Icon Focus: Johnny Cash
Walk the line with us as we take a look at an icon who's considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century….None other than the Johnny Cash. Let's think before Bob Dylan and Bono, Cash was un-arguably one of the most unforgettable musicians of our time. Known as the "Man in Black" for his minimal style and his enigma stage presence, join us as we remember and celebrate good ol' Johnny's birthday!
Johnny Cash was born on 26th February 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas. Cash was surrounded in a musical environment whilst growing up, mesmerized by the country and gospel music and his mother's singing and guitar playing this is where his obsession with music started. After Cash's stint in the military, he moved to Memphis to pursue his music career. Years later in 1954, he signed over to Sun Records. Cash was well known for his prison activism, he played a series of prison concerts, most famously his live album recording at Folsom prison. This album is widely regarded was is defining album of the 60's. Johnny's style and stage aura is something he'll be remembered for.