Johnny Cash at San Quentin

The cover of “Johnny Cash at San Quentin was shot here for Johnny’s 31st album. It was recorded live on February 24, 1969 and released on June 4 of that same year.

The album was certified gold on August 12, 1969, and then platinum and double platinum, and triple platinum by the RIAA on March 27, 2003.

The album was nominated for a few Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for “A Boy Named Sue.”


Side One:
Wanted Man
Wreck of the Old 97
I Walk the Line
Darling Companion
Starkville City Jail

Side Two:
San Quentin
San Quentin (performed a second time at the audience’s request)
A Boy Named Sue
(There’ll Be) Peace in the Valley
Folsom Prison Blues


Johnny Cash – vocals, acoustic guitar
June Carter Cash – vocals
Carter Family – vocals, autoharp, acoustic guitar
Marshall Grant – bass guitar
W.S. Holland – drums
Carl Perkins – electric guitar
Bob Wootton – electric guitar
The Statler Brothers – vocals

San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin CA 94964

San Quentin