Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, May 6th, 2016 comes from Johnny Cash!
On August 2nd, 1969, "A Boy Named Sue", recorded live at San Quentin prison, entered Billboard's Top 40 and broke out to #2, spending three weeks in second place, eleven weeks in the chart, was certified a Gold Record and topped the Country chart for five weeks and the Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks.
Johnny Cash, born on February 26th, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas and was best known as a country singer/songwriter/guitarist. He worked with June Carter starting in 1961 and married her in 1968. Johnny hosted his own ABC-TV variety series from 1969-1971.
Johnny Cash, also known as "The Man In Black", placed fifteen songs in the Top 40 between 1956 and 1976, including one Gold Record.
Johnny Cash died from complications of diabetes on September 12th, 2003, less than four months after his wife passed away.