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Cash, John Ray (Johnny; the Man in Black; orig. J. R. Cash)

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Born: 1932 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Guitarist, Musicians, Producers, Singer

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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.

 

 

 

 


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