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That Time When Johnny Cash and Kirk Douglas Had 'A Gunfight'

As the 1960s dawned, Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas became a screen legend with a single role, in the historical epic Spartacus. At around the same time, Johnny Cash, a larger-than-life country-music star, would make an inauspicious big-screen debut in Five Minutes to Live, with results that would suggest he was a much more effective singer than actor.

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Watching the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

Last week’s performance of the “Million Dollar Quartet” at Phoenix Theatre was much more than a play – it was like traveling back in time to a 1956 concert. Not only were th…

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Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

The eight-part series explores the art of music recording, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. Featuring more than 150 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists of all time, Soundbreaking expl

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Johnny Cash at San Quentin Prison Photos - Esquire

Never-before-seen photos of Johnny Cash performing live at San Quentin Prison in 1969.

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Cosmic American Music: Iconic Images of California's Country Music Tradition

A young Emmylou Harris, her long, straight hair falling over a fringed leather jacket, strums a guitar on the darkened stage of North Hollywood's legendary Palomino Club. She is joined by Linda Ronstadt, fabulously arrayed in a boy-scout uniform, who clenches the neck of the guitar as if she is holding Emmylou's hand. They are both laughing, caught in a communal moment of song by one of their own, the folk musician and photographer Henry Diltz.