folsom prison concert


Leon Gast, director of the Oscar-winning documentary When We Were Kings (1996), said of his experience producing the film: “In my career, I spent five days with the Grateful Dead, I travelled with the Hells Angels, and I went to Folsom Prison [for Johnny Cash’s concerts in 1968]. But ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ topped them all. I built a relationship and a rapport with Muhammad Ali and I could never top that experience.”

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The folks over at Open Culture have pointed out that an hour-long documentary about Johnny Cash’s 1968 concert at Folsom Prison is available in its entirety on YouTube. Not a bad way to spend some free time during the week between Christmas and New Years, no?