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Tune In With Johnny Cash

How well do you know this legendary artist? Come try this challenge and find out how well acquainted you are with his life...
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Quick Fact
Johnny Cash was born on February 26th, 1932. He was born in Kingsland, Arkansas.
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Quick Fact
Johnny Cash's older brother Jack succumbed to his injuries after being injured by an unguarded table saw.
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Interesting Fact
Johnny Cash's signed up for the Air Force in 1950. He served as a Morse code operator, and intercepted Soviet transmissions. He was the first American to receive the telegram about Joseph Stalin's death.
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Interesting Fact
Cash's mother preferred John, but, his father liked the named Ray. Since neither of them didn't wish to compromise, they named him J. R. Cash.
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Interesting Fact
Cash didn't purchase a guitar until he was enlisted in the Air Force and shipped away to Germany. It was only then that he seriously began playing and writing songs.
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Interesting Fact
Cash was a passionate writer and wrote several articles and poems. His piece 'Hey Porter' was even published in the military newspaper.
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Interesting Fact
Cash wrote two autobiographies. The second one was published in 1997, Cash: The Autobiography. He penned them both by hand into a notebook.
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Did You Know?
Johnny Cash wrote a fictional account of 6 years of apostle Paul's life. He considered this novel to be one of his greatest achievements. Publicly, it received moderate reviews.
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Did You Know?
One of Cash's greatest hits was 'Ring of fire', however, he didn't write the song. The song was actually written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. But it wasn't a hit. Cash improvised and added his Mexican style to the song and it became an instant hit.
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Did You Know?
June Carter later revealed that her inspiration for Ring of Fire actually came from Cash. She had penned her feelings for him in that song! Wow!
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Did You Know?
Although people nicknamed Cash as 'Man in Black', he never actually only wore black. The only reason the band preferred black was because it was the only color all of them commonly owned.
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Sad Fact
Initially Cash was misdiagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He breathed his last on September 12th, 2003.

 Priya Johnson

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