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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
22-Apr-06 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
You write a song like I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison, or I Still Miss Someone.

Then you can question whatever status he put together in his life. As far as I can see he was one the greats. He deserves our respect.

As for 'he couldn't sing' - well if singing is just the number of notes you can hit, Johhny wouldn't win your nomination.

But he could interpret a song like Olivier could read Shakespeare.

Anyway I refuse to bandy words with someone whose name is rhymming slang for self molestation.