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.