Posted Jan 13 2015
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Song Of The Week - Johnny Cash - When Uncle Bill Quit Dope

What can you say? It was different times. Back in 1971, Johnny Cash was able to open his prime time weekly network TV show with a comedy song about cocaine addiction. You try and tell the young people of today that – and they won’t believe you.

Here is the great Man In Black telling us all about his Uncle Bill, and his terrible habits and his adventures into the world of cold turkey.

Need a movie connection? Got two for you – Walk The Line was a fine Cash biopic with Joaquin Phoenix doing a very decent job. And lots of movie stars have taken cocaine. Allegedly.

(Thanks to the great @Davidhepworth for pointing this out.)

 

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