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Johnny Cash

American singer, songwriter, and musician

Johnny Cash

American singer, songwriter, and musician
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birthday
26th
February, 1932
Death
12th
September, 2003
Birth Place
Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Much of Cash’s music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark all-black stage wardrobe which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”.
Born to poor cotton farmers in Kingsland, Arkansas, Cash rose to fame in the burgeoning rockabilly scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after four years in the Air Force. He traditionally began his concerts by simply introducing himself, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”, followed by “Folsom Prison Blues”, one of his signature songs. Alongside “Folsom Prison Blues”, his other signature songs include “I Walk the Line”, “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 called “Jackson” (followed by many further duets after their wedding), and railroad songs such as “Hey, Porter”, “Orange Blossom Special”, and “Rock Island Line”. During the last stage of his career, he covered songs by contemporary rock artists of the time; his most notable covers were “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, “Rusty Cage” by Soundgarden and, “Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode.
Cash is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning music embraced country, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel sounds. This crossover appeal earned him the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Allegiance

United States

Associated Acts

The Tennessee Three Sam Phillips The Highwaymen Million Dollar Quartet June Carter Cash George Jones The Statler Brothers Waylon Jennings Ernest Tubb The Carter Family The Oak Ridge Boys Marty Robbins Bob Dylan Merle Haggard Willie Nelson Hank Williams Jr Carl Perkins Roy Orbison Jerry Lee Lewis Glen Campbell John Denver Ray Charles Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers U2 Rick Rubin

Birth Name

J. R. Cash

Children

5, including Rosanne and John

Genres

Country rockabilly rock and roll folk blues gospel outlaw country

Labels

Sun Columbia Mercury American House of Cash Legacy

Occupation

Singer songwriter musician actor

Rank

Staff sergeant

Relatives

Tommy Cash (brother)

Resting Place

Hendersonville Memory Gardens

Servicebranch

United States Air Force

Spouses

Vivian Liberto (m. 1954; div. 1966) June Carter (m. 1968; died 2003)

Website
Years Active

1954 2003

Years Of Service

1950 1954

Name

Johnny Cash

Nationality

United States of America

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