Happy Birthday Johnny Cash

I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God. – Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash would have been 76 today. Nobody did more to usher country music from the turbulent late 50’s and 60’s, when rock and roll was eclipsing the music that had come before, then the Man in Black. He influenced the next generation of talent Dylan, Neil Young,  Joni Mitchell,and was open and humble enough to be influenced by them. Many he featured on his television show, many times to the displeasure of the ABC honchos. He did it because he saw in them a piece of himself…storytellers of the human condition scribing the dark and the light.

Johnny Cash died less than four months after his wife, June Carter, on September 12, 2003. He is buried next to his wife in Hendersonville Memory Gardens near his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash- I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry


2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Johnny Cash

  1. Vaughn
    February 27, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Let’s all play the new “JOHNNY CASH REMIXED” album and use it as motivation for wishing Johnny back to life for a moment or two so he can kick the shit out of his son for letting that God awful project happen.
    Happy Birthday JC!

  2. February 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Everyone from punk rockers to folk singers calls the man in black an influence. His legacy will never be forgotten. Happy birthday Mr. Cash.

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