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Johnny Cash

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists, among them the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and he covered the synthpop band Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus. Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice; for the "boom-chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for his rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; for providing free concerts inside prison walls; and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." and usually following it up with his standard "Folsom Prison Blues." Much of Cash's music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. His signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers, including "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson"; as well as railroad songs including "Hey, Porter" and "Rock Island Line". Cash, a devout but troubled Christian, has been characterized as a "lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges." A Biblical scholar, he penned a Christian novel titled Man in White, and he made a spoken word recording of the entire New King James Version of the New Testament. Even so, Cash declared that he was "the biggest sinner of them all", and viewed himself overall as a complicated and contradictory man. Accordingly,[34] Cash is said to have "contained multitudes", and has been deemed "the philosopher-prince of American country music". Description above from the Wikipedia article Johnny Cash, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Feb 26, 1932 In Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Five Minutes to Live 1961-12-07
Latest Project:
Movie Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl 2016-03-04
Known For
Movie Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-03-04
Movie We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Himself (archive footage) 2015-11-20
Movie Johnny Cash: American Rebel Himself (archive footage) 2015-09-12
Movie The Winding Stream Himself (archive footage) 2014-03-15
Movie Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies Himself 2013-09-12
Movie Queens Of Nashville 2013-01-01
Movie Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash: The Road Show 2008-04-06
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-14
Movie The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 Himself 2007-09-18
Movie Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Himself 2007-09-14
Movie Opry Video Classics - Hall of Fame 2007-01-01
Movie No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 2005-07-21
Movie In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999-10-07
Movie A Tribute To Johnny Cash Himself 1999-06-04
Movie Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Himself 1993-03-02
Movie Tennessee Nights 1991-10-12
Movie Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder Elder Davy Crockett 1988-11-20
Movie Stagecoach Marshal Curly Wilcox 1986-05-18
Movie The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Frank James 1986-02-17
Series North and South John Brown 1985-11-03
Movie Murder in Coweta County Lamar Potts 1983-02-15
Movie Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy Himself 1978-11-22
Movie Thaddeus Rose and Eddie Thaddeus Rose 1978-02-24
Movie Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus Himself 1973-03-31
Movie A Gunfight Abe Cross 1971-08-25
Series The Johnny Cash Show Himself - Host 1969-06-07
Movie Festival Himself 1967-10-23
Movie Hootenanny Hoot Himself 1963-08-01
Movie The Night Rider Johnny Laredo 1962-01-01
Movie Door-to-Door Maniac Johnny Cabot 1961-12-07
Movie Five Minutes to Live Johnny Cabot 1961-12-07