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Johnny Cash in San Quentin (1969)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Music  -  6 September 1969 (UK)
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A unique concert given to the long term inmates of the famous jail. Johnny and June sing 'Wanted Man' ( written especially for the concert by Bob Dylan) and 'San Quentin', (written by Cash ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
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A unique concert given to the long term inmates of the famous jail. Johnny and June sing 'Wanted Man' ( written especially for the concert by Bob Dylan) and 'San Quentin', (written by Cash just in time for the concert). Also features the songs: 'I walk the line''Fulsom prison blues''Orange blossom special''Jackson''Darling companion''Daddy snag bass' 'A boy named Sue' 'Peace in the valley' 'He turned water into wine'. The audience are very appreciative. Written by grunsel

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6 September 1969 (UK)  »

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Swing in-Rock in: Johnny Cash singt im Zuchthaus von San Quentin in Kalifornien  »

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Cash's release of "A Boy Named Sue" (recorded live for this special) was the #1 country song of 1969, and reached #2 on the pop/rock charts, making it the biggest hit of his career. See more »


San Quentin
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30 November 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this concert, which is being aired frequently on CMT now to coincide with the Cash movie release. Cash was so very charming, funny, energetic, and his love for performing really shone through. Mrs. Cash and her family were also excellent in their performance with Johnny. I also enjoyed the interruptions to air interview the inmates and prison staff about their lives and crimes. I found it to be very interesting since this concert took place in 1969, it was a good history lesson and something to contrast with today. It made me wonder what ever ended up happening with some of these inmate's lives, and if some of the death row inmates they interviewed ever ended up making it or not. I just wish this concert was out on DVD! I can't believe that it has never been released. Cash is such a legend, and one would think that a concert as well-known as this one would definitely of been released by now.

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