Twentieth Century Drifter
The Life of Marty RobbinsBook - 2012
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-fulfilment and inner peace. Born Martin David Robinson to a hardworking mother and abusive alcoholic father, he never fully escaped from 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.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012
Branch Call Number: B ROBBIN,M
Characteristics: xi, 280 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm