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Cash’s first Billboard hit was recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. It stayed on the charts for 43 weeks and sold 2 million copies. This episode reveals Johnny’s early struggles to find his voice.
One of the biggest hits of Cash’s career stayed at #1 for 7 weeks. It was written by his future wife June Carter and first recorded by her sister Anita. Discover how a dream Cash had revealed a way for him to turn this love song into a monster hit.
Written by Broadway Legend Jerry Lieber, "Jackson" tells the story of a married couple trying to reignite their passion. The hit worked for Johnny and June. They were married one year after recording the song.
Johnny Cash wasn’t sure about this quirky tune so he tested it on a "captive audience" during his concert at San Quentin prison. The inmates loved it so much the song was included on the live album.
The original hangover anthem was written and recorded by Kris Kristofferson in 1969. Kris reveals why Cash wanted to cover this song that was already a hit and how Johnny came to perform it during an episode of "Columbo".
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