Folsom Prison Blues

Posted on: Wed 13 Jan 2021

On this day in 1968, Johnny Cash and his band went to Folsom Prison in California to perform a live set for the inmates living there.

The wholesome act gave those with little hope a chance to enjoy live music and put a smile on their face, even if only for an hour.

The experience had its hurdles, with band members accidentally bringing items into a prison, which are certainly not allowed in a prison, including marijuana and a gun.

‘At Folsom Prison’ became one of the best recorded live performances of all time, escalating Cash’s success and giving him the recognition he deserves as an artist.

Produced by Kate Johnson

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons


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