Johnny Cash Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

Johnny Cash
This paper presents a description of Johnny Cash as an American music icon.
# 109936 | 1,560 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 11, 2008 in Music Studies (Contemporary) , Music Studies (History)

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This paper describes the life of John R. Cash, the son of humble sharecroppers from Dyess, Arkansas (Cash), who eventually became known as Johnny Cash, The Man in Black. The metamorphosis of Cash from the son of humble sharecroppers to "The Man in Black" and the twists and turns along the way, are the focus of this research. Ultimately, the paper reveals that Cash's story is as much a story of the pleasures and pitfalls of celebrity as it is a tale of the human experience, of sin and redemption, and the endless quest of the human soul to attain purity.

Table of Contents:
A Great Man from Humble Beginnings
JR Cash Becomes "The Man in Black"
The Man Comes Around

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carnes, Mark, ed. Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation but Missed the History Books. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Cash, John R. with Carr, Patrick. Cash the Autobiography. New York: Harper Collins, 1998.
  • Cash, Vivian. I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny Cash. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007.
  • Streissguth, Michael. Johnny Cash-The Biography. Cambrige, MA: DaCapo Press, 2006.
  • Turner, Steve. The Man Called Cash- The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend. Chicago: Nelson, 2007.Opry

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