His nickname – Man in Black.
Johnny Cash’s trademark – an all-black stage wardrobe.
A songwriter, musician, singer, and actor, Cash was humble, performed at many free prison concerts – his songs with themes of redemption, sorrow and melancholy, often a reflection of his own life.
His music embraced various musical genres – country, rock, gospel, folk, blues – making him one of the best-selling musicians ever, selling more than 90 million records.
He had a serious drug problem and by the 1960s his career was in shambles.
His marriage to June Carter saved him, saved his career.
His album, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, was his career revival.
First up – I Walk The Line
Next – Ring Of Fire
Folsom Prison Blues
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