Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Gibb preserves Cash remnants

Barry Gibb, owner of the still-smouldering ruins of Johnny Cash's house, has pledged that he won't rebuild on the site:

Gibb, who owns the property, said the land was "sacred" and "must be protected forever".

"Linda and I have decided to build our own home on the higher ground surrounding the Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash home.

"The original foundations shall be kept intact and preserved for the people of Hendersonville and the people of Nashville."

We're a little puzzled as to what, if the site is sacred now the house isn't there, that makes the ultimately destructive work Gibb was having done on it - desecration? Or was the place not sacred when it stood?


Anonymous said...

It would be have nice if the original house was preserved as well. Why was the house sold anyways?

So tragic!

M.C. Glammer said...

What about the prison cells he also lived in? Shouldn't there be at least some sort of plaque in them?

Maybe Johnny wasn't that bothered about specially preserved ares, as Wikipedia mentions:

"...his truck caught fire due to a defective exhaust, triggering a forest fire that burnt several hundred acres in Los Padres National Forest in California. When the judge asked Cash why he did it, Cash said in his characteristically flippant style of the time, 'I didn't do it, my truck did, and it's dead so you can't question it.' The fire destroyed 508 acres, burning the foliage off three mountains, and killing 49 of the refuge's 53 endangered condors. Cash was unrepentant -- 'I don't care about your damn yellow buzzards.'

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