Antonino D’Ambrosio recently wrote A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears (Nation Books). The book deals with the most controversial album the Man in Black ever put out; tackling the subject of the struggles of Native Americans in the heart of the civil rights era. There is an interview with the author over at The Boston Globe.
You can shoot me for saying this, but aside from the fact that he was a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan, Shel Silverstein was possibly one of the top five dudes of the twentieth century. He wrote one of Johnny Cash’s (another of the top dudes) most well-loved songs, Hugh Hefner sent him all over the world to draw pictures, was a playwright, and he wrote and illustrated some of the most best-loved children books ever. I fished around Youtube, […]