Johnny Cash Trivia



There’s a lot of things that doesn’t go into the biography part of this website. A lot of small trivia, some funny, some sad. I’ve tried to collect some of each.

Johnny Cash is interred at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, next to his wife, June. Several of Johns fellow musicians is also interred here: Maybelle Carter (mother-in-law), Merle Kilgore (Country singer) and at last but not least; Luther Perkins from the Tennesse two, Johnny's guitarst.

Cash was related to other country stars.His brother Tommy Cash, his own daughter Roseanne Cash, his son John Carter Cash, married to June Carter Cash, and the Carter Family was his in-laws.

Only Hank Williams shares Johnny Cash' achievement of being inducted to three hall of fames.

Johnny Cash suffered from a fear of flying and snakes.

The scar on his face was a result of a botched attempt to remove a cyst while he was serving in the air force in Germany.

Johnny Cash made friends with every US President from Nixon up to Bill Clinton. He was least close to Clinton, both because of a personal distrust and his declining health. He was closest to Jimmy Carter who was a very close friend, and a distant relative to his wife. The friendships had nothing to do with politics, and he never endorsed any administration.

Johnny would often make fun of his bandmates in Tennessee Two. Guitarist Luther Perkins was secretly terrified of performing in public, and would often perform with very little excitement. And when Johnny introduced him, he would say things like "he's playing in rigor mortis", or "he has been checked to see if he's still alive". Bass player Marshall Grant used to chew a lot of gum at the shows, and Johnny would introduce him as "playing the chewing gum".

Cash stated in an interview with Larry King that his favourite country singer is Dwight Yoakam.

Coldplay were supposed to record a song titled "Kingdom Come" with Johnny Cash, for their album X&Y, but Cash passed away too soon.

Johnny Cash talked in swedish in between songs at his live performance in Österåker Prison in Sweden.

Supposed to have proposed to June Carter for over 30 times before she finally said yes.

The US Navy's winter service uniform is reffered to by sailors as "Johnny Cashes", as the uniform's shirt, tie and trousers are solid black in colors.

The song "Thirteen" from American Recordings were written by Glenn Danzig. Glenn Danzig is a satanist that regards himself as the son of satan.

Artists he covered:

  1. Kris Kristofferson - Why Me Lord?

  2. Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down

  3. Kris Kristofferson - Help Me

  4. Kris Kristofferson - For The Good Times

  5. Hank Williams - I'm So Lonely I Could Cry

  6. Hank Williams - On The Evening Train

  7. The Louvin Brothers - Kneeling Drunkard's Plea

  8. Tha Louvin Brothers - Mary Of The Wild Moor

  9. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Southern Accents

  10. Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down

  11. Frank Sinatra - Love's Been Good To Me

  12. U2 - One

  13. Don Gibson - A Legend In My Time

  14. Don Gibson - Sea Of Heartbreak

  15. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus

  16. Richard Thompson - Tear Stained Letter

  17. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

  18. Loudon Wainwright III - The Man Who Couldn't Cry

  19. Ewan MacColl - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

  20. Glenn Danzig - Thirteen

  21. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt

  22. Nick Lowe - The Beast On Me

  23. Glenn Danzig - Thirteen

  24. Leonard Cohen - Bird On a Wire

  25. Eddy Arnold - Tennessee Stud

  26. Tom Waits - Down There By The Train

  27. Loudon Wainwraight - The Man Who Couldn't Cry

  28. Beck - Rowboat

  29. Neil Diamond - Solitary Man

  30. Frankie Lane - That Lucky Old Son

  31. Soundgarden - Rusty Cage

  32. Guy Lombardo - The One Rose

  33. Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This

  34. Spain - Spiritual

  35. Roy Clark - I Never Picked Cotton

  36. Jude Johnstown - Unchained

  37. Lucky Starr - I've Been Everywhere

  38. Egbert Williams - Nobody

  39. Will Oldham - I See A Darkness

  40. Nick Cave - The Mercy Seat

  41. Tanya Tucker - Would You Lay With Me (In a Field Of Stone)

  42. Sting - Hung My Head

  43. Roberta Flack - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

  44. The Beatles - In My Life

  45. Frederick Weatherly - Danny Boy

  46. The Eagles - Desperado

  47. Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again

  48. Odetta - God's Gonna Cut You Down

  49. Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind

  50. Bruce Springsteen - Further On (Up The Road)

  51. Hugh Moffatt - Rose Of My Heart

  52. Ian And Sylvia - Four Strong Winds

  53. Claude Ely - Ain't No Grave

  54. Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day

  55. Tom Paxton - Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound

  56. Porter Wagoner - A Satisfied Mind

  57. Hank Snow - I Don't Hurt Anymore

  58. Bob Nolan - Cool Water

  59. Ed McCurdy - Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream

  60. Queen Lili'oukalani - Aloha Oe

Famous quotes:

  1. Hello, I'm Johnny Cash