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Omar De la mora Mr. Blackwell Humanities 1301 21 Nov. 2016 20th -Century Music Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash or Johnny Cash and known as "The Man in Black", was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, widely considered as one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. John was one of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling more than ninety million records worldwide. Although he is mostly remembered as a country music icon, his style of music genre embraced rock and roll, blues, folk, and gospel. This mixture led Johnny Cash to be in the Halls of Fame of multiple inductions within the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music genre. Most of Cash's music were themed of sorrow, moral, tribulation and redemption. As he advanced his career as an artist, Johnny Cash was one of the first country artists to take a stand on issues. During his early life, John grew up in a poor farming community in Arkansas since it was during the time of "The Great Depression". Growing up, gospel music and radio influenced Johnny Cash. Being taught on how to play guitar by his mother and a childhood friend, John started writing and playing songs by the age of twelve. In 1944, he lost his older who died at age 15 from injuries in a freak …show more content…

John was assigned as a Morse Code operator for the 12th Radio Squadron Mobile of the U.S Air Force Security Service in Landsberg, Germany. In 1954 he was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. During his Airforce training, John met his first wife named Vivian Liberto. The couple married on August 7, 1954 a month after Cash’s discharge. The married ended up having four daughters named, Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, and Tara. Within the year of his discharge, Cash moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his then-wife Vivian in

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