When he first stepped into Sun Studios to record some of his gospel-inspired music in 1955, story has it that Sam Phillips told J.R. Cash to "go away and sin, then come back with a song I can sell". Whether or not that is true, it forms the basis of a great myth about the early career of one of Country music's most famous sons. While he never served more than one night at a time in Police custody, Cash had great compassion for prisoners, and began performing concerts at prisons starting in 1959 at San Quentin. His subsequent recordings at Folsom Prison and San Quentin went on to become some of his most popular live works.
Our favourite images from this collection are 'Johnny Cash Recording', 'Johnny Cash and wife June leaving Prison' and 'Johnny Cash at San Quentin'.




All the images start at just £45/$75 unframed or £75/$119 framed, are limited to editions of 495 and all are photographic c-type or Giclée prints on crystal archive paper, with solid wooden frames. 


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Artist of the Month - Johnny Cash 05/01/2015
Johnny Cash is January's Artist of the Month.