve Turner captures with passion and focus in this inspiring book. Different from other books written about him, The Man Called CASH brings Cash's faith and love for God into the foreground and tells the story of a man redeemed, without watering-down or sugar-coating. The Man Called CASH will be a huge success with his millions of fans and will draw in many new fans with this inspiring story of faith and redemption.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Turn Turn Turn

Turn  Turn  Turn

127 Johnny Cash's last interview, August 20, 2003, with Kurt Loder of MTV online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1zRFnw4jOU. and http://www.mtv.com/news/1632739/on-johnny-cashsbirthday-a-look-back-at-his-final-interview/.

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781945470868

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Did you know? 36% of Bob Dylan's songs published between 1961 and 1968 had biblical references, including his 1964 hit "The Times They Are A-Changin.'" The book of Ecclesiastes has been a great inspiration on popular music including the song "Turn, Turn, Turn" by The Birds, the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon, and "Desperado," the 1973 hit by The Eagles, among others. Paul Simon once advised a young prospective lyricist to raid the Bible for memorable phrases. "Just steal them," he said, "That's what they're there for." There's no question that Scripture has influenced music since the first ever song was penned. In Turn! Turn! Turn! author and music connoisseur, Steve Turner, takes an in-depth look at the lyrics and cultural context of 100 of the greatest songs from the 1930s to today to reveal an often overlooked or ignored strand of influence in popular music -- the Bible. Indeed, some of the "greats" -- including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Bono, Johnny Cash, Sting, and others -- have repeatedly returned to the Bible for such sustenance, as well as musical inspiration and a framework with which they can better understand themselves. "I hope the book prompts, provokes, and intrigues as it reveals this often-hidden history," writes Steve Turner. You'll never listen to your favorite song or popular tune the same way again after discovering how the Bible has influenced music.
Categories: Religion

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

“Hank Williams died in 1953,” Mark Stielper, personal interview, October 18, 2018. “We were on holiday in Jamaica,” Paul McCartney, “Paul McCartney on Working with Johnny Cash,” YouTube.com, March 15, 2014. Chapter Thirty-Three “My ...

Author: Greg Laurie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621579809

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Join Greg Laurie, pastor and bestselling author of Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon, as he takes you on a personal journey into the life and legend of Johnny Cash. At the peak of his career, Cash had done it all—living the ultimate rags-to-riches story of growing up on a cotton farm in the Deep South to becoming a Nashville and Hollywood sensation, singing alongside heroes like Elvis Presley and performing for several American presidents. But through all of this, Cash was troubled. By the time he released the iconic Man in Black album in 1971, the middle-aged icon was broken down, hollow-eyed, and wrung out. In his search for peace, Cash became embroiled in controversy. He was arrested five times in seven years. His drug- and alcohol-induced escapades led to car accidents and a forest fire that devastated 508 acres. His time was divided between Jesus and jail, gospel tunes and the “Cocaine Blues.” But by the end of his life, Cash was speaking openly about his “unshakeable faith.” What caused the superstar to turn from his conflicting passions to embrace a life in Christ? Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon dives deep into the singer’s inner demons, triumphs, and gradual return to faith. Laurie interviews Cash’s family, friends, and business associates to reveal how the singer’s true success came through finding the only Person whose star was bigger than his own.
Categories: Religion

Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity

Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity

When MTV's Kurt Loder, in Cash's final interview, asked him how he classifies himself, Cash said, “You got to call me like you see me.” Loder was rejecting strict genre boundaries, yet he nevertheless asked the same question journalists ...

Author: Leigh H. Edwards

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253220615

Category: Music

Page: 241

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Explores the allure of Cash's contradictory persona
Categories: Music

Last Train to Memphis

Last Train to Memphis

Elvis himself was embarrassed: Interview with Cliff Gleaves. “I'm not going to quit”: Toronto Star, October 29, ... Eventually a jam session did develop: Interviews with Sam Phillips, Jack Clement, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash, 1979.

Author: Peter Guralnick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316206778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Written with grace, humor, and affection, Last Train to Memphis has been hailed as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley. It is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis' humanity in a way that has yet to be duplicated. A New York Times Notable BookWinner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award "Elvis steps from the pages. You can feel him breathe. This book cancels out all others." --Bob Dylan From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world. This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), and the early RCA hits ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel"). These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly. There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, in 1958, he was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. The book closes on that somber and poignant note. Last Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort (from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanza), his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true. Peter Guralnick has given us a previously unseen world, a rich panoply of people and events that illuminate an achievement, a place, and a time as never revealed before.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Walking the Line

Walking the Line

Cave recounts meeting Johnny Cash before performing duets with him for the American Recordings project, ... Steve Turner notes that in a final interview with Larry King, Cash expressed a gratitude and satisfaction in his life: “Why ...

Author: Thomas Alan Holmes

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739169681

Category: Music

Page: 282

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An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America’s most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation’s religion, literature, and politics. Country fans have long encountered the concept of walking the line, from Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” to Waylon Jennings’s “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line.” Walking the line requires following strict codes, respecting territories, and, sometimes, recognizing that only the slightest boundary separates conflicting allegiances. However, even as the term acknowledges control, it suggests rebellion, the consideration of what lies on the other side of the line, and perhaps the desire to violate that code. For lyricists, the line presents a moment of expression, an opportunity to relate an idea, image, or emotion. These lines represent boundaries of their kind as well, but as the chapters in this volume indicate, some of the more successful country lyricists have tested and expanded the boundaries as they have challenged musical, social, and political conventions, often reevaluating what “country” means in country music. From Jimmie Rodgers’s redefinitions of democracy, to revisions of Southern Christianity by Hank Williams and Willie Nelson, to feminist retellings by Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to masculine reconstructions by Merle Haggard and Cindy Walker, to Steve Earle’s reworking of American ideologies, this collection examines how country lyricists walk the line. In weighing the influence of the lyricists’ accomplishments, the contributing authors walk the line in turn, exploring iconic country lyrics that have tested and expanded boundaries, challenged musical, social, and political conventions, and reevaluated what “country” means in country music.
Categories: Music

Anchored In Love

Anchored In Love

As Mom said in a 1980 interview with Johnny Carson, “Johnny Cash was being Cash.” When it was time to leave for the airport that morning, the boys in the band told Mom they couldn't get Dad to wake up and get out of bed.

Author: John Carter Cash

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9780849901874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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Presents a life of the country music musician and songwriter, from her childhood performances as part of the Carter family singers to her relationship and marriage to Johnny Cash.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cash an American Man

Cash  an American Man

But I'd never met Johnny Cash until August 20th, 2003, when I made my way out to his house on Old Hickory Lake, about a half hour outside of Nashville, to interview him. The house, in which Cash had lived for the past thirty years, ...

Author: Bill Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743496292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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A tribute to Johnny Cash offers a collection of photographs, letters, lyrics, memorabilia, and an interview that documents the singer's life and career.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Man Who Carried Cash

The Man Who Carried Cash

Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and the Making of an American Icon Julie Chadwick. 7. Bob Neal, letter to Johnny Cash, ... “She never did come back to the tour; that was the last tour she ever worked with us as the girl singer.” 14.

Author: Julie Chadwick

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459737259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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The unlikely, rocky relationship between an American country superstar and his straightlaced Canadian manager. Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul. The Man Who Carried Cash chronicles a relationship that was both volatile and affectionate between Johnny Cash and his manager, Saul Holiff. From roadside taverns to the roaring crowds at Madison Square Garden, from wrecked cars and jail cells all the way to the White House, the story of Johnny and Saul is a portrait of two men from different worlds who were more alike than either cared to admit. Saul handled the bookings and the no-shows, the divorce and the record deals, drugs, overdoses, and arrests. He was there for the absolute worst of times, but also for the best: Carnegie Hall, Folsom Prison, “A Boy Named Sue,” and Cash’s hit television series. But in 1973, at the zenith of Cash’s career, Saul quit. Until now, no one knew why.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography