Cash: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
"Rolling Stone" (Editor)
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DescriptionJohnny Cash is a giant of rock'n'roll music. Since its inception in the late 1960s, Rolling Stone has followed Cash's career, writing about him in settings that range from the San Quentin prison to a glitzy Vegas hotel. In a testament to his life, the editors of Rolling Stone magazine have compiled this stunning tribute to a man whose legacy is exceeded only by his legend. Bringing together personal recollections from those who knew him best and insights of some of the finest music jounalists, CASH features: - Personal tributes from a wide array of friends and admirers, including Bob Dylan, Bono, Merle Haggard, Al Gore, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow and Steve Earle. - Many never before published photographs from the Cash family archive. - David Fricke's interview with producer Rick Rubin, offering moving insight into the remarkable ten-year relationship between Rubin and Cash that produced some of the finest albums of Cash's career. - 'Nothing Can Take the Place of the Human Heart'. a 1973 interview conducted in a Las Vegas hotel suite by Robert Hilburn, which shows Cash at his peak. - 'The Man in Black' a lengthy and thoughtful examination of the full scope of Cash's life work by Mikal Gilmore. - A moving foreword by daughter Rosanne revealing a loving and devoted dad. - a visit with Johnny and June's only son, John Carter Cash, which offers an intimate look at his parents' drive to create new music until the very end of their lives. - Jason Fine's 'A Day in the Life' . a visit with Cash at home less than a year before his death. - An exhaustive annotated discography compiled by Greg Kot, examining both classics and the hidden treasures among the hundreds of albums Cash recorded. Through the years, Rolling Stone has treated Cash not just as a country music star but as a rock and roll icon whose drug-fuelled antics, black clothes and rebel stance have made him a hero to generation after generation of rock fans. But more than the Man in Black image, it is the substance of Cash's work that has made him one of the greatest musical figures of the past fifty years - the resonance of his deep voice, the driving beat of his simple, powerful songs, the fighting spirit of his lyrics, and his commitment to social justice. Johnny Cash died on 12 September 2003, but he lives on in lyrics that chart the highs and lows of the human experience and speak to people young and old. CASH is the essential tribute to the Man in Black from Rolling Stone, a magazine that has long chronicled the life, career and influence of this great American man.
9 September 2004
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