I've posted the openings to my Enslow biographies of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix--guess it's time to give Johnny Cash his due.
I enjoyed writing about Johnny Cash because a) he was a really interesting guy and b) I grew up listening to him. My folks liked country music, and Cash was one of their favorites.
My only regret was that I didn't find a place in the book to mention that Cash liked to fish in northern Saskatchewan. Normally, I never pass up an opportunity to sneak a little Saskatchewan into a book.
Herewith the introduction and first chapter of Johnny Cash: The Man in Black.
And, of course, a ...
Both are listed as "In Stock" on Amazon and I have my author's copies, so it must be true!
Here are the covers (and the back-cover copy) for each:
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black
When country music legend Johnny Cash took the stage at Folsom State Prison in 1968, he solidified the public's perception of him as a rebel who followed his own path. Born in Arkansas during the Great Depression, Cash endured poverty, the death of his older brother, and a difficult relationship with his father. He turned to gospel and country music to express the pain, and after many years of struggling, his songs of hardship ...