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Also Known As: Died: September 12, 2003
Born: February 26, 1932 Cause of Death: complications from diabetes
Birth Place: Kingsland, Arkansas, USA Profession: Music ...
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Raised in Dyess, Arkansas
1950:
Joined the Air Force for a four-year stint; stationed in Germany
1954:
Teamed with two friends to form a small gospel band
1955:
Signed with producer Sam Phillips at Sun records as as Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two; released "Cry Cry Cry" as their debut single
1956:
Released a second single, "Folsom Prison Blues," and shortly after its follow-up, the dual country and pop hit "I Walk the Line"
1957:
Released debut album <i>Johnny Cash with His Hot & Blue Guitar</i>
1957:
Made his Grand Ole Opry debut, appearing all in black, earning him the nickname "The Man in Black"
1958:
Signed with Columbia Records, and released the moderate pop/top hit <i>Don't Take Your Guns to Town</i>
1961:
Started working with June Carter of the legendary Carter Family
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Began taking amphetamines, which was reflected by a declining number of hit singles and albums
1963:
Returned to the top of the charts with "Ring of Fire" co-wrote by future wife June Carter
1965:
Arrested at the El Paso international airport in possession of stimulants and tranquilizers
1967:
After being found near death in a small Georgia town, Cash decided to reform and with the help of June Carter cleaned up his act
1968:
Achieved crossover success with the live album <i>At Folsom Prison</i>, which was recorded before an audience of prisoners
1969:
Hosted a smash variety program for television, "The Johnny Cash Show"
1970:
Appeared in first feature film "A Gunfight," with Kirk Douglas
1973:
Produced, cowrote, and narrated documentary film "The Gospel Road"
1975:
Wrote autobiography <i>Man in Black</i>
1980:
Became the youngest inducted into the Country Music Association Hall of Fame
1985:
Joined Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson to tour and record as the Highwaymen
1986:
Reunited with old Sun alumni Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison for Class of '55, contributing "I Will Rock and Roll With You"
1986:
Appeared in the television movie "Stagecoach," with the other Highwaymen, and Davey Crockett
1987:
Signed with Mercury Records and released <i>Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town</i>
1992:
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1993:
Contributed a vocal performance to "Zooropa," by rock superstars U2
1993:
Signed a contract with American Records, and released the album <i>American Recordings</i>, a stark, acoustic collection of songs
1996:
Recorded an album with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which featured several Cash originals
2003:
Garnered considerable acclaim and media attention for the Mark Romanek-directed video for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' <i>Hurt</i>; earned a nomination for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards
2006:
<i>American V: A Hundred Highways</i> a posthumous album was released by longtime producer and friend Rick Rubin

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