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Johnny Cash passed away 15 years ago today on Sept. 12, 2003. He was / is a true American icon. RIP Johnny. Your influence has inspired so many. Thank You. Yes we are a Rock and Roll page, but if you don’t think Johnny should be mentioned here…. Read It Here!

12th Sept 2003, Johnny Cash died of respiratory failure aged 71. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, known as "The Man in Black." He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." Had the 1969 US No.2 && UK No.4 single 'A Boy Named Sue', plus 11 other US […]

5th July 2003, Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing “Ring of Fire”, Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me […]

It may not be the greatest Rock and Roll song of all time, but it’s up there. On March 31, 1958, Chuck Berry released the classic “Johnny B. Goode”. We would have to think that anybody who ever learned how to play a guitar since then, has learned the opening riff. “Johnny B. Goode” is […]

The Allman Brothers Band started out as the opening band for Johnny Winter and Elvin Bishop for 3 nights, March, 11, 12 & 13, 1971 at the Fillmore East in new York City. Although Winter was billed as the headliner, by the third night, the 13th, the ABB were closing the show. On the 12th […]

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“The Man In Black,” Johnny Cash would have turned 86 years old today. Johnny is a true American treasure. You’d be surprised at how many people have Johnny’s music on their Rock and Roll playlist. Do you? Happy Birthday Johnny. You are missed by so many. Read It Here!

26th February 1932, Born on this day, Johnny Cash US country singer, songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is remembered as a country icon, his songs spanned other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash […]

If Johnny Winter was still with us, he would be celebrating his 74th birthday today. We are all familiar with Johnny’s music. We all know that he produced three Grammy Award-winning albums by Muddy Waters— Hard Again (1977), I’m Ready (1978), and Muddy “Mississippi” Waters – Live (1979). We also all know that several of […]

19th February 2004, Johnny Cash’s family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song ‘Ring of Fire’ to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. Cash’s daughter Rosanne said the family “would never allow the song […]


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