Johnny Cash Joins the Rock and Roll HoF
Thirty years in the past at this time (Jan. 15, 1992) was an unforgettable day for Johnny Cash: It was on that date that Cash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, proving that his music defies style limits.
Lyle Lovett inducted Cash throughout 1992’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, explaining that the nation icon “helped present the world what occurs when rural sensibilities and values combine with an city setting.”
“Over the years,” Lovett continued, “he has demonstrated a broad musical perspective, by no means being afraid to report songs of social commentary and all the time being keen to hunt out new songs by proficient younger songwriters, reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and Bruce Springsteen.”
Cash was met with a thundering standing ovation when he took the stage.
“I noticed a few of my first desires once I was truly proudly owning recordings of a few of my heroes, people who had influenced me and made an impression on my life,” Cash recalled throughout his speech. “I purchased a number of the recordings by Alan Lomax; he did some area recordings again within the ’30s and ’40s … I listened to these by the hour, by the day, by the week, by the month. They influenced a whole lot of my writing. Songs like “Big River” and “Get Rhythm.” Some of the sooner songs that I wrote had been influenced by folks like Sister Rosetta Tharpe and by Pink Anderson and Blind Lemon Jefferson and a number of the Carolina Street Singers.
“So I do not know, possibly I used to be attempting to guarantee that I belonged right here tonight and make you see that I would probably truly belong within the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” the Man in Black added. “I’m extraordinarily happy with it, and whether or not I belong right here or not, I’m going to … present it off at house.”
The 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Other artists inducted in that yr’s class included Booker T. & the M.G.s, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Sam & Dave, Bobby “Blue” Bland, the Isley Brothers and the Yardbirds, together with guitarist Eric Clapton.
Cash was additionally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame throughout his lifetime. In addition, he was a recipient the National Medal of Arts, in recognition of his quite a few musical contributions.
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