We lost Johnny Cash 13 years ago today on September 12th, 2003. Although his official cause of death was respiratory failure after a long battle with diabetes, maybe he died of a broken heart too. He lost June Carter during heart-valve replacement surgery less than five months earlier in May 2003.
I love this quote from Bob Dylan on the simplicity of his music and words:
“He is what the land and country is all about, the heart and soul of it personified and what it means to be here; and he said it all in plain English…Listen to him, and he will always bring you to your senses.”
What’s his best original? What’s his best cover?
Johnny Cash even proposed to his love, June Carter, at the London Ice House in February 1968!