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John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists, among them the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and he covered the synthpop band Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice; for the "boom-chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for his rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; for providing free concerts inside prison walls; and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." and usually following it up with his standard "Folsom Prison Blues."

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" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers, including "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson"; as well as railroad songs including "Hey, Porter" and "Rock Island Line".

Cash, a devout but troubled Christian, has been characterized as a "lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges." A Biblical scholar, he penned a Christian novel titled Man in White, and he made a spoken word recording of the entire New King James Version of the New Testament. Even so, Cash declared that he was "the biggest sinner of them all", and viewed himself overall as a complicated and contradictory man. Accordingly,[34] Cash is said to have "contained multitudes", and has been deemed "the philosopher-prince of American country music".

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists, among them the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and he covered the synthpop band Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice; for the "boom-chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for his rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; for providing free concerts inside prison walls; and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." and usually following it up with his standard "Folsom Prison Blues."

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" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers, including "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson"; as well as railroad songs including "Hey, Porter" and "Rock Island Line".

Cash, a devout but troubled Christian, has been characterized as a "lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges." A Biblical scholar, he penned a Christian novel titled Man in White, and he made a spoken word recording of the entire New King James Version of the New Testament. Even so, Cash declared that he was "the biggest sinner of them all", and viewed himself overall as a complicated and contradictory man. Accordingly,[34] Cash is said to have "contained multitudes", and has been deemed "the philosopher-prince of American country music".

Description above from the Wikipedia article Johnny Cash, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 79

Birthday 1932-02-26

Day of Death 2003-09-12

Place of Birth Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.

Official Site http://www.johnnycash.com

Also Known As

  • The Man In Black

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
2015 We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Johnny Cash: American Rebel as Himself (archive footage)
2014 The Winding Stream as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies as Himself
2013 My Father And The Man In Black as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Queens Of Nashville
2012 We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
2008 Cash for Kenya as himself
2008 Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison as Johnny Cash
2008 Johnny Cash - Went To Glastonbury as Himself
2008 Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash: The Road Show
2007 The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival as Himself
2007 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream as Himself (archive footage)
2007 The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 as Himself
2007 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song as Himself
2007 Opry Video Classics - Hall of Fame
2007 The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash as Himself
2006 Johnny Cash - Man in Black Live in Denmark as Himself
2006 Johnny Cash at 'Town Hall Party'
2005 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
2005 Johnny Cash - Ridin' the Rails as Himself
2005 Johnny Cash - Live at Montreux 1994 as Himself
2004 Johnny Cash: The Last Great American as Himself
2003 Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind Prison Walls as Johnny Cash
2003 The Highwaymen: On the Road Again as Himself
2001 Johnny Cash Greatest Hits as Himself
2000 Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day as Himself
1999 In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story
1999 A Tribute To Johnny Cash as Himself
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1994 Johnny Cash - Manhattan Center as Himself
1993 Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration as Himself
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman(4 episodes)
1992 Renegade(1 episode)
1991 Tennessee Nights
1990 Highwaymen: Live
1989 The Simpsons(2 episodes)
1988 Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder as Elder Davy Crockett
1987 North and South(16 episodes) as John Brown
1986 Stagecoach as Marshal Curly Wilcox
1986 The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James as Frank James
1985 North and South, Book I
1983 Murder in Coweta County as Lamar Potts
1981 The Pride of Jesse Hallam as Jesse Hallam
1980 Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters(1 episode)
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy as Himself
1978 Thaddeus Rose and Eddie as Thaddeus Rose
1976 The Muppet Show(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn(1 episode)
1974 The Little House on the Prairie(1 episode)
1973 Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus as Himself
1971 Columbo(1 episode) as Tommy Brown
1971 A Gunfight as Abe Cross
1970 The Flip Wilson Show(1 episode)
1969 The Jim Nabors Hour(1 episode)
1969 Johnny Cash in San Quentin as performer
1969 The Johnny Cash Show(58 episodes) as Himself - Host
1969 Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music as Himself
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour(3 episodes)
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(2 episodes)
1967 Festival as Himself
1965 Beat-Club(1 episode)
1964 Shindig!(1 episode)
1963 Hootenanny Hoot as Himself
1962 The Night Rider as Johnny Laredo
1961 Five Minutes to Live as Johnny Cabot
1961 Door-to-Door Maniac as Johnny Cabot
1959 The Rebel(1 episode)
1959 The Grammys(1 episode)
1958 The Dick Clark Show(4 episodes)
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show(1 episode)
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color(1 episode)
1952 The Jackie Gleason Show(1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)

Writing

2005 Walk the LineBook
1994 Johnny Cash - Manhattan CenterWriter
1973 Gospel Road: A Story of JesusWriter

Sound

1970 I Walk the LineMusic

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