Happy 80th Birthday Johnny Cash



Feb 26th 1932 - The day Johnny Cash was born. He would've been 80 this year. To commemorate,  Claire Suddath at TIME LightBox has crafted a beautiful photo essay comprising  rare and unpublished photos of the Man in Black from the Sony Music Archive. Many of the images were taken by Don Hunstein, a prolific music photographer at Columbia records for 30 years, and date from the late ’50s to the early ’70s; they include pictures of Cash and his wife June right after she gave birth to their only son, John Carter Cash, in 1970, as well as the musician at home in California or fishing on his farm in San Antonio.

Read more: TIME Lightbox - Johnny Cash