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Cash, John Ray

Born: 1932 AD
Died: 2003 AD
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1932 – US singer and songwriter Johnny Ray Cash was born.  Cash was known for his deep and distinctive voice, the boom-chick-a-boom or "freight train".

 

1954 – Wrote and recorded "Folsom Prison Blues" 

 

1956 – "I Walk the Line"

 

1960 – Began drinking heavily and became addicted to amphetamines and barbiturates.

 

1969-1971 – Starred in his own television show on the ABC network.

 

1980 – Became the Country Music Hall of Fame’s youngest living inductee at age 48.