Johnny Cash

1932 - 2003

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John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter. Most of Cash's music contains themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially songs from the later stages of his career. He was known for his deep, calm, bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his backing band, the Tennessee Three, that was characterized by its train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, and his free prison concerts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Cash has received more than 39,099,643 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 107 in 2019). Johnny Cash is the 31st most popular singer (down from 25th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from United States (down from 155th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Singer.

Johnny Cash is most famous for his music and his voice.

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Among singers, Johnny Cash ranks 31 out of 4,381Before him are Umm Kulthum, Brian Johnson, Farinelli, Serge Gainsbourg, Cesária Évora, and Whitney Houston. After him are Celine Dion, Mireille Mathieu, Nana Mouskouri, Nico, Barry White, and Albano Carrisi.

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Among people born in 1932, Johnny Cash ranks 9Before him are Debbie Reynolds, Andrei Tarkovsky, Elizabeth Taylor, Omar Sharif, François Truffaut, and Miloš Forman. After him are John Williams, Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Cesare Maldini, Luc Montagnier, and Miriam Makeba. Among people deceased in 2003, Johnny Cash ranks 10Before him are Charles Bronson, Heydar Aliyev, Idi Amin, Robert K. Merton, Alija Izetbegović, and Gregory Peck. After him are Barry White, Maurice Gibb, Ilya Prigogine, Nina Simone, Soong Mei-ling, and Edward Said.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Cash ranks 203 out of 20,380Before him are Jon Voight (1938), Ben Affleck (1972), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Whitney Houston (1963), Herman Melville (1819), and Buster Keaton (1895). After him are Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Steve McQueen (1930), Thomas Kuhn (1922), John B. Watson (1878), John Williams (1932), and Carl Sagan (1934).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Johnny Cash ranks 13Before him are Frank Sinatra (1915), Jim Morrison (1943), Joan Baez (1941), Tupac Shakur (1971), Patti Smith (1946), and Whitney Houston (1963). After him are Barry White (1944), Barbra Streisand (1942), James Brown (1933), 50 Cent (1975), Joe Dassin (1938), and Lisa Marie Presley (1968).