Author:

Category:

Johnny Cash: personal life of a musician

Why was the union of Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto hopelessly crushed...?

Johnny Cash's first wife reveals what ruined their marriage

Johnny Cash and June Carter rightly hold the title of the most famous couple in the history of music. Therefore, many people lose sight of, or have no idea that once the heart of a musician belonged to another woman, and ... his mind was misled. Today, the convoluted story of his first marriage to Vivian Liberto is finally being heard.

Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto legalized their romantic relationship on August 7, 1954. Prior to this, the couple exchanged letters filled with love and warmth for three years. At that time, the future songwriter was serving in the army and was in Germany. Later, Vivian and Johnny had children.

Daughters Vivian and Johnny
Daughters Vivian and Johnny

But even this factor did not give their marriage optimism ... In 1966, after 12 years of family life together, Vivian filed for divorce. Johnny Cash's first wife passed away in 2005, having told her story in a book titled I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny. In it, Vivian focuses on the two main factors that crushed her alliance with Johnny: "drugs and June Carter." As Liberto herself put it: “More June than drugs…”

I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny book
I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny book

According to the book, the world of these two began to crumble when they lived in a house in Casitas Springs, from 1961 to 1967. It was then that Johnny became addicted to drugs and alcohol, was "captured" by June, and even unintentionally started a forest fire.

In the book, Vivian admits that she has always loved Johnny, and also complains that she did not put more effort into the union, did not take care of their marriage ...

Vivian also explained that it was June that brought discord to their house. For her, this period became a real stress, since Johnny was not around all the time ... Later, Liberto noted that the manner in which Johnny and June played in the famous film "Walk the Line" is completely untrue ... Vivian also announced that as- then backstage, June said to her, "Vivian, he'll be mine."

Johnny Cash with his second wife Juth
Johnny Cash with his second wife June

In the book, Vivian argues that it was June who contributed to Johnny's estrangement from his family by giving him drugs.

After the divorce, Vivian married a police officer. The woman devoted her life to family, work and charity. Vivian passed away in May 2005, shortly after the release of her book. At that time, she was 71 years old.

According to her and Johnny's daughter Cindy, all Vivian needed at that moment was to "finally, finally have a voice." In her book, Vivian let her inner voice come out...

10kFollowers

The Man Who Was Present at the "Birth" of Rock and Roll - Remembering Scotty Moore

Do you remember Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's guitarist Before there was Jagger and Richards, Plante and Page, there was Elvis Presley and Scotty Moore. And if.

The magic of Queen on stage

Queen: Remembering the iconic band's epic performances Freddie once said: "Either there's magic or there isn't. That's the secret!". The Queen legend was definitely full of magic!

Top 5 hard rock albums that rewrote music history

These hard rock records rewrote music history - what's it about Let's take a little trip back in time: America, it's the early '70s. The legendarily famous and loud "Summer...

Related Articles

Top songs by Judas Priest, the dinosaurs of heavy metal

Remembering the best Judas Priest songs and their gorgeous music videos Judas Priest burst onto the rock and roll scene in 1974 with their debut album, Rocka...

Best Rock Albums of 1971 by Fuzz Music Magazine

20th century rock classics encapsulated in the best albums of 1971 The early 1970s is a very fascinating time, full of many events! But both intoxicating and tragic...

"I'm the Best Bassist in the World": Remembering Jaco Pastorius, one of the most legendary bassists in history

Jaco Pastorius - the story of his ascent, his "conquest of the world with the bass" and his tragic finale Jaco Pastorius is a bright, brilliant and very brazen bassist who became a legend. His name is...

They have no equal - let's remember the legendary jazz performers that millions of people have tried to imitate

Remembering the best jazz artists of all time Many describe jazz music as rhythmic, emotional, free and fluid. This legendarily famous and for many decades now...

Geezer Butler: surprising facts about the "unholy" Black Sabbath bassist

What You Didn't Know About Geezer Butler - Top Surprising Facts About the Black Sabbath Legend Geezer Butler is a Black Sabbath legend and the most "unholy"...

The Worst Hard Rock Albums by Fuzz Music Magazine

Why These Are The Worst Albums In Hard Rock History Commercialism isn't so bad, but only if it's "tasteful" and "in moderation. It's...

"The maestro of progressive metal" - meet John Petrucci

A little history of John Petrucci, one of the best guitarists of our time Progressive rock was a product of psychedelic rock. It was more of an instrumental and compositional approach to...

Randy California: a hero who admires fortitude and great guitar playing

Remembering Randy California, one of the legendary guitarists of the last century Randy California is one of the most legendary guitarists and the greatest father-heroes in history. He was brilliant and...

Rory Gallagher and his wonderful acoustic style

Remembering one of the greatest guitarists Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher passed away in 1995, and the world literally gasped and was sadly horrified: he was truly...