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Kris Kristofferson, Robert Hilburn on Roger Miller, Johnny Cash
Kris Kristofferson, Robert Hilburn on Roger Miller, Johnny Cash

Complementary stories about widely admired country singer and songwriter Roger Miller provided a highlight of Tuesday’s Writers Bloc session in Santa Monica featuring Johnny Cash biographer and longtime L.A. Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn with his guest for the evening, Kris Kristofferson. Hilburn, whose new book “Johnny Cash: The Life” was published Tuesday, told an audience of about 300 that he first met Kristofferson in 1970. It was shortly before he’d been hired full time by the newspaper, when he was pursuing an interview with Miller, who was in Los Angeles at the time. “I loved Roger Miller,” Hilburn, 74, said. “I got to the house in...

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