Mr. Johnny Cash Essay

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Johnny cash, the man in black is a country legend, him and the Tennessee two, made a name for themselves in the mid 50's. There orignal songs where gospil, but when trying to get a record deal was turned down for the gospil ,but then played a song Johnny cash wrote. The first hit was "Cry,Cry,Cry", other hits were " i walk the line","folsom Prison blues" , and others such as " man in black"" Hey Porter", and " get rhythm". Johnny cash marride his early wife Vivian Liberto in 1954, and moved to Memphis, Tennessee.His band The Tennessee two consited of Luther Perkins and bass player Marshall Grant. They were known for there sound, people say they had a "boom-chik-a-Boom" sound like a train. Johnny wore dark clothing which got him …show more content…
For a brief time, Cash rented an apartment in Nashville with Waylon Jennings, who was heavily addicted to amphetamines. Cash used the drugs to stay awake during tours. Friends joked about his erratic behavior, many not noticing the signs of his worsening addiction.Although in many ways spiraling out of control, his frenetic creativity was delivering hits. the song "Ring of Fire" was a major crossover hit, reaching No. 1 on the country charts and entering the Top 20 on the pop charts. The song was written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore.The song describes the personal hell Carter went through as she wrestled with her forbidden love for Cash (they were both married to other people at the time) and as she dealt with Cash's personal "ring of fire" (drug dependency and alcoholism.)Cash sometimes spoke of his erratic, drug-induced behavior with some degree of bemused detachment. In his 1997 autobiography, he told of how his truck caught fire and managed to cause a forest fire that burnt down half of a national forest. When the judge asked Cash why he did it, Cash said in his then-flippant style, "I didn't do it, my truck did, and it's dead.". { wikipedia}

While in the air force Cash was inspired by the movie "inside the walls of Folsom Prison" to write an early draft of "folsom Prison
Blues".Cash felt great compassion for prisoners. As he wrote in his 1997 autobiography, he began performing concerts at

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