After the suicide of Johnny Cash's former manager, Saul Holiff, his estranged son, Jonathon, returns home. There, Jonathon learns from his mother that his father's personal records exist in storage. As Jonathon searches through them, he discovers much about his father's life of deferred dreams in London, Ontario until he became the manager of Johnny Cash. From there, Jonathon learns of his father's hectic life managing the erratic country star with his personal demons and moods and how the material success came with a profound cost of its own for Saul. In doing so, Jonathon gets a new perspective of a father who had his problems that he never fully conquered himself. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
A non-fiction 'Walk The Line"
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Soon after Jonathan was born, I was in Europe. And just prior to Joshua being born, I was in England. And Johnny was going through his "bad-ass" stage, and we had a booking for one night to fly over to Paris to appear at the Olympia. This was a deal I had worked on for a long time. The French were sort of aware of Johnny Cash. This was going to be a significant thing. But when we gathered together to fly over, he was nowhere to be found. It turned out that he had taken off with Dylan on some ...
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