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Tribute to the 'Man in Black' comes to Clacton
12:00pm Sunday 20th January 2013 in News
A TRIBUTE to one of the most influential song writers in the history of modern music is coming to Clacton.
Johnny Cash was a giant in the industry from the late 1950s when he famously performed gigs at a number of state prisons right up until his death ten years ago.
His cover version of Hurt and its video - released shortly before he died - was a heart-wrenching epitaph to the performer who became immortalised as the Man in Black.
Respected singer-songwriter Clive John's tribute is hailed as one of the finest celebration's of Cash.
Backed by the Spirit Band, he captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show with astonishing accuracy.
The show includes all the greatest hits, including Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, Man In Black and Hurt, as well as many of the duets made famous with June Carter, such as Jackson, Darling Companion, and the brilliant It Ain’t Me Babe.
The concert is accompanied by an amazing video back drop, with evocative images from Cash’s life.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow comes to the West Cliff Theatre on February 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18 (£16.50 concessions).