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Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Twelve Days of Holidays, Part IV: A Very Johnny Christmas

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2007 at 11:14 AM

Before Johnny Cash's recording career was in need of a Rick Rubin jump-start, but well after he was an edgy rock and roll pioneer, Cash was a bona-fide crossover phenomenon. In the '60s and '70s, the legendary Johnny Cash TV show led to a series of Christmas specials. Unseen for 30 years, the specials from 1976 and 1977 are now on DVD. Family and friends drop by, including June Carter Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Barbara Mandrell, and Billy Graham. Click here for a clip with Perkins, Orbison, and Lewis. And here for an Orbison solo spot. -- D.X. Ferris

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