On August 23rd 1969, Johnny Cash started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Johnny Cash At San Quentin.
The album was a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison in February 1969 and was the follow-up to Johnny’s previous live album, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful At Folsom Prison.
The album had already been certified gold by the time it reached number one and went platinum and double platinum in November 1986 and triple platinum in March 2003.
The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for A Boy Named Sue.
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