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July 26, 1969: ‘A Boy Named Sue’ Released

Today marks the 50th anniversary of “A Boy Named Sue” being released as a single for Johnny Cash.

Originally written by humorist and poet Shel Silverstein, the song was included in a concert to try it out, with Cash regularly referring to a piece of paper for the lyrics. It went over well with the audience and became a hit.


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