Although we lost the legendary Johnny Cash last year, it can confidently be said that he will never be forgotten. Fans will have one more thing to remember him by as the out-of-print documentary called 'JOHNNY CASH! The Man, His World, His Music' is set to become available to own on DVD. The 1969 Bob Elfstron documentary is due to be released on March 8th, 2005.
'JOHNNY CASH! The Man, His World, His Music' features interviews with Cash taken from the late '60s, as well as 21 song performances and behind-the-scenes footage of the singer. Included on the DVD will be duets with his wife, June Carter Cash, and performances with Bob Dylan and Carl Perkins. Dylan and Cash perform a duet of the song 'Blistered', while Perkins is seen singing 'Blue Suede Shoes'.
Cash's reach went far beyond that of country music, and with over 70 albums under his belt, no one can really argue that fact. Known for brining a darker edge to the world of country music, usually performing decked-out all in black and frequently entertaining inmates at legendary shows (like the one at Folsom Prison back in '68), Cash is, was, and will always be, the epitome of cool. Before he passed through the gates of rock'n'roll heaven, Cash connected with a new generation with his touching rendition of the Nine Inch Nails song 'Hurt'.
In other Johnny Cash news, the biopic of his life entitled 'Walk The Line' is slated to hit theatres in Spring 2005. The movie centers around Cash's early career and struggle with drug addiction, and will star Joaquin Phoenix as Cash, and Reese Witherspoon as his wife, June Carter Cash.
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt