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On february 23, 2003.

On February 23, 2003, Howard Norman Epstein died aged 47. He was musician (bass), member of the bands MHB Experience, Egz, Winks, Forearm Smash, and The Craze. He also worked with Bob Dylan, Blue Stingrays, Del Shannon, Stevie Nicks, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, but was best known as the bass player with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

On January 15, 1968.

On January 15, 1968, “Columbia” label released “From Sea to Shining Sea”, the 26th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded March – April 1967, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.


  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Carl Perkins – guitar 
  • Luther Perkins – guitar
  • Bob Johnson – guitar, banjo, dobro
  • Norman Blake – dobro
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Marshall Grant – bass
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • The Carter Family – background vocals
  • Charlie Bragg – engineer
  • Jerry Watson – engineer
  • Bob Cato – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash.

  1. From Sea to Shining Sea
  2. The Whirl and the Suck
  3. Call daddy from the Mines
  4. The Frozen Four-Hundred-Pound Fair-to-Middlin’ Cotton Picker
  5. The Walls of a Prison
  6. The Masterpiece
  7. You and Tennessee
  8. Another Song to Sing
  9. The Flint Arrowhead
  10. Cisco Cliffton’s Filling Station
  11. Shrimpin’ Sailin’
  12. From Sea to Shining Sea (Finale)

On january 6, 1969.

On January 6, 1969, “Columbia” label released “The Holy Land” the 20th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Bob Johnston.


  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Carl Perkins, Luther Perkins – electric guitar
  • The Carter Family, Jan Howard, The Statler Brothers – backing vocals
  • Marshall Grant – bass guitar
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • Charlie Bragg – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash, except where noted.

  1. Prologue (narrative)
  2. Land of Israel
  3. Mother’s Love (narrative)
  4. This is Nazareth (narrative)
  5. Nazarene
  6. Town of Cana (narrative)
  7. He Turned Water into Wine
  8. My Wife June at the Sea of Galilee (narrative by June Carter Cash)
  9. Beautiful Words (narrative with sung interjection by Johnny Cash)
  10. Our Guide to Jacob at Mount Tabor (narrative interview)
  11. The Ten Commandments – Lew DeWitt
  12. Daddy Sang Bass – Carl Perkins
  13. At the Wailing Wall (narrative)
  14. Come to the Wailing Wall
  15. In Bethlehem (narrative)
  16. In Garden of Gethsemane (narrative)
  17. The Fourth Man – Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith
  18. On the Via Delorosa (narrative)
  19. Church of the Holy Sepulchre (narrative)
  20. At Calvary (narrative)
  21. God is Not Dead

On December 3, 2001.

On December 3, 2001, Thomas Grady Martin died aged 72. He was musician (guitar), founder and leader of the band Grady Martin and Slew Foot Five (later Grady Martin and his Winging Strings). As a session guitarist he was member of the Nashville A-team, and in his 50-year career he recorded and performed with Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Leon Russell, Patsy Cline, J. J. Cale, Woody Guthrie, Johnny Horton, Conway Twitty, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson,  Arlo Guthrie, Brenda Lee, Don Woody, Sammi Smith, Marty Robbins, and Johnny Burnette. In March 2015, Martin was inducted in the “Country Music Hall of Fame”.

On August 21, 2008.

On August 21, 2008, Murrey Mizell “Buddy” Harman, Jr. died aged 79. He was a musician (drums), as the first house drummer for “The Grand Ole Opry” can be heard on over 18,000 recordings. He recorded for artists such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Martha Carson, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, Ray Price, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Eddy Arnold, Perry Como, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and Gillian Welch.

On July 30, 2003.

On July 30, 2003, Samuel Cornelius Phillips died aged 80. He was record producer, radio DJ, and founder of “Sun Records” and “Sun Studio”, in Memphis, Tennessee. In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for “Muscle Shoals”, Alabama radio station “WLAY”. In 1951, Phillips recorded what is considered to be the first rock and roll record, “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats. He discovered and produced recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf.

On June 22, 2019.

On June 22, 2019, Jerry Kirby Carrigan died aged 75. He was a musician (drums) and record producer. He first achieved widespread recognition as a member of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and later as a session musician in Nashville, regarded as one of the creators of the Nashville sound known as “Countrypolitan”. He has recorded with Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Paul Anka, John Denver, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Ray Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm, Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, Ronnie Hawkins, George Jones, Henry Mancini, Al Hirt, Johnny Mathis, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. In 2009 Carrigan was inducted into the “Nashville Cats”, by the “Country Music Hall of Fame”; in 2010 he was inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame”, and in 2019 Carrigan was inducted into the “Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum”.

On May 10, 1999.

On May 10, 1999, Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein died aged 57. He was writer of children books, cartooninst and songwriter. His songs were recorded by many artists including Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Marianne Faithful, Belinda Carlisle, Doyle Holly, Judy Collins and Emmylou Harris. His best known songs are “Sylvia’s Mother” and “The Cover of Rolling Stone” recorded by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, and “A Boy Named Sue” recorded by Johnny Cash. Silverstein won two “Grammy Awards” and a “Golden Globe Award”.

On November 13, 1958.

On November 13, 1958, “Sun” label released “Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous”, the second Johnny Cash studio album. It was recorded April  1956 – July 1958, and was produced by Sam Phillips and Jack Clement.


  • Johnny Cash — vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Luther Perkins- guitar
  • Marshall Grant- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash, except where noted.

  1. Ballad of a Teenage Queen – Jack Clement
  2. There You Go
  3. I Walk the Line
  4. Don’t Make Me Go
  5. Guess Things Happen That Way – Jack Clement
  6. Train of Love
  7. The Ways of a Woman in Love – Bill Justis, Charlie Rich
  8. Next in Line
  9. You’re the Nearest Thing to Heaven – Jim Atkins, Johnny Cash, Hoyt Johnson
  10. I Can’t Help It – Hank Williams
  11. Home of the Blues – Johnny Cash, Douglas Glenn Tubb, Little McAlpin
  12. Big River

On November 3, 1958.

On November 3, 1958, “Columbia” label released “The Fabulous Johnny Cash” the third Johnny Cash studio album. It was recorded July – August 1958, and was produced by Al Quaglieri and Don Law.


  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Luther Perkins– guitar
  • Don Helms- steel guitar
  • Marshall Grant- bass
  • The Jordanaires- background vocals
  • Marvin Hughes – piano
  • Buddy Harman- drums
  • Morris Palmer – drums
  • Billy Altman – liner notes
  • Don Hunstein– photography
  • Seth Foster – mastering
  • Mark Wilder – mastering, mixing
  • Stacey Boyle – tape research
  • Kay Smith – tape research
  • Matt Kelly – tape research
  • Geoff Gillette – sleeve design
  • Howard Fritzson – art direction
  • Hal Adams – cover photo

 Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash, except where noted.

  1. Run Softly Blue River
  2. Frankie’s Man Johnny
  3. That’s All Over – Dick Glasser
  4. The Troubadour – Cindy Walker
  5. One More Ride – Bob Nolan
  6. That’s Enough – Dorothy Coates
  7. I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash, Roy Cash
  8. Don’t Take Your Guns to Town
  9. I’d Rather Die Young – Beasley Smith, Billy Vaughn, Randy Wood
  10. Pickin’ Time
  11. Shepherd of My Heart – Jenny Lou Carsone
  12. Suppertime – Ira Stanphill