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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 series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl 2016-03-04
Known For
Poster of We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
Poster of Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of The Muppet Show
Movie Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-03-04
Movie Johnny Cash: American Rebel Himself (archive footage) 2015-09-12
Movie We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Himself (archive footage) 2015-11-20
Movie The Winding Stream Himself (archive footage) 2014-03-15
Movie My Father And The Man In Black Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Queens Of Nashville 2013-01-01
Movie Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies Himself 2013-09-12
Movie We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash 2012-08-20
Movie Johnny Cash - Went To Glastonbury Himself 2008-07-28
Movie Johnny Cash's America Himself (archive footage) 2008-10-04
Movie Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Johnny Cash 2008-10-18
Movie Cash for Kenya himself 2008-10-21
Movie The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash Himself 2007-01-01
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 Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror - Live at the Newport Folk Festival Himself 2007-12-07
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-14
Movie Johnny Cash at 'Town Hall Party' 2006-01-23
Movie Johnny Cash - Man in Black Live in Denmark Himself 2006-07-11
Movie American Revolutions: The Highwaymen Himself (archive footage) 2006-09-26
Movie Johnny Cash - Live at Montreux 1994 Himself 2005-03-29
Movie No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 2005-07-21
Movie Johnny Cash - Ridin' the Rails Himself 2005-06-07
Movie Johnny Cash: The Last Great American Himself 2004-02-26
Movie Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind Prison Walls Johnny Cash 2003-09-23
Movie The Highwaymen: On the Road Again Himself 2003-07-15
Movie This Land Is Your Land - Folk Years 2002-05-22
Movie Johnny Cash Greatest Hits Himself 2001-01-01
Movie Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day Himself 2000-01-29
Movie A Tribute To Johnny Cash Himself 1999-06-04
Movie In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999-10-07
Series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Himself 1993-03-02
Series Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Movie Tennessee Nights 1991-10-12
Movie Highwaymen: Live 1990-03-28
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder Elder Davy Crockett 1988-11-20
Movie The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Frank James 1986-02-17
Movie Stagecoach Marshal Curly Wilcox 1986-05-18
Series North and South John Brown 1985-11-03
Movie Murder in Coweta County Lamar Potts 1983-02-15
Movie The Pride of Jesse Hallam Jesse Hallam 1981-03-03
Movie Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy Himself 1978-11-22
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Movie A Gunfight Abe Cross 1971-08-25
Series Columbo Tommy Brown 1971-09-15
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Movie Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music Himself 1969-03-01
Series The Johnny Cash Show Himself - Host 1969-06-07
Movie Johnny Cash in San Quentin performer 1969-09-06
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Festival Himself 1967-10-23
Series Beat-Club Unknown 1965-09-25
Movie Hootenanny Hoot Himself 1963-08-01
Movie Five Minutes to Live Johnny Cabot 1961-12-07
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-05-04
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20