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Johnny Cash the Concert: Back to San Quentin

Contact Johnny Cash the Concert: Back to San Quentin

In 1969, off the back of the huge success of 1968's At Folsom Prison album, Johnny Cash recorded the second of his legendary prison albums at California's notorious maximum security prison, San Quentin.

With the Folsom album kick starting a golden era of Cash's career, At San Quentin continued his meteoric rise to his place as a legendary figure and icon of 20th century popular music.

During the February 24 recording session, in typical Johnny Cash fashion, he got the already enthusiastic inmates on side with his song 'San Quentin' which opens with the lyrics 'San Quentin, you've been living hell to me' and he immediately replayed the song at the request of his cheering audience with both versions included on the original release of the At San Quentin album. Most notably the album included the worldwide smash hit single, 'A Boy Named Sue', which undeniably made Cash a global superstar and a household name. Sue became Cash's highest ever charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was only held out of the number one spot by The Rolling Stones 'Honky Tonk Women'.

50 Years on, Daniel Thompson's Johnny Cash Live hits the road celebrating this legendary album and the career of the Man in Black.

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September 2021

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