Letters: Oct. 13, 2003

The Man in Black

"Johnny Cash taught us that every person is both a sinner and a saint. No one could doubt which side of him finally prevailed." JON W. NELSON Estes Park, Colo.

Like many who grew up in the 1960s, I never went long without hearing Johnny Cash's unique voice and memorable songs [MUSIC, Sept. 22]. Everything you need to know to get through life can be learned from his music: prison and guns are bad, God is good, you should stand up for what you believe in, love often breaks your heart, and a good train ride is...

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