Mudcat Café message #1019044 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62870   Message #1019044
Posted By: GUEST
15-Sep-03 - 01:18 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Johnny Cash passes (1932-2003)
Subject: RE: Obit: Johnny Cash passes
The best tribute I can think of for the man is his influence on a certain budding young guitarist who was definitely not into country music but couldn't resist learning "Folsom Prison Blues." That song, and the "windmill" thing Pete Townsend used to do, was about the extent of his repertoire back then. About the extent of his repertoire now, except the windmill thing has long since fallen by the wayside. Johnny may be gone, and this guitarist may still not be all that into country music, but "Folsom Prison Blues" will never cease to be a part of his repertoire, and, as long as somebody somewhere is learning and playing a Johnny Cash tune, the man will live on forever. Peace.