Wednesday, December 26, 2012

78 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny Cash

I was at an interesting site called flavorwire recently
and saw this post- lots of things I didn't know about
the Man
In Black... 

here are a few to whet your appetite...

1. Johnny Cash started smoking when he was 12 years old.

12. After being arrested for trespassing in Starkville,
ississippi, Cash broke his toe trying to kick out
     the bars of his jail cell.

26. The first time Cash met honky-tonk pioneer Ernest Tubb,
       Tubb advised Cash:
            “Just remember this, son. The higher up
                 the ladder you get, the brighter
                     your ass shines

31. The camper Cash used for his amphetamine binges
      in the desert was named Jesse James. It had its windows
      spray-painted black so Cash could sleep during daylight
          but also because I just liked to
              spray-paint things black

34. Country guitarist Merle Travis taught Cash how
       to sink a Bowie knife at twenty paces.

49. When Cash was 5 years old, his dad shot his dog
       for eating the table scraps meant for the hogs.


63. June Carter finally accepted Cash’s proposal for marriage
      onstage at a hockey arena in Ham
ilton, Ontario.

66. The first episode of The Johnny Cash Show
       featured Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan as guests.

75. During his first two years touring, Cash clocked
      over 100,000 miles of road travel.

76. Cash once stuck a bowie knife into a hotel room’s
      reproduction of the Mona Lisa that didn’t meet
      his standards.

... to see the other 68 things you don't know
about one of America's greatest troubadours,
you'll need to go here!



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