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Johnny Cash

1932 - 2003

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John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American country singer-songwriter. Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname the "Man in Black".Born to poor cotton farmers in Kingsland, Arkansas, Cash rose to fame during the mid-1950s in the burgeoning rockabilly scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after four years in the Air Force. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Cash has received more than 33,352,797 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 106 in 2019). Johnny Cash is the 25th most popular singer (down from 8th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from United States (down from 83rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Singer.

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

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Among singers, Johnny Cash ranks 25 out of 3,528Before him are Adriano Celentano, Enrico Caruso, Farinelli, Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, and Tupac Shakur. After him are Agnetha Fältskog, Serge Gainsbourg, Umm Kulthum, Cesária Évora, Brian Johnson, and Whitney Houston.

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Among people born in 1932, Johnny Cash ranks 10Before him are Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Omar Sharif, Andrei Tarkovsky, François Truffaut, and Miloš Forman. After him are John Williams, Cesare Maldini, Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Roh Tae-woo, and Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary. Among people deceased in 2003, Johnny Cash ranks 5Before him are Charles Bronson, Katharine Hepburn, Idi Amin, and Leni Riefenstahl. After him are Gregory Peck, Robert K. Merton, Alija Izetbegović, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, Maurice Gibb, and Nina Simone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Cash ranks 155 out of 18,182Before him are Will Smith (1968), Johnny Depp (1963), Paul Newman (1925), Josephine Baker (1906), Humphrey Bogart (1899), and Dale Carnegie (1888). After him are Robert Redford (1936), John B. Watson (1878), Tom Hanks (1956), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Steinbeck (1902), and Samuel L. Jackson (1948).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Johnny Cash ranks 12Before him are Tina Turner (1939), Frank Sinatra (1915), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), and Tupac Shakur (1971). After him are Whitney Houston (1963), Barry White (1944), James Brown (1933), Patti Smith (1946), Joe Dassin (1938), and Nina Simone (1933).

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