28 Iconic Images Of Johnny Cash

Published November 2, 2016
Updated July 23, 2018

For half a century, the Man in Black loomed large over music. These vibrant Johnny Cash photos help explain why.

Johnny Cash Plays Guitar In The 1950s
Cash Posing Guitar
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28 Iconic Images Of Johnny Cash
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Thirteen years after his death, the Man in Black continues to enthrall the world. And it's no small wonder as to why: Johnny Cash's music career spanned approximately half a century, throughout which time he amassed hit after hit all while maintaining his stripped-down, inimitable persona.

That's not to say that Cash's ride came without any complications. Indeed, Cash struggled with depression and drug addiction throughout the course of his life, afflictions which would sever relationships and threaten the future of his career — even his life.

From his musical highs to his drug-fueled lows, we take a look at the rich, dark history of Johnny Cash through some of his most iconic photographs.


Enjoy these Johnny Cash photos? Next, check out surprisingly dark John Lennon quotes and raw images of when punk ruled New York in the 70s and 80s.

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