Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies at 71
'Man in Black's' Career Spanned Six Decades, 11 Grammies
Sept. 13, 2003 -- Johnny Cash, country music's "Man in Black," died Friday of complications from diabetes. He was 71. Cash, whose hits include "I Walk the Line," and "Ring of Fire," earned 11 Grammys in his six-decade career and was inducted into the Country Music, the Rock and Roll and the Songwriters halls of fame. Cash's death comes four months after the death of his wife, June Carter Cash.
Johnny Cash on NPR:
November 2002: Hear Edwards' extended interview with Johnny Cash.
Sept. 13, 2003: NPR's Alice Winkler profiles the Cash standard 'I Walk the Line' for the NPR 100 list of greatest American musical works of the 20th century. (The story originally aired in December 2000.)
Sept. 12, 2003: NPR's Melissa Block talks with W.S. Holland, Cash's longtime drummer, about the prison concerts Cash often performed.
Sept. 12, 2003: NPR's Bob Edwards offers a remembrance.
Aug. 1, 2003: Johnny Cash on 'Fresh Air'
May 16, 2003: Singer June Carter Cash, wife of Johnny Cash, dies at 73.
June 2, 2003: Rare 1960s recordings of Johnny Cash live
July 31, 2003: Recording industry legend Sam Phillips dies.
Oct. 30, 2002: David Greenberger reviews 'Kindred Spirits' and 'Dressed In Black,' two CDs that pay tribute to Johnny Cash.
Nov. 6, 2002: Johnny Cash: The Man in Black's Musical Journey Continues, on 'Morning Edition'
Johnny Cash's official Web site
See Cash's 'Hurt' video at the Lost Highway Records Web site
Cash at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Cash's Country Music Award nominations and wins
Cash at the Kennedy Center Honors
Cash at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame