Mudcat Café message #1017815 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62870   Message #1017815
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
12-Sep-03 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Johnny Cash passes (1932-2003)
Subject: RE: Obit: Johnny Cash passes
I was first made aware of Johnny Cash when he appeared on one of Jack Good's U.K.tv rock shows in the late 50s. He sang " I've got Stripes", a song that was also part of Leadbelly's repetoire. I loved Johnny's Sun period and his early Columbia stuff. So many of the Sun's rock/country legends have now gone :- Elvis, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison - and of couse, Sam Phillips. Jerry Lee is the only member of the Million Dollar Quartet still with us - and he looks very fragile these days.