The name of “Who is the Black King Drifters” comes from the lyrics by Johnny Cash. He had once stated that he was a mind reader and that he regularly could see into the future. One day a lady standing in front of Cash saw several men dragging out a blind old man who looked to be in his late forties. She thought he was dying of old age but she could not see for the littlest moment what was about to happen to this man. She screamed and ran out of the store but not before she saw the king lying on a hospital bed with numerous doctors around him.
Cash escaped that terrible ordeal only to return the next day to the same hospital. Within an hour he had dressed the old man for life support and rushed him into surgery. Doctors told Cash that the man would never again be the same. Cash believed them and kept up with his music, writing songs about his experience in the afterlife. No one else heard the story until a singer named Marsha Stevens heard it and contacted Cash.
Cash was invited to a party in Cash’s honor at his mansion. He was shocked to see King Drifters dressed in all black and sat beside Cash. Cash was overwhelmed with how close everyone was to King Drifters. Several of the “King” Drifters were actually his personal assistants. Cash was stunned.
The other members of King Drifters were also equally stunned. None of them could believe what they had just heard. They were about to ask Cash why he did not tell them earlier about the existence of these creatures when he talked about death and dying. Cash remained quiet throughout the night and only came out when one of the King Drifters was telling stories of his past.
Cash had several stories to tell. One of the best was when he was eleven years old and was playing on the playground with his friends. One of his friends noticed that Cash was very lonely. Cash went home that day and told his parents who told him about his friend. Cash was given another chance to play on the playground once more but once again, his parents did not believe him. Cash left that day without speaking to anyone.
Another time, Cash went to visit his grandmother. While she was visiting, she asked him about King Drifters and he was really excited. He told her he had just heard about them. She laughed and told him she did not know any black people who were royalty. Cash was disappointed but was able to continue his visit.
Cash was invited to a huge birthday party for his grandmother by her son. Cash was allowed to bring a gift. He was told there would be some sort of ritual and he was to get ready. Cash was dressed in black and was waiting for his turn to dance the first dance of the evening.
The party was going late and Cash was still sitting on the stage. Around midnight, his grandmother fell ill and passed away. Cash was very sad and wanted to do something about his grandmother’s death but he didn’t have the courage to go through with it. Two days later, he died from a bullet that was meant for his father.
Who is the Black King Drifters was a movie that Cash made in 1992. He played the role of Nicky Hilton, a member of the West Memphis Three who were teenagers at the time of the crime. He was supposed to be dead after the crime, but instead he managed to escape and elude capture. In the film he tried to get back with the group but was recaptured and put on trial for murder.
Who is the Black King Drifters was made into a movie of the same name. The movie came out two weeks after the murder and within a week, it was on the movie theatres. Cash was in the movie for only a couple of minutes but he did play the part well. He definitely made the best of his role.
The movie was definitely not as entertaining as the book and that may be because there were so many other characters to focus on. But it was an okay movie. The acting was good, and the story was interesting. If you are looking for a good murder mystery or action-packed film with excellent actors then this is not one to miss out on.