John R. Cash had also been arrested on May 11 1965 in Starkville Mississippi for trespassing late at night onto private property to pick flowers. The Folsom Prison record was introduced by a rendition of his classic "Folsom Prison Blues" while the San Quentin record included the crossover hit single "A Boy Named Sue" a Shel Silverstein-penned novelty song that reached No.
Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon his songs and sound spanned other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—and blues folk and gospel. "Johnny" Cash (February 26 1932 – September 12 2003) was an American singer-songwriter actor and author who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Cash was known for his deep distinctive bass-baritone voice for the "boom-chicka-boom" sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; for providing free concerts inside prison walls;[page needed] and for his dark performance clothing which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black".