Fire destroys home of Johnny Cash
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
– Johnny Cash's lakeside home in Hendersonville, Tenn., where he wrote many songs and received many celebrities, was destroyed by a fire Tuesday. One firefighter was reported in the fire of unknown origin.
Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived at the house until their deaths in 2003. The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb bought the property in January 2006. Gibb and his wife, Linda, planned to restore the home.
Kris Kristofferson once landed a helicopter at the property to pitch Cash a song. Singer Roy Orbison was a next door neighbor.
Construction workers had been doing work at the house. The fire started at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, but several hours later, almost nothing remained except stone chimneys.
Johnny Cash's live set was released on vinyl in Czechoslovakia in 1983. U.S. fans became aware of "Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live)" when it was issued in the U.S. as part of the deluxe box set "Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection" in 2012. This marks the first time it was released as a single CD
Recorded on-stage in Czechoslovakia in April 1978,
- one of two recent reissues by the label of foreign concerts (the other was a Denmark show in December ...
Like many icons who have since departed the planet, Johnny Cash left behind a legacy that continues to flourish - in the songs he left behind, in their interpretation by others and in the man's own recordings, which still sound as fresh and vital as they were when first released.
This vintage concert offers a case in point. Recorded at the peak of his prowess, it finds him replaying his classic hits - "A Boy Named Sue," "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line" ...
One would think that with all the archival music, reissues and postmortem tributes released on Johnny Cash's behalf, the vaults would have been scraped pretty clean by now, with only scraps left for dedicated completists to feast upon. So it comes as no small surprise to find that the Cash archivists actually uncovered some entire sessions that haven't been unearthed until now. Recorded in the early '80s, "Out Among The Stars" is such a high quality collection that it ...