Johnny Cash Takes A Stand: Looking Back On His Folsom Prison Performance

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd14cBeAfU4 "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash ." Those words were uttered to wild applause in the cafeteria of Folsom Prison, a maximum security facility northeast of Sacramento, Calif. on Jan. 13, 1968. Johnny Cash played a lot of prison concerts during his career, though he never did hard time himself. His daughter Tara Cash Schwoebel says her father's interest in prisons went back to his days serving in the U.S. Air Force in Germany in the early 1950s. That's when he saw the noir crime drama Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison . "I think that's where all of this kind of grew from," Schwoebel says. "He was just moved by the film." Cash wrote the song "Folsom Prison Blues" in 1955; it was his first big hit. But by 1968, he hadn't had...

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Johnny Cash Takes A Stand: Looking Back On His Folsom Prison Performance

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