This Day In Rock History: Johnny Cash “Folsom Prison Blues”

December 15th, 1955

On this day in 1955 Johnny Cash releases “Folsom Prison Blues“.
He records a live version (performed at Folsom Prison on January 13th, 1968) on “At Folsom Prison” and it charts #1 on the Billboard country charts.

Folsom Prison Blues

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Exiled New Englander now living in Canada. I dream in Spanish but can't speak it. I wish I'd grown up as an old black man playin' the blues just like my father.

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