Johnny Cash
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1932-02-26
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Johnny Cash

Biography

Johnny "J.R." Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his ...

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Biography

Johnny "J.R." Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

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Man In Black
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Man In Black
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Let The Train Blow The Whistle
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Let The Train Blow The Whistle
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I Walk The Line
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I Walk The Line
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I Don't Know Where I'm Bound
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I Don't Know Where I'm Bound
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I've Been Everywhere
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I've Been Everywhere
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Born To Lose
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Born To Lose
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Forty Shades Of Green
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Forty Shades Of Green
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(Ghost) Riders In The Sky
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(Ghost) Riders In The Sky
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A Thing Called Love
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A Thing Called Love
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Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold This Body Down)
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Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold This Body Down)
Bob Dylan
Girl From The North Country
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Girl From The North Country
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roy Orbison & Bill Dees, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash
Oh Pretty Woman
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Oh Pretty Woman
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Past BBC Events

1994 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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1994 Glastonbury

24 June 1994

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Johnny Cash Biography

Johnny "J.R." Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally began his concerts with the simple "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash", followed by his signature "Folsom Prison Blues".

Much of Cash's music echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. His best-known songs included "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers like "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson" (followed by many further duets after their marriage); and railroad songs including "Hey, Porter" and "Rock Island Line". During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th century rock artists, most notably "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails.

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