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"The first time I met June was backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, and I got on my knees and told her that I was going to marry her some day. We were both married to someone else at the time. Ring of Fire - June wrote that song for me, because that's the way our love affair was. We fell madly in love and worked together all the time." The Guardian's got Johnny Cash's final interview.
posted by Ufez Jones (10 comments total)

 
Hmm. And here I thought Time had Johnny Cash's final interview.
posted by grabbingsand at 10:22 AM on September 19, 2003


On one of the numerous NPR segments on Cash last weekend, one of the guests said that he was a perfect mixture of Saturday night and Sunday morning. That's about as good a summation of the man as I've heard yet.
posted by UKnowForKids at 10:22 AM on September 19, 2003


It breaks my heart to hear the devotion and love in his marriage to June.
posted by aacheson at 10:58 AM on September 19, 2003


grabbingsand:
Apparently the Globe tabloid reports a "Moving Last Interview" as well...
posted by salsamander at 11:15 AM on September 19, 2003


It breaks my heart to hear the devotion and love in his marriage to June.

Aww, aacheson, it warms my heart to hear of it. I mean, how many people get to experience that sort of incredible, intense love? I'm glad they got to share it for such a long and happy marriage.
posted by boomchicka at 11:23 AM on September 19, 2003


I guess that's what I meant. It warms my heart that they were so lucky experience that kind of love. But he was talking about it right after she died, so that's why it breaks my heart. It's so sad to hear a man state he is in more pain than words can say.
posted by aacheson at 1:18 PM on September 19, 2003


Not to speak ill of the man in black or anything... but it's pretty weird that his marriage to June meant that much, but neither of their marriages to their first (second?) spouses mattered much at all.
posted by psychotic_venom at 1:20 PM on September 19, 2003


Well, if you believe in soul mates, then it wouldn't seem weird at all. I liked his answer to the interviewer, with regard to whether or not he was angry with God... "My arms are too short to box with God."
posted by harja at 2:11 PM on September 19, 2003


but it's pretty weird that his marriage to June meant that much, but neither of their marriages to their first (second?) spouses mattered much at all.

You marry the wrong person, then marry the right person. Not sure what's "weird" about that.
posted by justgary at 2:49 PM on September 19, 2003


I am envious.
posted by JanetLand at 4:42 PM on September 19, 2003


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