Birthday for the Man in Black
February 23, 2011
Johnny Cash’s birthday is coming up on February 26. His fans seem to come in all ages and from all walks of life. I asked several Cash fans and acquaintances of mine three questions about him.
1. How long have you been a Johnny Cash fan?
- About 30 years
- Since I was a kid
- Ever since I saw him on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
- 30 some odd years
- Ever since I first heard him; I was about 10
- Ever since I can remember
- About 25 years
2. What do you like most about Johnny Cash? Several people commented on his voice, describing it as deep, low and raspy. In addition they said:
- His songs
- He’s the epitome of cool
- His presence
3. What’s your favorite Johnny Cash song?
- Folsom Prison Blues
- A Boy Named Sue
- Solitary Man (remake of Neil Diamond’s song)
- Hurt (remake of the Nine Inch Nails song)
- I Walk the Line
- Tennessee Flat-top Box
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