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Johnny Cash In The U.S. Air Force

Johnny Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force 69 years ago this month. “[It] taught me the things every military service imparts to its enlisted men,” Cash later said, “plus one skill that’s pretty unusual: if you ever need to know what one Russian is signaling to another in…

When Johnny Cash Met June Carter

On this day in 1956, backstage during his first performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash and June Carter met for the first time.

“I can’t remember anything else we talked about,” June later wrote of their encounter, “except his eyes.”


"I Walk the Line" b/w "Get Rhythm" by Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two is released, reportedly a 2 million seller, hits #1 C&W and top 20 pop. Cash signs his first management deal with Bob Neal, Presley's manager prior to Col. Tom Parker.

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