I’ve been talking a bit about Johnny Cash in my shows lately, and today is his birthday, so I figured I’d dig up a performance of his you’ve probably never seen. Johnny Cash used to have a great show on TV where the best music artists would come on and perform and often duet with him. This is a great performance of him from that show with another of my favourite artists, Gordon Lightfoot:
I’d hate to think of what music would be like if Johnny Cash hadn’t ever lived. So I won’t.
Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash, and thanks for showing us how it’s done.
When George Harrison died I went into a week of mourning. It would be difficult to overstate the impact the Beatles had on my life. This is a song that I really dug off the first solo record of his that I bought when I was a kid. George, wherever you are, I’m drinking a toast to you right now, thank you, and happy birthday!