|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1992
Inducted by: Lyle Lovett
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1987 (ranked #10) .
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Johnny Cash has so much Fame that it would't fit into a Hall. Plus, only pointy headed people really will ever fit into a pyramid.
Posted by subhuman on Wednesday, 02.27.08 @ 22:33pm
Rick Rubin should get in for Slayer's Reign In Blood, the best metal album ever, and for his Johnny Cash CDs, which resurrected Cash's career.
Posted by Bruce Helmick on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 12:34pm
It says he was first eligible in 1986? Didn't his first hit come out in something like 1954?
Posted by Quest-Chon-Er on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 13:39pm
Walk the Line was a really good movie.
Posted by Mike on Monday, 10.27.08 @ 13:23pm
I don't understand why the title character in "A Boy Named Sue" couldn't just change his name? (Great song though)
Posted by Ogden on Saturday, 08.22.09 @ 05:01am
Johnny Cash and Eddie Money
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 07:39am
How was this guy not part of the first class?
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 09.22.12 @ 11:10am
Probably because the Hall may have regarded him as "too country" at the time, but then later realized their mistake at not inducting one of the most important country musicians to rock and roll and whose early work blurred the line between country and rockabilly.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 09.22.12 @ 11:21am
Bob Johnston RIP
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 08.22.15 @ 00:34am
Why didn't FRL post the announcement that Johnny Cash is this year's recipient of the American Music Masters series? They didn't do this for Smokey Robinson, The Everly Brothers and The Rolling Stones in the last 3 years. IMO, the American Music Masters program is one of the major highlights of the year for the Rock Hall. And a truly remarkable achievement honoring those who are already inducted into the Rock Hall. This annual award honors Rock Hall inductees and sheds light and close examination on the artist(s) and their impact on rock and roll music (in terms of cultural, artistic and historical significance). There's usually a week-long list of festivities at the Rock Hall in October like an academic conference, keynote lectures, interviews that cuminates in a huge tribute concert honoring that year's honoree. It seems interesting that they chose Cash (I thought for sure it was gonna be either B.B. King or Carole King), but he's still a solid choice nevertheless. Wonder if this means we may see a country orientated artist appearing on this year's rock hall ballot? Maybe Gram Parsons or Willie Nelson? Still thou, I just don't understand why FRL doesn't announce this piece of news meanwhile they will retweet posts/articles from some highly unqualified Roll Hall writers (cough Troy Smith cough). The news of Cash's upcoming honor is on the main page (front and center no less) on the Rock Hall's website and Cash's music is constantly now on rotation on SiriusXM's Rock Hall Radio channel (the channel doesn't play a whole lot of Cash or a great variety of his music; the usual Cash hits are played like A Boy Named Sue, Walk the Line and Ring of Fire but that's really it).
Posted by Nick on Friday, 08.12.16 @ 19:48pm
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