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John R. Cash

Also Known As: "Johnny Cash", "J.R. Cash"
Birthplace: Kingsland, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 12, 2003 (71)
Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Raymond Cash and Carrie Cloveree Cash (Rivers)
Husband of June Carter Cash
Ex-husband of Vivian Dorraine Distin
Father of Rosanne Cash; Private; Private; Private; Private and 1 other
Brother of Roy Cash; Margaret Louise Garrett; Private; Jack Dempsey Cash; Rebecca Ann Hancock (Cash) and 4 others
Half brother of Private

Occupation: Singer/Song Writer, singer-songwriter; actor; author
Managed by: Private User
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About Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, born J. R. Cash(Later changed name to John R. Cash), (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive voice, the boom-chick-a-boom or "freight train" sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, his demeanor, and his dark clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black." He traditionally started his concerts with the introduction "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash."

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," "That Old Wheel" (a duet with Hank Williams Jr.), "Cocaine Blues," and "Man in Black". He also recorded several humorous songs, such as "One Piece at a Time," "The One on the Right Is on the Left," "Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog," "A Boy Named Sue," and a duet with June Carter called "Jackson"; and various railroad songs, such as "Rock Island Line" and "Orange Blossom Special".

He sold over 90 million albums in his nearly fifty-year career and came to occupy a "commanding position in music history".

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Johnny Cash's Timeline

February 26, 1932
Kingsland, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States
Age 7
Dyess, Mississippi, Arkansas, USA
May 24, 1955
Memphis, , Tennessee