I was just out of high school when the song "Hurt" came out. It was so powerful. I listened to it over and over again. I had to hear more of him. Thankfully a friend and coworker was happy to oblige. We listened to quite a bit of him at work, and I began to learn more about the Man in Black. This same friend later gave me the Johnny Cash at San Quentin box set. Enclosed was the story of the infamous picture of Johnny Cash flipping the bird(my rendition below). Some people at Granada Television were crowding Johnny so much that he was unable to see his audience—so he flipped the bird.
|He knew how to give people a show|
Authors Note: I love the picture, but I understand how some people can take offense to it. I know it is an obscene gesture, but it shows so much about the character of Johnny Cash. It is iconic. It represents Johnny Cash's rebel attitude. Showed him as an outlaw. He was bothered by something and showed his frustration. Who can't relate to that?