Remembering Johnny Cash on the day he died

Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003, age 71.

Any day is a good day to remember country music legend Johnny Cash.

Today, September 12, 2019, is an especially good one because he died on this day, in the year 2003, at the age of 71.

Here are some images, music videos, and details about the man and his work you may not have seen. Share whatever you feel like in the BBS comments, I'd love to hear from other fans.

Here's Johnny Cash singing 'I Walk The Line' on the early television music showcase program Town Hall Party in 1958.

Because you're mine, I walk the line.


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'Johnny Cash at San Quentin' – Johnny Cash

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'Johnny Cash at San Quentin' – Johnny Cash

Really cool post on IMGUR from a regular high-poster:

John R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

At birth, Cash was named J. R. Cash. When he enlisted in the United States Air Force, he was not permitted to use initials as a first name, so he changed it to John R. Cash. In 1955, when signing with Sun Records, he started using the name Johnny Cash. After basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and technical training at Brooks Air Force Base, both in San Antonio, Texas, Cash was assigned to the 12th Radio Squadron Mobile of the U.S. Air Force Security Service at Landsberg, Germany. He worked as a Morse code operator intercepting Soviet Army transmissions. On July 3, 1954, he was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant, and he returned to Texas. During his military service, he acquired the distinctive scar on the right side of his jaw as a result of surgery to remove a cyst.

Some of our past posts about Johnny Cash:

Johnny Cash's smart-alecky to-do list / Boing Boing

Music: 'Busted,' Johnny Cash and Ray Charles – Boing Boing

It's Johnny Cash's birthday!