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Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues


It was 45 years ago today that Johnny Cash made history at Folsom State Prison. January 13th, 1968 Johnny Cash finally performed his 1955 hit song, Folsom Prison Blues. The inspiration of this song came from Crane Wilbur’s film, Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison. Cash watched the film while serving on the U.S Air Force Security Service in 1953 and this is how he took interest in Folsom prison. Cash became popular among the inmates at Folsom prison and started receiving letters asking for Cash to make a Folsom prison performance.

Before we changed our company name from Folsom Lake Appliance to Lake Appliance Repair (due to our expanded coverage area) we were often asked, “Folsom? Like Folsom Prison where Johnny Cash went?” Yup! That’s the one. We are very excited to be a part of this community. Northern California is an amazing place to live and we couldn’t be happier to have our business here, in the heart of some amazing history!

Cash wasn’t the only one who was asked to perform. Lake Appliance has made a little history of their own by doing some great video parody’s. We’re hoping to have our latest video parody on Johnny’s hit, Folsom Prison Blues. Stay Tuned.

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