John Ray Cash (born February 26, 1932), addressed as Johnny Cash, was a prolific American singer and songwriter. He is an icon who lived from February 26, 1932, until September 12, 2003.
His music, especially later in his career, was filled with sadness, moral difficulty, and salvation themes. He is well known for his deep, soothing bass-baritone voice.
Johnny Cash‘s Tennessee accent had a particular sound to it. He had a backup group consisting of three singers with guitar rhythms.
He and his crew were also well-known for their all-black stage attire, his all-black attire while on stage earned him The Man in Black moniker.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Stage Name:||Johnny Cash|
|Born:||26 February 1932 (age 71 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Kingsland, Arkansas, United States|
|Died:||12 September 2003, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Parents:||Carrie Cloveree, Ray Cash|
|Siblings:||Reba Cash, Jack Cash, Roy Cash, Tommy Cash, Reba Hancock, Margaret Louise Cash, Joanne Cash|
|Wife • Spouse:||June Carter Cash (m. 1968–2003), Vivian Cash (m. 1954–1966)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Billie Jean Jones (1950-1951)|
|Children:||John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Cindy Cash, Kathy Cash, Tara Cash|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||US$60 million|
Early Life & Education
Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, United States. His mother was called Carrie Cloveree, and his father was called Ray Cash.
He was the fourth child in his family. His eldest siblings were Roy Cash, Margaret Louise Cash, Jack Cash, Reba Cash, while Joanne Cash, and Tommy Cash, were his younger siblings.
John Cash‘s ancestors were largely Scottish and English. He traced his Scottish surname back to 11th-century Fife after meeting with Major Michael Duncan David Crichton-Stuart, the then-laird of Falkland.
There are currently no reliable facts about Johnny Cash‘s educational history.
Johnny Cash met his first wife named, Vivian Cash, at the age of 17 in a roller skating rink in San Antonio, Texas, on July 18, 1951, while in Air Force basic training.
He and Vivian Cash courted for three weeks before Johnny Cash was assigned to a three-year military tour in West Germany. Hundreds of love letters were exchanged between the couple throughout that time. Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto got married at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio on August 7, 1954, one month after he was discharged from duty.
Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto gave birth to four girls named Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash, Cindy Cash, and Tara Cash. His family moved to a hilltop home overlooking Casitas Springs, California, in 1961. He and Vivian Cash got divorced in 1966 after Vivian Liberto he accused her of having illicit affairs and got into drugs.
While on tour, Johnny Cash met June Carter Cash, and the two became enamored with each other. He proposed to June Carter Cash at a live concert in London, Ontario, thirteen years after they originally met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.
On March 1, 1968, the couple married in Franklin, Kentucky. John Carter Cash, their only child, was born on March 3, 1970.
He also dated Billie Jean Jones (1950-1951).
In 1954, Johnny Cash and Vivian Cash relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked as an appliance salesman while studying to become a radio announcer. He performed with guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant during the nights.
Afterward, he mustered the courage to visit the Sun Records studio in the hopes of signing a record deal.
Johnny Cash sang gospel songs largely in his audition for Sam Phillips, only to be told by the producer that he no longer recorded gospel music. In a 2002 interview, he denied that Sam Phillips urged him to “go home and sin, then come back with a song I can sell.”
On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley paid a visit to Sam Phillips when Carl Perkins was in the studio working on new songs, accompanied by Jerry Lee Lewis on piano. Johnny Cash also arrived at the studio, and the four of them began an impromptu jam session.
Sam Phillips left the tapes running, and the recordings, which included about half of gospel tunes, were saved. Since then, they’ve been re-released under the moniker Million Dollar Quartet.
Johnny Cash was one of the most successful musicians during his time. The music icon, Johnny Cash had an estimated net worth of US$60 million before his sudden death.
Johnny Cash died at Baptist Hospital after developing respiratory failure due to diabetes problems. He was 71 years old when he passed away.