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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