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, musician, and actor. 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 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 29,248,274 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). Johnny Cash is the 8th most popular singer (up from 16th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from United States (up from 102nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Singer.

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

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Among singers, Johnny Cash ranks 8 out of 3,541Before him are Édith Piaf, Cher, Luciano Pavarotti, Janis Joplin, Maria Callas, and Frank Sinatra. After him are Tina Turner, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Joan Baez, Charles Aznavour, Jim Morrison, and David Bowie.

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Among people born in 1932, Johnny Cash ranks 3Before him are Umberto Eco and Elizabeth Taylor. After him are Debbie Reynolds, Jacques Chirac, Andrei Tarkovsky, Omar Sharif, Miloš Forman, Luc Montagnier, François Truffaut, John Williams, and Cesare Maldini. Among people deceased in 2003, Johnny Cash ranks 1After him are Charles Bronson, Katharine Hepburn, Leni Riefenstahl, Idi Amin, Gregory Peck, Alija Izetbegović, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, Robert K. Merton, Nina Simone, and Edward Teller.

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Among people born in United States, Johnny Cash ranks 83 out of 15,968Before him are Joe Biden (1942), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Patrick Swayze (1952), Frank Sinatra (1915), and Theodore Roosevelt (1858). After him are James Dean (1931), Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Tina Turner (1939), and Rosa Parks (1913).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Johnny Cash ranks 6Before him are Elvis Presley (1935), Cher (1946), Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), and Frank Sinatra (1915). After him are Tina Turner (1939), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), and Barbra Streisand (1942).

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