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#707956 09/12/03 10:58 AM
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Friends tell me Johnny had never recovered from his wife (June Carter) dying back in May, I think it was. I didn't know him well, but have had many contacts with them both over the years, and we had mutual friends. He loved his wife more than life itself, and when she died, he simply fell apart. She was one of the most "real" people you would ever meet - and so was he. I never really cared for his music, but I admired the heck out of his showmanship, and who he was as a man. He will be missed. But he is with his June.

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I love old country music and Johnny Cash too.


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This comes as a shock to me. I had no idea he died - crap. He was quite a radical musically speaking. I was really sad to hear about Warren Zevon dying last week (whose music is wonderful and totally colorful and unique), but at least I knew he had been very very ill.

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I agree with Larry. When I saw the TV footage of June Carter's funeral last May I remarked to my wife that I didn't think Johnny would be around much longer either. It was the just the way he looked. It was no surprise therefore this morning to learn that he too had passed on. He'll surely missed by me as I have always had soft spot for Johnny. In fact one of the first albums I ever got was a double record (long ago deleted and only on mono) entitled "Johnny Cash Sings Ballads of the True West". Any one else remember that one?


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I'm a fan of Johnny Cash. Some of his recent CDs were excellent. I loved "Ring of Fire", "I Walk the Line", and a bunch of others which I can't remember off hand.


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My earliest musical memory is "Run Softly Blue River" playing on an old Webcor phonograph. "The Fabulous Johnny Cash" was the album, and if it wasn't his first, it was close. I still know all the words to "I Still Miss Someone" and "The Troubador", and as a kid they were the first songs I learned to play on the guitar.

He will be missed.


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When I was growing up, my Dad owned one record - a Johnny Cash album ("Johnny Cash Live," maybe?) My brothers and I had memorized, and always sang along, to all the names of the trucking lines in "There Ain't No Easy Run," and his line "...and the beer I had for breakfast, wasn't bad, so I had one more, for dessert" from "Sunday Morning Coming Down" always reminded me of my grandfather. Can't say I really followed his music closely since then, but I always enjoyed it when I heard it. Very sad, but as they say, he's not in pain anymore, and he's together with his wife again.

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Let us also remember another great soul taken from us... John Ritter... R.I.P. frown frown frown


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Son of Tex Ritter, you know - a man Johnny Cash knew well. (Tex. I don't know if Johnny Cash knew John or not.....)

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Did'nt Johnny Cash have a great hit in the R&R chartin the late 50's entitled,"The Ballad if the Teenage Queen?"

There's a story going round, of the prettiest girl in town,
Golden hair and eyes of blue, How those eyes could flash at you,
All the world was at her door but she loved the boy next door, who worked at the candy store.
Deram on, dream on teenage queen, Prettiest girl you've ever seen.

Any of you remember it?

If I had Johnny's Cash and Charlies Pride I would'nt have a Buck Owen. ha
RIP old friend.


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I've come full circle with Johnny. As a high schooler, I had this livid hatred for him based on my general contempt for country music and a perception (probably without any foundation) that he somehow represented the bigoted South. Over the years, I've come to appreciate country music, and particularly, Johnny. A lot of the songs that I used to mock now can bring tears to my eyes. It's also incredible to hear his influenece in so many singer/songwriters - Lucinda Williams pops into my mind. There will never be a another Johnny, and his passing makes me very sad.

Saw a cute cartoon in the paper this am. A couple of angels in the clouds pointing to a black clad one, saying, "Whose the angel in black?"

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I had this livid hatred for him based on my general contempt for country music and a perception (probably without any foundation) that he somehow represented the bigoted South. Over the years, I've come to appreciate country music, and particularly, Johnny. A lot of the songs that I used to mock now can bring tears to my eyes.

Without which foundation - that Johnny represented it, or that the South is bigoted? Are you saying you've learned better, or are you saying the South is a bunch of bigots? This Southern guy would like to know. I notice you're from Maine. Any bigots up there?

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I'm talking about the lynch mobs, KKK, the Montgomery, Alabama debacle, desegration resistance, George Wallace standing on the school steps, etc. - mainly old stuff. Bigotry in Maine? Heck no, it's a Utopia here (or at least was until Super Walmart moved in). wink

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For the record, the KKK is hardly unique to the south. While in high school, I was actually stopped, while driving along a rural road, by a group of about a dozen fully robed and hooded Klansmen, in Pennsylvania. They were passing out hate literature and membership information. I offered them a few creative suggestions regarding where they could put their papers, and drove off fast as I could.

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Bruce Springsteen opened his Washington DC show last night with an acoustic version of "I Walk the Line". Very touching, and quite awesome.


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