Johnny Cash lives on
June Carter Cash died last century. But Johnny Cash lived on for another 14 years, forced to croon sans June, in a little theatre in Melbourne, Australia.
While it poured rain on a July 2013 Friday night, St Kilda’s local hero Tex Perkins breathed new life into old Johnny.
The bassist and the band came back to life, and all of a sudden out sauntered a sexy June Carter, yes it was her!
Tuesday Perkins, kin of the famous Tex, brought Ruth O’Leary who had suffered her own stroke of fame, surviving a Samoan bus planing into a raging river. See The Sun
It rained and rained and my 7.30 silver top took twenty minutes to even reach my digs.
Late we were, seated in the last row , the 19th century Athenaneum theatre was rocked and lit.
On Collins the clouds opened and the streets ran awash with the sweet music and the sad story of Johnny Cash