John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), A.K.A. "The Man In Black", was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists.
1634: The Galileo Affair is dedicated to the memory of Johnny Cash.
Johnny Cash in 1632
Recordings of Johnny Cash's music were carried to 17th century Europe by the Ring of Fire. When Tom Stone designed the New United States' paper currency, he put an image of Johnny Cash on the standard $20 bill.