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Johnny Cash


Johnny Cash cultivated an outlaw image and was in jail overnight a few times, but he never served a prison sentence.
  influential U.S. country music singer and songwriter remembered by fans as "The Man in Black" (1932-2003)
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  • Johnny Cash cultivated an outlaw image and was in jail overnight a few times, but he never served a prison sentence.
  • It was so bad we made up a song about it, which our resident expert banjo player put to the music of the Johnny Cash song "Ring of Fire": I fell into a hundred-foot ravine, We went down, down, down, and busted up my spleen, And it burned, burned, burned-that Ring of Fire… Our dual targets on that next mission were two Afghan villages set into the mountainside, one above the other.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • A book, two movies—one starring Tony Curtis, the other Lee Marvin—and a song by Johnny Cash would all later mythologize Ira’s death.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I could hear Hank, and Merle, and Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash singing about Jackson, her calling him "you long-legged, guitar-picking man."
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’

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  • But here he comes waltzing up in his Johnny Cash look, as if he hadn’t given the evening a second thought.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • They listen to Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash — and they dance, kicking up their boots, twirling their partners, waving their cowboy hats in the air.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Johnny Cash [8] , Bob Dylan [6] , Frank Sinatra [6] , Ray Charles [7]
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