Johnny Cash in Pine Bluff, October 1968

By Colin Woodward

Johnny Cash chats with Arkansas’s Winthrop Rockefeller in Pine Bluff in October 1968. Cash was playing shows for Rockefeller, who was up for reelection as governor that year. You can read more in this Arkansas Times article. http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/when-johnny-cash-campaigned-for-winthrop-rockefeller/Content?oid=3489017

To Cash’s left in the picture is his drummer, W. S. Holland. To his right is his guitarist Carl Perkins.

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The photo is from the Winthrop Rockefeller Collection at the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture in Little Rock.

Colin Woodward is a historian and archivist. He is the author of Marching Masters, Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2014). He is writing a second book on Johnny Cash.

About amerikanrambler

Amerikan Rambler is a Virginia-based blog and podcast hosted by Colin Woodward. Colin is a historian, author, and amateur musician, who works in the archives full-time. Author of Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he is now writing a book on the historical, family, and musical roots of Johnny Cash.
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