Sunday, February 26, 2012

On this day in 1932: Johnny Cash born; my '08 visit to the Cash home

Johnny Cash home, May, 2008
Johnny Cash, the Man in Black, was born in Kingsland, Arkansas on February 26, 1932. Cash died in 2003, but yes, like Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, and John Lennon, he never really left us.

Four years ago I travelled to Dyess, Arkansas, where Cash grew up and visited his home and I enjoyed a tour of the house and the property by the gracious man who owned it then, William Stegall.

Later today, the members of the Cash family in attendance, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the restoration of the home.

Below you will find my Cash posts, including my entry about my visit to Dyess.

Happy 80th, Johnny.

Related posts:

My Mississippi Manifest Destiny: Johnny Cash's boyhood home
Johnny Cash: The Ballad of Ira Hayes
Marathon Pundit at the Cash home
Video: Johnny Cash sings about the Civil War
Johnny Cash: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Johnny Cash on the 1937 Mississippi River Flood: Five Feet High and Rising
Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell: Girl from the North Country
Arlo Guthrie and Johnny Cash: Alice's Restaurant
Johnny Cash and June Carter: Jackson
Johnny Cash: Hurt
Johnny Cash: The Big Light
Johnny Cash - Ballad Of John Henry's Hammer
Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson: Sunday Morning Coming Down
Johnny Cash: Without Love

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Great post! Thx.

Jim Roper said...

Is anyone living in the house
now, or is it like a museum?

John Ruberry said...

No one one now. Stegall must have sold it to the foundation.