Johnny Cash

Birthday:

02/26/1932

Place of birth:

Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.:

Biography:

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, 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.​



Credits

ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black (2018)
The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End (2016)
Self/Performer
The Highwaymen - Live: American Outlaws (2016)
Johnny Cash
Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl (2016)
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (2015)
Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Cash: American Rebel (2015)
Himself (archive footage)
The Winding Stream (2014)
Himself (archive footage)
Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies (2013)
Himself
My Father And The Man In Black (2013)
Himself (archive footage)
Queens Of Nashville (2013)
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash (2012)
Cash for Kenya (2008)
himself
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (2008)
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash's America (2008)
Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Cash - Went To Glastonbury (2008)
Himself
Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash: The Road Show (2008)
Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror - Live at the Newport Folk Festival (2007)
Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)
Himself (archive footage)
The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 (2007)
Himself
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)
Himself
The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash (2007)
Himself
Opry Video Classics - Hall of Fame (2007)
American Revolutions: The Highwaymen (2006)
Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Cash - Man in Black Live in Denmark (2006)
Himself
Johnny Cash at 'Town Hall Party' (2006)
The Work of Director Mark Romanek (2005)
Himself (archive footage)
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)
Johnny Cash - Ridin' the Rails (2005)
Himself
Johnny Cash - Live at Montreux 1994 (2005)
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Johnny Cash: The Last Great American (2004)
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Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind Prison Walls (2003)
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The Highwaymen: On the Road Again (2003)
Himself
This Land Is Your Land - Folk Years (2002)
Johnny Cash Greatest Hits (2001)
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Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day (2000)
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In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story (1999)
A Tribute To Johnny Cash (1999)
Himself
Johnny Cash - Manhattan Center (1994)
Himself
Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993)
Himself
Crusade: The Life of Billy Graham (1993)
Himself
Tennessee Nights (1991)
Highwaymen: Live (1990)
George Jones: Same Ole Me (1989)
Self
Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder (1988)
Elder Davy Crockett
Stagecoach (1986)
Marshal Curly Wilcox
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986)
Frank James
Murder in Coweta County (1983)
Lamar Potts
The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981)
Jesse Hallam
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978)
Himself
Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (1978)
Thaddeus Rose
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
Himself
A Gunfight (1971)
Abe Cross
Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970)
Himself
Johnny Cash in San Quentin (1969)
performer
Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music (1969)
Himself
Festival (1967)
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Hootenanny Hoot (1963)
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The Night Rider (1962)
Johnny Laredo
Five Minutes to Live (1961)
Johnny Cabot
Johnny Cash - I Walk The Live ()
Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line (DVD) ()