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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison The Making of a Masterpiece

by Michael Streissguth

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison The Making of a Masterpiece Synopsis

On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash (1932-2003) took the stage at Folsom Prison in Folsom, California. The concert and the live album, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison , propelled him to worldwide superstardom. He reached new audiences, ignited tremendous growth in the country music industry, and connected with fans in a way no other artist has before or since. Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is a riveting account of that day, what led to it, and what came after. Scrupulously researched, rich with the author's unprecedented access to Folsom Prison's and Columbia Records' archives, illustrated with more than 100 photos, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison shows how Johnny Cash forever became a champion of the downtrodden, as well as one of the more enduring forces in American music.

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison The Making of a Masterpiece Press Reviews

A lushly illustrated, note-by-note reconstruction of Cash's historic concert Chicago Tribune A fascinating examination of the making of an icon. Tracks

Book Information

ISBN: 9780306814532
Publication date: 27th July 2005
Author: Michael Streissguth
Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Biography: arts & entertainment, Rock & Pop music,

About Michael Streissguth

Michael Streissguth is the author of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, editor of Ring of Fire, and an associate professor of English at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

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