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Thread #90789   Message #1725280
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
23-Apr-06 - 10:34 AM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Can anyone tell me tho', why is he in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Yes. He was one of the original Rock-a-billy artists and thus one of the pioneers of Rock and Roll.

Hall of fame induction.


If there are large Johnny Cash displays in book and record stores it is because people want to buy his stuff. Either that or the stores owners want to go out of business. Its really that simple. If peopople want to buy his stuff now, after 50 years in the business, he probably deserves to be considered an "icon" as much as anyone else does.