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Today in Rock – January 13th

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Yesterday I challenged the rock category by including The Bee Gees. Today it’s a man who was known as a giant in County Music in more ways than one. The man in black. Johnny Cash. He may not be a rock artist, but Johnny rocked in many ways. He took chances. He told the truth. He lived hard and wasn’t afraid to share the pain. A true artist no matter the genre.

45 years ago, on this date in 1968, Johnny Cash played Folsom Prison. Something that was never done. Did this big man fear for his life? You bet he did.

Not only did Cash manage to perform, but he made history with this performance and the ones that followed.

One of the greatest live albums in the history of music came from these shows. This is music you can feel people.

Whether you like Johnny Cash or you don’t, you cannot deny the impact of his music.

Brilliant stuff folks. Just brilliant.

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison


About Stevie GB

60 year old stand up comedian from Long Island. My approach to comedy is telling the truth about being married, middle aged and living in the suburbs. I enjoy making people laugh without making them feel uncomfortable. My act is clean and clever. Featured in Newsday and on News12. Winner of the Huntington Arts Council Laff-off, 2006. 3rd place winner of LI Press Best of LI 2011, A regular on The Long Island Comedy Festival for 9 consecutive years. Opened for Dennis Miller, Louie Anderson, Kevin Pollak, Bobby Collins, Bob Nelson, Uncle Floyd, Kevin Meaney, and many more.

2 responses to “Today in Rock – January 13th

  1. Gerard ⋅

    I fully agree, a great artist. It’s this one together with the San Quentin live one which are legendary… there he plays a song about picking a dandeline and getting busted at Starkville City Jail for that. Hilarity all around…

  2. Rock n roll is not so much a genre as much as it is a lifetyle and attitude. Johnny Cash’s personality and attitude personify what rock n roll means

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