Johnny Cash: The Story Behind The Man In Black

Johnny Cash was known as the "Man in Black" despite a decades-long career and multitude of platinum and gold albums. Cash reached the peaks of success, topped charts, became a household name and left a lasting legacy for future generations to learn from. Yet his life was full of pain and strife, from struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, to a failing early marriage, to a tragic childhood. These were the themes that ultimately inspired Cash to create music that he felt reflected the poor, down-trodden and sad.

In his final years, Cash made peace with his personal demons. He and his wife June, with whom he spent many years playing, writing and recording music, lived a music-filled life together. Learn more about Cash's complex life and career, and even learn how to play a song or two.

Written by Curiosity Staff February 25, 2015

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