Johnny Cash dies at 71

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Java, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Java macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    Marin County (where else?)


    Atlanta Journal connection

    He will be missed.
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    The man in black rides off into the sunset...

    Thanks for all the music Johnny. You will be missed.
  3. Java thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    Marin County (where else?)
    a real musician

    Johnny Cash was a real musician. Not a made-for-the-spotlight pop artist.

    I'm wearing black today.:)
  4. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    this guy was the real deal...kinda freaky...but always true...
  5. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    May in you in peace Johnny Cash. My prayers go out to his family and friends. I greatly enjoyed his singing voice and songs. There will not be another like him!
  6. Foxer macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Any artist that was enjoyed by both my grandfather and myself has proven his worth. One of the greats.
  7. SumDumGuy macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2002
    Johnny Cash was a truly talented man. He was just recently named the greatest man in country music on CMT. I no fan country music, but I liked Johnny Cash. He will be missed.

    My name is Sue! How do you do! Now you gonna die!
  8. Moxiemike macrumors 68020


    Jan 1, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Johnny Cash was the truest manifestation of rock 'n' roll. Where the kids of the day, limp bizkit, linkin park, kid rock, et. al. can't get it right, Johnny never failed.

    They *think* they're rockin' but they're so fluffly. Johnny Cash, now there's a star. Humble and true, with more talent than all of n'sync combined, with more passion than any musician in any popular music could imagine.... johnny cash.

    The man wasn't country. He wasn't rock 'n' roll. He was music. He was truth. Honesty. Life.

    It's impossible to say that he was country, rock, folk, anything. Just music. And wonderfully poignant, sometimes sad, often menacing and always insightful music at that. True talent need not be measure in how many notes you can play. True success need not be measures in the records you sell. True success is topping the ethereal, the esoteric. Johnny is the man who did it. All the time. Everytime. So many years and NEVER a bad song.

    The raspy voice never grew tired, even at 71. The youthful abadoned turned into aged wisdom. There's no artist in music today who can even hold a candle to this man. Not dylan, not mcartney, not JT, not the boss. It's all good in some respects but it's still not and will never be Johnny Cash.

    We'll never have another... but we have his legacy. We have his adventurousness. We have his ESSENCE, his life and his breath on every album he's ever recording. On every show caught on tape, on every pluck of that big ol' Gibson Hummingbird.

    We have life on record. On CD. On mp3 even. We've been lucky to have him. We'll never see that talent again, not in music, not in poetry, not in art, not in theatre or film. There will never be another Johnny. No one on this earth will ever embody that much realness and be able to transfer it to a medium everyone can relate to.

    If there's a god, he's wearing black today. And if there's angels, they've set aside their white frocks and wings in exchange for black suits and traded their horns for hammond organs and gibson acoustics, awaiting the man to pass through the gates. After signing tons of autographs first, methinks. :)
  9. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2001
    DeKalb, IL
    The second I saw this news, I almost wanted to cry. I'm normally a metal/electronica kind of guy, but I frickin loved Johnny Cash.

    And in case you haven't seen it yet, you should go see the video for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' song "Hurt."


    Probably one of the best videos I think I've ever seen.

    Take a gander at some of the other videos too. Mark Romanek is an amazing director.

    Goodbye Johnny.

  10. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Oh man, Johnny Cash is dead, that's not even remotely fair, he was a god amongst mortals, a genuine original.

    I grew up listening to him, my dad loved his music, I have "I walk the line", "Boy named Sue", "Folsom Prison Blues" and many others on the iPod. He was the only C&W singer I had any time for.

    This is sad news, he will be sorely missed.
  11. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Of note:

    Hurt by Johnny Cash is today's top song on the iTunes Music Store and his album American IV - The Man Comes Around is the top album.

    Thanks Johnny...
  12. Java thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    Marin County (where else?)
    simply beautiful

    Thank you to everyone who has posted on this thread today.

  13. thegeek187 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2003
    johnny and warren in the same week...not good then john ritter

    well they say things come in 3's
  14. Sayhey macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2003
    San Francisco
    The Man in Black was simply one of the best ever.
  15. gello2424 macrumors member

    May 25, 2003
  16. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    i wonder if there is an award cash didnt win? maybe female latin rap award but who's counting ;)

    Cash will be missed...I liked his folsom prison blues album, especially the 23 minutes to go....catchy
  17. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2003
    In rememberance, I will gladly give anyone here a free copy of some of his shows.

    pm me

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