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  • Feb 3, 1968
    Johnny Cash receives a key to the city in Memphis, Tennessee
    Feb 22, 1968
    After a performance of "Jackson," Johnny Cash proposes to tour partner June Carter on stage during a concert at the London Ice House in London, Ontario. She says yes
    Feb 29, 1968
    Johnny Cash and June Carter announce their plans to marry during the 10th annual Grammy awards in Nashville, as they collect the trophy for Best Country & Western Duet, Trio or Group with "Jackson"
    Mar 1, 1968
    Johnny Cash marries June Carter at the Methodist Church in Franklin, Kentucky. Carter's "Ring Of Fire" co-writer Merle Kilgore serves as best man. Carlene Carter's $1-a-week allowance, earned by mowing the lawn, rises to $10-a-week
    Apr 16, 1968
    Columbia releases Johnny Cash's live recording of "Folsom Prison Blues"
    Jul 20, 1968
    Johnny Cash's live version of "Folsom Prison Blues" takes the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart
    Jul 20, 1968
    "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" tops the Billboard country albums chart for the first of four weeks total
    Jul 30, 1968
    Johnny Cash records the Carl Perkins-penned "Daddy Sang Bass" at the Columbia Recording Studios on Music Row in Nashville, with The Statler Brothers and Jan Howard providing additional voices
    Aug 7, 1968
    Funeral services are held for Johnny Cash guitarist Luther Perkins, who was killed by a fire at home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Pallbearers include Cash, Carl Perkins, W.S. Holland and Marshall Grant
    Aug 24, 1968
    Arkansas governor Winthrop Rockefeller begins his re-election campaign with an appearance in Winthrop. Six thousand people are treated to barbecue, soda, watermelon and Johnny Cash

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