Legacy Podcast: Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Part 401/13/09
It was 41 years ago today. Enjoy the final installment, and look for a new series on Cash’s San Quentin concert to start in late February.
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Johnny Cash’s groundbreaking TV variety show aired on ABC-TV between 1969-1971. The program featured Cash performing with an eclectic mix of artists, including a few appearing on national TV for the first time. In the first episode, Kris Kristofferson, Marty Stuart and Bill Walker (the show’s musical director) discuss what made the show great, between excerpts of Johnny Cash’s own highlights from the program.
Host Rodney Crowell sets the stage for the historic Johnny Cash concerts performed at Folsom Prison, June 13, 1968. Folsom inmate Miller Deadman and Corrections Officer Jim Brown, who were in the cafeteria that day tell the history of the institution, daily life of the prisoners and what it meant to them when The Man in Black came calling.