Johnny Cash Died

Today Johnny Cash died at home in Nashville Tennessee. He was 71 years old. Johnny Cash had just been released from Baptist Hospital, where he had been treated for an unspecified stomach ailment for two weeks. Cash was admitted to the hospital August 25. It forced him to miss the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, where his video, "Hurt," a song about drug addiction written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, won for best cinematography. Johnny Cash, whose hits include "I Walk the Line" and "A Boy Named Sue," suffered from autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia. He's been in the hospital several times in recent years. Like Elvis Johnny Cash started on Sam Philips' SUN label. Elvis fans know him from the Million Dollar Quartet recorded in the SUN studio. Live Elvis performed only fragments of songs written by Johnny Cash like "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk The Line". These were released on import releases only.
Updated: Sep 12, 2003 
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Robert Nelson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2003report abuse
I was fortunate to see Johnny and June Carter perform on stage during the Fall of 1985 in London, Ontario, Canada. Tickets were available special priced at only $5.00 Canadian dollars. The concert was scheduled months before however, it was explained at the time Johnny's medical condition prevented him from touring. Johnny would not be laid off for long. Returning to my remembrances of this special evening; The band was absolutely fantastic. I am not a big Johnny Cash fan, but I was converted during this evening. Johnny left the stage part way through and June took the stage sitting in a comfortable rocking chair and offering her version of the Johnny Cash story. We all felt humble and warm listening to her humor and funny anecdotes. Johnny soon took his place centre stage and his voice filled the room once again. I also recall a home video feature was playing in the background during that well known song which featured the explanation about his response to the policeman's enquiry about what year his automobile was, .....1958/59/60/61/62/63/64 et al (One Piece At A Time) Thanks Johnny for those warm memories and when you meet up with the Class of '55 please offer our best wishes.
Crawfish (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2003report abuse
RIP Johnny. You will be missed here on earth but what a welcome there will be in Heaven!! Thanks for the great songs - you, like Elvis, were one of a kind!
TCB fan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2003report abuse
You're music will never die! You can now be a part of the legendary jam session in Heaven. It will be a wonderfull reunion of the Million Dollar Quartet. Enjoy It!!
hillbillycat (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2003report abuse
CapiTrueno, you seem almost excited at the thought of the million dollar quartet reunion if you're waiting on Jerry Lee you got a long wait son.THE KILLER ROCKS ON. Johnny was a true original as were his counterparts that wonderfull day in 1956, Elvis, Carl and now Johnny have sadly passed on, Jerry lee is still rockin,don't wait till he's dead before you start appreciating him. Think about it.
hillbillycat (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2003report abuse
message for roustabout. what a plonker. rest in peace Johnny
oliverfosker (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2003report abuse
A very sad loss to the music industry. Rest in peace Johnny.
roustabout (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2003report abuse
Sad that the talented singer-songwriter died. BUT Cash was very disrespectful of Elvis (ever see Cash's 1950's "impersonation" of Elvis?) and Elvis himself was angry with Cash for the way he dissed Elvis' version of "Blue Suede Shoes".
andy0862 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
A sad loss of a very unique and talented performer.
loftmanuk (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
Thank you for the music man. It was one heck of a ride. Rest easy.
jeremytcb (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
Epitomized cool and had a lot of great songs... they don't make 'em like that anymore... goodbye Johnny.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
Oh, that's very sad news; I loved his voice and listen to his CD's often. Another legend and great performer is gone. I bought his last CD just about three weeks ago.
Coronel Parker (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
Rest in peace Johnny. You will be missed.
Stacey75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
I am very young, but to me Johnny Cash was cool, just like Elvis. I wish I got to know Johnny Cash more. But I will listening to his timeless music.
James69 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
I just started to really get to know him through his music. Will be missed greatly.
Patrick68 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
I knew this was coming, but it is still a shock. I will really appreciate the 100 unreleased song box set even more when it comes out in November. RIP Mister Cash. You deserve it.
CapiTrueno (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
RIP, dear Johnny. Only one Million Dollar member to go :(
Tomek (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
Rest in peace Johnny, you will always be my "2nd to Elvis".
tangerinebull (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
God bless you Johnny Cash, thanks for the songs RIP.
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
This is so sad! Along with Elvis, Johnny Cash was my all time favourite. I and many more will miss him. God bless, Johnny.
Cro@kie (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
PDFMA (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
Rest in Peace and may God Bless You Johnny, as he blessed us, by giving us you and the great music that you gave us. Our condolences from all of us to your family.
patrick71 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2003report abuse
Rest in peace Johnny You will be missed.

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