Twentieth Century Drifter

Twentieth Century Drifter

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Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins is the first biography of this legendary country music artist and NASCAR driver who scored sixteen number-one hits and two Grammy awards. Yet even with fame and fortune, Marty Robbins always yearned for more. _x000B__x000B_Drawing from personal interviews and in-depth research, biographer Diane Diekman explains how Robbins saw himself as a drifter, a man always searching for self-fulfillment and inner peace. Born Martin David Robinson to a hardworking mother and an abusive alcoholic father, he never fully escaped the insecurities burned into him by a poverty-stricken nomadic childhood in the Arizona desert. In 1947 he got his first gig as a singer and guitar player. Too nervous to talk, the shy young man walked onstage singing. Soon he changed his name to Marty Robbins, cultivated his magnetic stage presence, and established himself as an entertainer, songwriter, and successful NASCAR driver._x000B__x000B_For fans of Robbins, NASCAR, and classic country music, Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins is a revealing portrait of this well-loved, restless entertainer, a private man who kept those who loved him at a distance.19 As for Marizona, a€œI dona#39;t tell her when Ia#39;m going to race, a€ Marty said, perhaps jokingly. a€œI call her ... Cotton Owens repaired the car, and Martylooked forward to the 1975 racing season and the Daytona 500. ... So I decided ahead what Ia#39;d do if it happened again. ... a€œIa#39;d always heard, go where you saw the car last, becauseanbsp;...

Title:Twentieth Century Drifter
Author:Diane Diekman
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2012-02-07


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