'The Last Gunfighter Ballad,' released 40 years ago this month, was something of a family affair for Johnny Cash, featuring not only his wife June Carter Cash on “Far Side Banks of Jordan,” but his brother Tommy on “Ballad of Barbara.”
DID YOU KNOW? Johnny Cash has the rare honor of having a species of tarantula being named after him. Aphonopelma johnnycashi was discovered in 2015 outside of Folsom Prison in California, and males are predominantly black.
Did you know? In his more than 30 years on the Columbia label, Johnny Cash recorded three full albums of Christmas music. ‘The Classic Christmas Album’ features the best of those records. Get your copy here: smarturl.it/jc_tcca_amazon?IQid=jc2
Johnny Cash’s 1977 Christmas special--the second of 10 annual specials he’d record for CBS--featured an all-star rendition of “Silent Night” which included June Carter Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and more!
Johnny Cash's 'The Classic Christmas Album' features "The Little Drummer Boy," "Silent Night," and other festive favorites. Get it today, just in time for the holiday season: smarturl.it/jc_tcca_amazon?IQid=jc1
Johnny Cash brought his traveling show to the Big Apple on this day in 1969! ‘Live At Madison Square Garden,’ released in 2002, features guest appearances from The Carter Family, The Statler Brothers and Carl Perkins in addition to favorites from The Man in Black. Hear it here!
First recorded by Johnny Cash in 1963, “(There’ll Be) Peace in the Valley (for Me)” is one of 14 Christmas favorites on ‘Christmas: There’ll Be Peace in the Valley,’ a new vinyl collection from The Man in Black: smarturl.it/jc_xmas?IQid=1
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash recorded an informal session at Sun Studios in Memphis on this date 60 years ago. This once-in-a-lifetime meetup was dubbed the “Million Dollar Quartet.” Hear what they recorded here: