Johnny Cash, TV Guide original painting

The original final painting used for TV Guide cover, available at the: Sanguin Fine Art Gallery

Original painting by Bob Peak, 20 x 24 in, mixed media on panel. Purchasing info at the: Sanguin Fine Art Gallery

Johnny Cash info and video clips

Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), born J. R. Cash, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists, among them the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and the synthpop band Depeche Mode.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice; for the “boom-chicka-boom” freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for his demeanor; and for his dark clothing, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black.” He traditionally started his concerts by saying, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”

Much of Cash’s music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. His signature songs include “I Walk the Line”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Ring of Fire”, “Get Rhythm” and “Man in Black”. He also recorded humorous numbers, such as “One Piece at a Time” and “A Boy Named Sue”, a duet with future wife June Carter called “Jackson”, as well as railroad songs including “Hey Porter” and “Rock Island Line”.

Cash, a devout but troubled Christian, has been characterized “as a lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges.”A Biblical scholar, he penned a Christian novel entitled Man In White, and he made a spoken word recording of the entire New King James Version of the New Testament.

Johnny Cash-Walk The Line “Live” video

1963- “Ring of Fire” video

Johnny Cash – San Quentin (Live from Prison)

Johnny Cash “A Boy Named Sue” ORIGINAL

“Hurt” video

Johnny Cash related info:

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14 x 11 in. print of the TV Guide cover painting by artist Bob Peak; together with original copy of TV Guide and a laminated wood plaque of the cover. 3 items

Thanks to number one hits like “A Boy Named Sue,” live performances at Folsom and San Quentin prisons and the popularity of “The Johnny Cash Show,” from 1969-1971, Johnny made the cover of TV Guide three times, helping him to make the transition from musical performer to worldwide mainstream entertainer, accessible with just the touch of the television power switch. Artist Bob Peak (1927-1992), member of the Illustrators Hall of Fame, created classic movie posters for “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot” as well as covers of numerous magazines such as TV Guide and Time (including Paul McCartney on one cover).

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