12 JOHNNY CASH FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. Johnny Cash started his first band whilst serving in the US Air Force, they were known as “The Landsberg Barbarians”.
2. He originally auditioned for Sun Records with gospel songs but was turned down. He later returned with rockabilly music which won him a record contract.
3. Cash has been inducted into the Country Music, Rock & Roll and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.
4. He was born J.R. Cash but had to change his name when he enlisted in the US Air Force as initials were not permitted as a first name.
5. Music runs in his family, his brother Tommy Cash also became a successful country artist, and his children Rosanne and John have music careers of their own.
6. He was taught guitar by his mother as well as a childhood friend and began playing and writing songs when he was just 12 years old.
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