Date of birth
26th February, 1932
Some of the most explorative biopics ever made.
Here at Contactmusic, we can't get enough of a good musical biopic whether it's 'The Runaways', 'The Doors' or 'Nowhere Boy' - the list is endless. There are only a handful, however, that make for a truly evocative and memorable experience of some of the most influential artists in the world.
Here are our seven favourite musical biopics of all time:
The contribution marks the first posthumous musical venture for the Soundgarden singer, who committed suicide in May 2017, and is set to appear on a collection of previously unrecorded writings of Cash entitled 'Forever Words'.
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Chris Cornell will make a posthumous appearance on an upcoming album paying tribute to the late Johnny Cash with a host of artists giving musical adaptations of his poetry and unheard lyric.
The Soundgarden singer - who tragically took his own life in May last year at the age of 52 - contributed to the 'Forever Now' collection, which has seen a host of artists adapt the late icon's unseen poetry and other writings by setting them to new, original music.
In an announcement for the album - which will be released on April 6 - it's said the LP will consist ''of songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists''.
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The country star is being remembered in a brand new documentary project.
A new documentary is set to be released later this year to mark the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's memorable concert at California's Folson Prison. It's been given the green light by his estate, so you can expect a rare and unmissable insight into the singer's life between the 50s and 60s.
Thirteen years after the release of the Academy Award winning biopic 'Walk The Line' starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, Johnny Cash is being immortalised in yet another screen venture with this focusing on his infamous jailhouse show.
Continue reading: Johnny Cash Documentary Comes 50 Years After Folsom Prison Show
Because children love music too.
Everyone loves music, and for children it's an especially important medium. It shapes their childhoods, teaches them life lessons and educates them. That's why some of the music industry's biggest icons have jumped into the kids' genre to offer their own input - the latest being good old Dolly.
1. Dolly Parton - She might be a household name, but this year marks the first time Dolly has ever released a children's album. 'I Believe in You' dropped in September on Dolly Records and RCA Nashville, and featured songs aiming to teach kids to respect others and nurture their own self-esteem. All proceeds from the sale of the album went to her Imagination Library charity fund.
From rock 'n' roll to rap, Memphis, Tennessee is brought to you by Budweiser Made in America.
Budweiser Made in America is getting closer all the time as we explore the nation's most musically cultured cities. Now we hit Memphis, whose famous faces include everyone from Elvis Presley to Justin Timberlake.
Memphis, Tennessee has been a massive influence on musical culture since music charts began, with a range of artists frequently mentioning the great city within their own song lyrics; think Marc Cohn's 'Walking In Memphis', Chuck Berry's 'Memphis', Paul Simon's 'Graceland' and of course Alannah Myles' 'Black Velvet'. Thus, it's only right that Budweiser Made In America bring their documentary series to the great city to explore what Memphis is all about nowadays.
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Wait, can 'deep brain stimulation' make anyone like Johnny Cash?
Most of us can agree that Johnny Cash is one of the greatest recording artist of all time, right? Well for one 60 year old Dutch man it took a ‘deep brain stimulation’, before he fell in love with the man in black’s music. Mr B, as he’s known, was suffering from a very severe form of obsessive compulsive disorder, his condition was so extreme that doctor’s decided to try and treat him using deep brain stimulation.
For the treatment, Mr B received stimulation targeted at his nucleus accumbens, the area of the brain which is believed to control how we perceive pleasure, but when it malfunctions, it can also be the cause of addictive and obsessive behaviours. Mr B had electrodes implanted into his brain for the procedure, which when connected to an external power source, sent patterned waves of electricity to help decrease his anxiety.
The soundtrack to Disney's 'Frozen' has now spent eight weeks at the top of the Billboard 200.
The soundtrack for Disney's smash-hit movie Frozen has continued its strong run at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 161,000 copies last week to bring its total to 1.8 million, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
Billboard said 1.5 million of the soundtrack sales were from 2014, making it this year's biggest selling album so far - by an absolute mile. Beyonce's self-titled album that she released in December is in second with 604,000.
Continue reading: 'Frozen' Soundtrack Maintains Vice-Like Grip On Billboard 200
'Out Among the Stars', a lost collection of songs by Johnny Cash, set to hit shelves in March 2014.
A new album containing never-before-released songs by Johnny Cash is set to be unveiled under the title 'Out Among the Stars', including two duets with his wife June Carter.
The Man In Black teamed up with country music producer Billy Sherrill in the early 80s to record the collection of songs, but Columbia Records were far from impressed and decided against its release only a few years before he was dropped from their label in 1986. However, Cash's son John Carter Cash has revealed how his father had a habit of keeping things, and the original recordings were found last year to his and the archivists' delight.
Continue reading: Long Lost Johnny Cash Album To Be Unveiled - 'Out Among The Stars'
Glen Campbell is back with an album of old favorites, but not how you know them.
Glen Campbell has released his latest album See You There, which is likely to be his last given his ongoing battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
The legendary singer-songwriter recorded five of the twelve tracks during sessions for his 2011 album 'Ghost On The Canvas,' though the other seven tracks will all be familiar to fans. They include: 'Hey Little One,' 'Wichita Lineman,' 'Gentle On My Mind,' 'Galveston,' 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix,' 'True Grit,' and 'Rhinestone Cowboy.'
Interestingly, and to Campbell's credit, the versions are not simply remakes of the classic songs and gone are the strings that became a staple of the singer's Al De Lory-produced era. Instead, there's some steel guitar on the likes of 'Wichita Lineman' and new guitar work on 'Rhinestone Cowboy.'
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Kelly Cutrone and Johnny Cash Tuesday 17th May 2011 CEO and founder of People's Revolution, Kelly Cutrone signing copies of her book,'Normal Gets You Nowhere' at Barbara's Bookstore in Macy's State Street store. Cutrone is New York Times bestselling author, television personality and mother.Her black painted cowboy boots are by designer,'Manual' who also designed boots for Johnny Cash. Chicago,Illinois
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Sun Studios and The Jam - Photo-Call at Sydney Opera House for the 'Ultimate Rock 'n' Roll Jam Session', starring James Blundell, Nick Barker, Doug Parkinson and Ezra Lee on piano, backed by the 'Sun Studio Trio' of Steve Hadley, Dave Folley and Shannon Bourne. Tuesday 15th February 2011 at Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia