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A Conversation with Music Author Alan Light

Read "A Conversation with Music Author Alan Light" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

It is not an overstatement to label music journalist and writer Alan Light as one of the premier biographers and music historians. Light's heralded books include “The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah," “Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain," “The Skills to Pay the Bills: The Story of the Beastie Boys," “What Happened, Miss Simone?" and the recently published illustrated biography of Johnny Cash “Johnny Cash: The Life ...


Book Review

Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black

Read "Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black Alan Light 216 Pages ISBN: 1588346390 Smithsonian Books 2018 In recent years, there hasn't been a shortage of books and documentaries on the subject of late singer and songwriter Johnny Cash. During his lifetime, Cash himself wrote two autobiographies and his wife and children wrote their memoirs and there are plenty of books that have explored his legacy. Since his death in ...


Extended Analysis

Johnny Cash: American VI: Ain't No Grave

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Johnny Cash American VI: Ain't No Grave American Recordings 2010 In his tribute to Johnny Cash on the artist's death in 2003, commentator and VH1 Executive Director Bill Flanagan put forth this bit of wisdom on the CBS program Sunday Morning: “It's becoming more apparent with every year that goes by that the period from the mid-'50s to the mid-'70s was a golden age for popular music. To have ...


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