On this date in 1968 Johnny Cash performed at Folsom Prison where the tracks for this album were cut.
An excellent story about this event is posted on NPR's website:
Here in its entirety is my post from last February, on the man's birthday:
Country, rock-a-billy, plain ol' good pickin' and singin'.
Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932. BBBH disrespectfully refers to him as "Johnny One-note" but I know some good singing when I hear it.
The Man in Black has "walked on down the line;" and I miss him. But fortunately thanks to technology we can still hear his baritone renditions of some of the best tunes ever penned.
Johnny Cash 1932 - 2003 RIP