13 January 1968 was the date when Johnny Cash finally saw his longtime wish come true to record a performance in a prison. With his 1955 song ‘Folsom Prision Blues’ in mind that first prison recording could only be at Folsom State Prison in California, one of the first US maximum security prisons and the second oldest prison, after San Quentin.
Together with June Carter, Carl Perkins and The Tennessee Three he did 2 shows there that day, and the resulting album was a success that revitalised Mr. Cash’s career.
On 24 March DEF AMERICANS, all the way from Eindhoven rock city, celebrated the 50th anniversary of those memorable concerts with a show at Q-Factory Amsterdam.
DEF AMERICANS are: Elco Weitering (vocals / guitar), Kim Wolterink (vocals), Berry Kok (bass), Willem Winkelmolen (guitar), Arno Landsbergen (keys) and Thijs Vonk (drums).