Johnny Cash is to be pardoned four years after his death. The A Boy Named Sue singer will be officially pardoned by officials in Starkville, Mississippi at The Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival later this year (Nov07). The festival's executive director Robbie Ward organised a petition for the pardon - which collected 500 signatures. Cash was arrested and locked up in a cell for one night in May 1965 for picking flowers from somebody's garden, inspiring him to write the song Starkville City Jail which he famously performed at San Quentin prison in 1969. Cash died in 2003 after suffering complications from diabetes.