Johnny Cash photographer reveals truth behind San Quentin Prison shot flipping the bird

Famous shot of Johnny Cash flipping the bird — the night before the Folsom Prison show in his blue jumpsuit and cowboy boots, 1968. Check out the documentary below narrated by Cash himself.

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Photo by Jim Marshall

Johnny Cash photographer Jim Marshall reveals truth behind San Quentin Prison shot flipping the bird.

Marshall told the San Francisco Art Exchange: “I said, ‘John, let’s do a shot for the warden’,” before Cash flipped the camera the bird.

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  • Lex Arias says:

    very nice!!!

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