The legendary Johnny Cash would have turned 86 today (February 26), and in a career that spanned six decades, there was one thing he could do better than nearly anyone else: Cover a song and make it his own.
In honor of his birthday, we look back at some of our favorite Johnny Cash classic rock covers.
Johnny Cash Classic Rock Covers – Tracklist
“In My Life” (The Beatles)
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Simon & Garfunkel)
“Redemption Song” w/Joe Strummer (Bob Marley)
“I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” (Bill Landford & The Landfordairs)
“I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen)
“Have You Ever Seen The Rain” (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles. (She received an A.)