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Johnny Cash otherwise known as “The Man in Black” due to his trademark look of wearing black. Johnny Cash has a distinctive sound that attracts fans of all ages. He is mostly remembered as a country singer, but he also performed blues, folk, gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly. Fans of Johnny Cash can still vision him starting each performance with this saying, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”.
Johnny Cash’s deep voice is loved and adored by his fans. Some of his favorite and top hit songs include, “I Walk the Line”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Jackson”, “Man in Black”, and “Get Rhythm”. Johnny Cash started drinking and quickly became addicted to amphetamines when his career was soaring in the late fifties. Johnny had that rebel image, and sang about his time at Folsom Prison, yet he never did any prison time. Johnny was arrested twice for carrying prescription pills, but only served one night in jail. Johnny Cash finally quit the addiction with the help from June Carter, (June Cash). The two married in 1968 and remained married until June passed away on May 15, 2003.
Johnny Cash starting performing at prisons in the fifties. He had compassion for the prisoners, and recorded live at the Folsom Prison. While performing at the San Quentin State Prison, fans loved the photo that Johnny did for the newspaper. The photo shows Johnny Cash giving the finger during his performance at the prison. The photographer asked Johnny what he thought of the prison authorities when he played there, and Johnny simply gave the finger. The photographer said, “Johnny, let’s do a shot for the warden”. The famous shot is portrayed on the Johnny Cash T-shirt. You can own a piece of history of exactly what Johnny Cash thought of the warden at the San Quentin State Prison. The Johnny Cash tee shirt has Johnny flipping the bird, and with CASH in red next to the photo. This is a must have t-shirt for Johnny Cash fans.
Everyone, including fans always wanted to know why he wore black. Johnny wrote the song, “Man in Black” to let his fans know. He wore black on behalf of the poor and hungry, the prisoner who paid for his crime, and those who have been betrayed by drugs.
Johnny Cash loved his wife, June and devoted his life to his fans. Johnny passed away just four months after June. May suggested that he was heartbroken. Johnny Cash’s memory can live on through his music, television series, concerts, and movies that he was in. Fans can pay tribute to the “Man in Black” by wearing his iconic Johnny Cash tee shirt. If your parents grew up listening to Cash, then you do, and you pass this tradition down to your kids and grandkids, then you, as a fan know the importance of keeping the man and his music alive. You can do this with the Johnny Cash Flipping the Bird T-Shirt. This shirt has its own story of Johnny Cash that you can share with others.