Jan 13: Johnny Cash recorded “At Folsom Prison” in 1968

   “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” Johnny Cash recorded “At Folsom Prison” January 13 in 1968 “Folsom Prison looms large in Johnny Cash’s legacy, providing the setting for perhaps his definitive song and the location for his definitive album, At Folsom Prison. The ideal blend of mythmaking and gritty reality, At Folsom Prison is the moment when Cash turned into the …

Jan 05: The late Sam Phillips was born in 1923

Sam Phillips was not just one of the most important producers in rock history. There’s a good argument to be made that he was also one of the most important figures in 20th century American culture. ~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)  If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything. ~Sam Phillips Great Sam Phillips documentary in two parts(Host: Billy Bob …

December 22: The great Joe Strummer passed away in 2002

 “We aren’t particularly talented. We try harder!”―Joe Strummer    “Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed” ― Joe Strummer

December 15: Johnny Cash released the single Folsom Prison Blues in 1955

Folsom Prison Blues is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Johnny Cash. The song combines elements from two popular folk genres, the train song and the prison song, both of which Cash would continue to use for the rest of his career. It became one of Cash’s signature songs. It was the eleventh track on his debut album …

Dec 5: Johnny Cash played MSG, New York in 1969

Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden is an album by Johnny Cash that was recorded in December 1969 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but which was not released until 2002 (making it his 86th album overall). The album was recorded just 4 months after Cash’s seminal At San Quentin was released, which is probably why it was not released soon after its recording. As with …

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