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Johhny Cash Report

1328 words - 6 pages

History of Rock and Roll

The social scene and impact Johnny cash had on society during his life and musical career
















During the life and musical career of Johnny Cash, which covered five decades, he has witnessed the transformation of a country that went through several changes in society over the years. Johnny Cash wrote his music based on real life experiences about his upbringing on a farm in Arkansas to his musical endeavors and a country that was struggling with change. While a young man working the fields with his parents, brothers and sisters, Johnny began to experience music from his mother beating time on the old ...view middle of the document...

But the schedule and the pressures that faced him took a toll on his personal life. Drugs and alcohol were his frequent tour companions. Cash released “Ring of Fire” in 1963 and “Understand Your Man” in 1964. In 1966 he was arrested for smuggling amphetamines into the US across the Mexican border, and accidently starting a forest fire in Tennessee, which resulted in a near six-figure fine for the singer. "I took all the drugs there are to take, and I drank," Cash recalled. "Everybody said that Johnny Cash was through 'cause I was walkin' around town 150 pounds. I looked like walking death."
In 1968 he married June Carter and helped him clean up his life. In 1968 Cash won two Grammy Awards for the live album Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison. In 1969 Cash experienced an incredible turnaround; he began hosting The Johnny Cash Show, a TV variety series that showcased contemporary musicians ranging from Bob Dylan to Louis Armstrong. It also provided a forum for Cash to explore a number of social issues, too, tackling discussions that ranged from the war in Vietnam to prison reform to the rights of Native Americans. The 1960’s were the age of youth as 70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers and young adults. The movement away from the conservative fifties continued and eventually resulted in revolutionary ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life. College campuses became centers of debate and scenes of protest.
The Civil Rights movement made great changes in society in the 1960's. The movement began peacefully, with Martin Luther King and Stokely Carmichael leading sit-ins and peaceful protests, joined by whites, particularly Jews. Malcolm X preached about Black Nationalism. The number of Hispanic Americans tripled during the decade and became recognized as an oppressed minority. American Indians, facing unemployment rates of 50% and a life expectancy only two-thirds that of whites began to assert themselves in the courts and in violent protests. In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was amended to include gender, marijuana use sored, Woodstock took place, Bay of Pigs, the assignation of president Kennedy and the Vietnam Conflict began. Johnny Cash had plenty of material to write songs about during the decade.
In the 1970’s Cash's music career flourishing with the release of the hit singles "A Thing Called Love “and "One Piece at a Time". He crossed over into a new medium in 1972, when he made an acclaimed appearance in the movie, A Gunfight. He wrote scores in 1970 for Little Fauss and Big Hasly , and the TV movie The Pride of Jesse Hallam. In 1975 Cash published his first auto biography Man in Black which was a best seller. In the 1970’s the Major trends included a growing disillusionment of government, advances in civil rights, increased influence of the...

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