'Million Dollar Quartet' to close June 24

'Million Dollar Quartet' to close June 24

NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) -- The musical "Million Dollar Quartet" is to close June 24 after 900 performances on Broadway and at New World Stages, the show's producers announced.

Earl Scruggs memorialized in Nashville

NASHVILLE, April 1 (UPI) -- Fans and fellow musicians gathered in Nashville Sunday for a memorial to bluegrass icon and banjo master Earl Scruggs, who died March 28 at 88.

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Musician Marshall Grant dead at 83

NASHVILLE, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Guitarist and bassist Marshall Grant has died at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., after suffering an aneurysm, his family said. He was 83.
Cowboy Jack Clement to appear in 'Quartet'

Cowboy Jack Clement to appear in 'Quartet'

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Songwriter and record producer Cowboy Jack Clement is to appear in "Million Dollar Quartet" for one night, the Broadway musical's producers said Monday.

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Johnny Cash song fails to sway jury

PROVO, Utah, April 1 (UPI) -- A Utah jury was not persuaded by a prosecutor's attempt to use a Johnny Cash song to make his case, and acquitted a man of aggravated assault.
'Million Dollar Quartet' to open in London

'Million Dollar Quartet' to open in London

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The musical "Million Dollar Quartet" is to open in London in February, the show's producers announced Friday.

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Cash daughter miffed at Boehner for joke

Cash daughter miffed at Boehner for joke

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The daughter of the late country singer Johnny Cash Tuesday took offense at one of U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner's stump speech lines.

Prosecutor of Hoffa, Nixon aides dies

NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- James F. Neal, a lawyer who prosecuted Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa and several of President Richard Nixon's aides, has died at the age of 81.
'Soldier' tops U.S. album chart

'Soldier' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Sade's "Soldier of Love" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a third consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
iTunes hits 10 billion-song milestone

iTunes hits 10 billion-song milestone

CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Apple says music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 10 billion songs from its U.S. online retailer, the iTunes Store, since 2003.

Nun running marathon in black habit

KEY WEST, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd said she will look like the late singer Johnny Cash when she dons a black habit for a 100-mile marathon in Florida.

Jersey City mayor cuts Christmas album

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The mayor of Jersey City, N.J., has recorded a Christmas album of the Democrat singing seasonal classics including "White Christmas" and "Let it Snow."
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Johnny Cash
NYP99040709 - 07 APRIL 1999 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: June Carter Cash sings with husband Country Western singer Johnny Cash as he makes his first stage appearance in 19 months during the TNT Master Series tribute to Cash taped April 6 in New York City. Cash gave up public performances after he was diagnosed with Parkinson diease. wy/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

John R. "Johnny" Cash (born John R Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice; for the "boom-chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for his rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; for providing free concerts inside prison walls; and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." and usually following it up with his standard "Folsom Prison Blues."

Much of Cash's music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. His signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers, including "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson"; as well as railroad songs including "Hey, Porter" and "Rock Island Line".

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