Cash, born J. R. Cash, (26 February 1932 - 12 September
2003), also known as "The Man in Black,"
was a multiple Grammy Award-winning American country
singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be
one of the most influential American musicians of
the 20th century.
was known for his deep, distinctive voice, his trademark
dark clothing which earned him his nickname, the boom-chick-a-boom
or "freight train" sound of his Tennessee
Three backing band, and his demeanor. He traditionally
started his concerts with the introduction "Hello,
I'm Johnny Cash."
sold over 90 million albums in his nearly fifty-year
career and came to occupy a "commanding position
in music history". (Credit:
Man does not represent Johnny Cash