Remembering musical legend Johnny Cash on this edition of Fresh Air
. He died today at the age of 71. We remember him with a rebroadcast of a 1997 interview with the singer and musician. Cash began recording albums and performing in the 1950's. Representing Cash's varied musical styles, he was inducted into the Songwriters, Country Music, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. Cash recorded over 1,500 songs in his career. Some of the most famous were "I Walk the Line," "Ring of Fire," and "A Boy Named Sue." Cash died of complications from diabetes. His wife, singer June Carter Cash, died just four months ago. (Original Broadcast Date: November 4, 1997)
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