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Johnny Cash

1932

Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, AR.

1955

Sam Phillips signs aspiring country singer Johnny Cash and releases his debut single, “Cry! Cry! Cry!"/"Hey! Porter.”

1956

Sun releases John Cash’s “I Walk the Line.”

1956

The “Million Dollar Quartet"—Presley, Perkins, Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis—records old gospel, country and pop songs at an impromptu session. The recordings aren’t officially released until the mid-Eighties.

1958

Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash sign with Columbia Records. Perkins leaves Sun immediately, Cash leaves in August when his contract is up.

1992

Johnny Cash inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2003

Johnny Cash passes away.