Posts tagged: Johnny Cash

Happy Birthday, Linda Ronstadt

Today is singer Linda Ronstadt’s birthday. She is 65 years old.
She has a great voice. I’ve liked some of her songs over the years, but her career has never quite been on my radar screen. I know that Philip K. Dick thought she was the cat’s pajamas.
Here she is with the Stone Poneys, singing “Different Drum” in 1967:

Johnny Cash Memorabilia For Christmas Shoppers

There was an auction yesterday of Johnny Cash memorabilia, and the hottest item ended up being a blue jumpsuit that Johnny Cash wore while rehearsing at Folsom Prison in California.
It went for $50,000.
The auction was held by Juliens Auction. You may remember them as the ones who auctioned off the chest x-rays of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. If you don’t remember that, join the club!

Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash!

Today would have been the 78th birthday of singing legend Johnny Cash. He died in 2003 at the age of 71.It’s also the official release date of his latest record, American Recordings VI: Ain’t No Grave.Both National Public Radio and Rolling Stone magazine look back on his long career.

Ray Charles, 1930-2004

Music legend Ray Charles died five years ago today. For your entertainment, here are a couple of Ray Charles videos:First, Ray joins Johnny Cash in a few song bits about being broke — including one of our favorites by Charles (Cash recorded it, too), “Busted”: