Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1932/02/26 John R Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas, the fourth of seven children to Ray Cash and Carrie Cloveree (nee Rivers). Born Kingsland Arkansas
1935/03/00 The Cash family moves to Farm House No 266. Home Farm No 266 - Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Dyess
1950/07/07 J R Cash enlist in the Air Force. He will attend basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and technical training at Brooks Air Force Base, both in San Antonio, Texas. Home Brooks Air Force Base - Hangar 9 San Antonio
1954/08/07 Vivian Liberto marries John R Cash in St Ann Catholic Church just off Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio. The bride's uncle, Father Vincent Liberto, officiates at the ceremony. Groom St Ann's Catholic Church, San Antonio Boston
1955/07/30 Johnny Cash records "Folsom Prison Blues" at Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee. Performer Folsom Prison Blues Sun Record Company, Memphis Recording Service Memphis, TN
1956/00/00 "I wrote the song backstage one night in 1956 in Gladewater, Texas. I was newly married at the time, and I suppose I was laying out my pledge of devotion." - Johnny Cash Songwriter I Walk The Line Gregg County
1956/04/02 Johnny Cash records "I Walk the Line" at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. "People ask me why I always hum whenever I sing this song. It's to get my pitch." - JC Songwriter, Performer I Walk The Line Sun Record Company, Memphis Recording Service Memphis, TN
1956/05/01 Performed by Johnny Cash, "I Walk The Line" is released by Sun records. Performer I Walk The Line
1956/07/07 JC performs I Walk the Line, Get Rhythm and So Doggone Lonesome at his Opry debut. Manager Jim Denny "looked at my black clothes and long hair ... and said, What makes you think you belong on the Grand Ole Opry? Well, I've got a record in the Top 10. - JC Performer I Walk The Line Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
1956/07/07 Johnny Cash and June Carter first meet backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Cash saying, "I've always wanted to meet you," and Carter replying with, "I feel like I know you already." Cash was married to Vivian Liberto and June was married to Carl Smith. Groom Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN Marriage of June Carter and Johnny Cash
1956/12/04 After a chance meeting, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash have an impromptu jam session at Sun Studio. Sam Phillips records the Million Dollar Quartet. Singer Folsom Prison Blues Sun Record Company, Memphis Recording Service Memphis, TN
1965/00/00 After a concert in the Animal Husbandry building at Mississippi State, Johnny Cash heads to a fraternity house, parties in the Longmeadow subdivision and gets a ride to his room at the University Motel. June Carter is staying in another room. Suspect Starkville Mississippi
1965/00/00 Rarely spending time with his family in California, Johnny Cash is deep in amphetamine addiction. Health
1965/05/11 Johnny Cash leaves his motel for cigarettes. Caught picking flowers from the Copeland's garden, cash is arrested and charged with public drunkenness. - Walk the Cash trail with stops at the Copeland property, the jail cell and Room 22 at the motel. Suspect Johnny Cash at San Quentin Starkville Mississippi
1968/00/00 Johnny Cash probably kicks his drug habit to marry June Carter. Definitely clean when his son, John Carter Cash, was born in 1970, and Johnny Cash alternated between addiction and sobriety the rest of his life. Health Marriage of June Carter and Johnny Cash
1968/00/00 "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" album is released Performer Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
1968/03/01 June Carter marries Johnny Cash at the First Methodist Church in 107 N College St, Franklin, KY. Merle Kilgore was the best man. Carter wore a light blue dress with matching flowers in her hair. Groom Franklin Downtown Commercial District Franklin Marriage of June Carter and Johnny Cash
1968/03/01 June Carter and Johnny Cash's non-alcoholic wedding reception is held at Cash's home near Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tenn. Johnny Cash bought the home in 1968 just before the wedding, it was destroyed in a 2007 fire. Groom Hendersonville Tennessee Marriage of June Carter and Johnny Cash
1969/02/24 "Johnny Cash at San Quentin" album is recorded live at San Quentin State Prison. Performer Johnny Cash at San Quentin San Quentin State Prison, CA San Rafael, CA
1969/02/26 With Carl Perkins playing lead guitar, Johnny Cash records "A Boy Named Sue" live at San Quentin prison. Singer Johnny Cash at San Quentin San Quentin State Prison, CA San Rafael, CA
1997/00/00 In New York City, Johnny Cash is diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease ShyDrager syndrome, a form of multiple system atrophy. Health
2002/00/00 "American IV: The Man Comes Around" album is released Performer American IV: The Man Comes Around
2003/09/12 John R Cash dies of complications from diabetes at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was buried next to June Cash in Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Tennessee. Died

5 Creative Works by Johnny Cash »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Folsom Prison Blues Performer Song 1955/07/30
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
I Walk The Line Performer Song 1956/05/01
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Performer Album 1968/00/00
  • 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
Johnny Cash at San Quentin Performer Album 1969/02/24
  • 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
American IV: The Man Comes Around Performer Album 2002/00/00
  • 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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