April 17, 1970 Johnny Cash performed at the White House

Apr 17, 2015

By AM740 Staff

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On April 17, 1970 Johnny Cash was invited to perform at the White House by President Richard Nixon.Cash was asked to perform the song Okie From Muskogee but declined because it was not his song (it had been a hit for Merle Haggard). Instead, Cash sang A Boy Named Sue, his No.1 hit at the time.

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