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Ed Ward on Johnny Cash’s first self-reinvention:

In 1955, John R. Cash was a sometime auto mechanic, sometime appliance salesman who liked to play the guitar and sing, mostly gospel songs. The “R” in his name didn’t stand for anything — and, in fact, he’d been named J.R. at birth and had to come up with “John” when he joined the Air Force. He’d spend the rest of his life reinventing himself.

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Ed Ward on Johnny Cash’s first self-reinvention:

In 1955, John R. Cash was a sometime auto mechanic, sometime appliance salesman who liked to play the guitar and sing, mostly gospel songs. The “R” in his name didn’t stand for anything — and, in fact, he’d been named J.R. at birth and had to come up with “John” when he joined the Air Force. He’d spend the rest of his life reinventing himself.

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