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Johnny Cash: Jail House Rock

Alan Light, MOJO, February 2020

JOHNNY CASH stood on the makeshift stage at Folsom Prison, set up in the cafeteria, behind death row. Almost a hundred men had been executed in this maximum-security facility, one of the first in the country. And there he was, singing '25 Minutes to Go', Shel Silverstein's grimly comic countdown sung by a prisoner awaiting his own hanging.

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