Johnny Cash was the personification of an American rebel, unapologetic as he did things his way throughout his career. Cash went to jail seven times in his lifetime, ranging from drug-related charges to being arrested for trespassing on someone’s property to pick flowers. The flower incident would actually go on to be the premise of his song“Starkville City Jail.”.
His famous mug shot featured on this classic Johnny Cash shirt was from the fateful day that was October, 4 of 1965. Cash was arrested in El Paso while returning from Juarez, Mexico via airplane. A narcotics squad searched his belongings for heroin but instead found over 1000 prescription tablets hidden in his guitar case. He’d go on to pay a $1,500 bail and was released the next day, and this iconic mug shot of the Man In Black remains priceless.
Vintage Johnny Cash mug shot
Official Johnny Cash signature logo
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