Johnny Cash | 1932-2003

Cash was the youngest musician to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980, but his career reached its lowest point during this time — a decade of unnoticed albums marred by double bypass surgery and relapse into drug addiction. Cash was also dropped from Columbia Records. His career was revitalized in 1990 when he crossed genres and found an audience outside of country, teaming up with bands like U2 and punk quintet One Bad Pig. This 1990 file photo shows Cash onstage in Chicago. Two years later, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

( Con Keyes / Los Angeles Times / December 5, 1995 )

Cash was the youngest musician to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980, but his career reached its lowest point during this time — a decade of unnoticed albums marred by double bypass surgery and relapse into drug addiction. Cash was also dropped from Columbia Records. His career was revitalized in 1990 when he crossed genres and found an audience outside of country, teaming up with bands like U2 and punk quintet One Bad Pig. This 1990 file photo shows Cash onstage in Chicago. Two years later, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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