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Johnny Cash
"The Autobiography Of Johnny Cash"
Harpercollins Publishers Ltd (2000)
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Submitted by: kitti.
Publication date - 13 April 2011
Copyrights: Rockabilly Bash

The idea to make reviews of books at Rockabilly Bash website was born a long time ago, but never (because of lack of time and, maybe, also laziness) was realized.
A couple of days ago I have finished reading a book named Cash and decided that probably it is a good time and proper material to start our new section with.

The book was wriiten in 1997 by "The man in black" himself - mr. John R. Cash. What I personally like about autobiographies is that you not only have opportunity to listen to the stories from the past, but also feel and see it the same way the story-teller did.

My favourite part of this book was about Johnny Cash's years at Sun Records. Elvis, Johnny Horton, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison - people you will be introduced personally, you will get to know some small secrets which were never revealed in public press. Interesting facts about Million Dollar Quartet recording will make you smile.

But this is not the aim of the book and not the most important story. Johnny Cash lived an `interesting` life, full of ups and downs. He is not just a popular singer, but also a person, who tells and analizes. He shares experiences of his life; life, filled with music, drugs and, certainly, love. The huge changes took place in Johnny Cash's mind during the last years and, logically enough, reflected on his music and his style of living. How and why it happened, you will find out personally from Man in Black himself.

I am glad I have this "piece of country history" on my bookshelf and very thankful to the author who let us Walk the Line with him.

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