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By Jonathan Silverman

ISBN-10: 1558498265

ISBN-13: 9781558498266

ISBN-10: 1558498273

ISBN-13: 9781558498273

for far of his profession, Johnny money opened his exhibits with the tagline, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” This advent appeared pointless, for the reason that every person within the viewers knew who he was—the recognized musical artist whose occupation spanned virtually 5 a long time, whose stricken existence off and on the level acquired extensive exposure, and whose cragged face looked as if it would exhibit a intensity and depth now not present in the other artist, residing or dead.

For money, as for plenty of celebrities, renown was once the made from either exertions and good fortune. frequently a visionary and consistently a tireless performer, he used to be topic to a whirlwind of social, fiscal, and cultural countercurrents. 9 offerings explores the stress among Cash’s wish for mainstream luck, his own struggles with alcohol and medicine, and an ever-changing cultural panorama that frequently circumscribed his options.

Drawing on interviews, archival study, and textual research, Jonathan Silverman makes a speciality of Cash’s own and creative offerings as a manner of knowing his existence, his influence on American tradition, and the ways that that tradition in flip formed him. funds made judgements approximately the place he may dwell, what he may play, who may produce his albums, no matter if he could help the Vietnam warfare, or even if he might turn his recognized “bird”—the iconic picture of money giving the finger that is now plastered on posters and T-shirts everywhere—in the context of cultural forces either noticeable and opaque. He made different judgements in session with numerous humans, a lot of whom have been mainly focused on the response of his audiences.

Less a standard biography than a research of the making of an identification, 9 offerings explores how Johnny funds sought to outline who he used to be, how he used to be perceived, and what he signified via a chain of self-conscious activities. the end result, Silverman exhibits, was once a lifestyles that was once usually tumultuous yet by no means uninteresting.

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