History Music / JohnnyCash

23rd Jul '16 3:31:29 PM JamesAustin
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'''J. R.[[note]]Many sources erroneously attribute the middle name "Robert", however officially the "R" did not stand for any name. Cash's official birth name was in fact J.R., but he was made to adopt John in 1950 when he joined the Air Force.[[/note]] "Johnny" Cash''' (February 26, 1932 -- September 12, 2003), easily one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, was a country artist, singer-songwriter, and rock musician. Known for his deep baritone and distinctive wardrobe, he was nicknamed the Man in Black, and started almost all his concerts by saying "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash". He's also well-known for his relationship with fellow musician June Carter, whom he eventually married. His life was eventually adapted into the biopic ''Film/WalkTheLine'' starring Creator/JoaquinPhoenix and Creator/ReeseWitherspoon.

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'''J.John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R.[[note]]Many Cash;[[note]]Many sources erroneously attribute the middle name "Robert", however officially the "R" did not stand for any name. Cash's official birth name was in fact J.R., but he was made to adopt John in 1950 when he joined the Air Force.[[/note]] "Johnny" Cash''' (February February 26, 1932 -- September 12, 2003), was a country artist, singer-songwriter, and rock musician, easily one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, was a country artist, singer-songwriter, and rock musician.century. Known for his deep baritone and distinctive wardrobe, he was nicknamed the Man in Black, and started almost all his concerts by saying "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash". He's also well-known for his relationship with fellow musician June Carter, whom he eventually married. His life was eventually adapted into the biopic ''Film/WalkTheLine'' starring Creator/JoaquinPhoenix and Creator/ReeseWitherspoon.
19th May '16 4:43:19 PM Kalmbach
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* ItAmusedMe: The protagonist of "Folsom Prison Blues" is there because "I shot a man in [[ArtisticLicenseGeography Reno]], just to watch him die."

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* ItAmusedMe: The protagonist of "Folsom Prison Blues" is there because "I shot a man in [[ArtisticLicenseGeography Reno]], [[ForTheEvulz just to watch him die.""]]
6th May '16 6:08:47 AM skidoo23
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* WouldHitAGirl: Never Cash himself, but one of his popular songs was "Cocaine Blues" about a man on the run from the law after shooting his cheating girlfriend.
1st May '16 10:38:49 AM MarkLungo
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* FlippingTheBird: A picture of Cash doing this was taken at the 1968 San Quentin concert. RickRubin made it famous by turning it into a [[http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/johnny-cashs-famous-middle-finger 1998 ad in Billboard]] as a TakeThat to "the Nashville music establishment and country radio" for ignoring Cash's CareerResurrection. The finger now has its own [[https://www.facebook.com/JCsmiddlefinger Facebook page]]. Cash later explained in liner notes for a reissue of ''A San Quentin'' that it was directed at a British TV crew that was filming the concert and got in his way.

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* FlippingTheBird: A picture of Cash doing this was taken at the 1968 San Quentin concert. RickRubin Rick Rubin made it famous by turning it into a [[http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/johnny-cashs-famous-middle-finger 1998 ad in Billboard]] as a TakeThat to "the Nashville music establishment and country radio" for ignoring Cash's CareerResurrection. The finger now has its own [[https://www.facebook.com/JCsmiddlefinger Facebook page]]. Cash later explained in liner notes for a reissue of ''A San Quentin'' that it was directed at a British TV crew that who was filming the concert and got in his way.
27th Apr '16 8:38:45 PM StevieC
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** "I've Been Everywhere" qualifies to those who consider being well-traveled the mark of a badass.
9th Feb '16 4:31:43 AM foxley
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* RisingWaterRisingTension: "Five Feet High and Rising" is about a farm family forced to evacuate as their farm slowly disappears beneath flood waters.
29th Dec '15 7:16:54 AM Morgenthaler
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[[LongList 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.]]"''

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[[LongList 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.]]"''
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19th Nov '15 11:11:59 AM Taskmaster123
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* PetTheDog: His free prison concerts, which brought him great acclaim and were deeply appreciated by the inmates at the prisons where he gave them.
26th Oct '15 10:17:13 PM Twentington
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26th Oct '15 10:17:09 PM Twentington
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Managed surprisingly often during the run of ''The Johnny Cash Show'' (1969-1971), whether it was bringing on guests other shows and networks wouldn't allow, like Bob Dylan and Bob Seeger, inserting dirty jokes into songs like "Don't Play Red River Valley", jor performing near-taboo songs like "A Junkie's Prayer", "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow" and "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" (the last two songs being heavily critical of the government; ask the Creator/SmothersBrothers how well that went for them on their TV show a couple years earlier). Possible backfire as the show was cancelled after two seasons in part due to a drop off in ratings, though this could just as easily be attributed to the lowering popularity of musical variety series or Cash's proclivity for doing episodes devoted to religious music.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Managed surprisingly often during the run of ''The Johnny Cash Show'' (1969-1971), whether it was bringing on guests other shows and networks wouldn't allow, like Bob Dylan and Bob Seeger, Seger, inserting dirty jokes into songs like "Don't Play Red River Valley", jor performing near-taboo songs like "A Junkie's Prayer", "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow" and "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" (the last two songs being heavily critical of the government; ask the Creator/SmothersBrothers how well that went for them on their TV show a couple years earlier). Possible backfire as the show was cancelled after two seasons in part due to a drop off in ratings, though this could just as easily be attributed to the lowering popularity of musical variety series or Cash's proclivity for doing episodes devoted to religious music.
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