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Monday, December 13, 2010

Johnny Cash Radio Show

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John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), born J. R. Cash, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

In 1954, Cash moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he sold appliances while studying to be a radio announcer. At night he played with guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant. Perkins and Grant were known as the Tennessee Two.

Here is a rare recording of "The Johnny Cash Radio Show" from around 1954 at a radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. The show aired at 4 P.M. I believe this is the very first episode of his radio show.

The Johnny Cash Radio Show 54-xx-xx (01) First Song - Wide Open Road
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1 comment:

  1. How great to find this, beginning of the Johnny Cash style. Thank you for giving it to the world.

    Johnny Seay

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