Around 45 years ago, Johnny Cash was shaking up the music world. He was recording his first concert behind bars in Folsom State Prison.
But Cash also traveled outside the US to perform for prisoners and for the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a Scandinavian country where he sang for inmates in 1972. He opened the show with “A Boy Named Sue.”
Sweden is the answer to the Geo Quiz. Cash performed at the Österåker Prison, which is about 18 miles north of Stockholm, and some of the people who were present for the show have been remembering it.
Johnny Cash at the Österåker Prison
Johnny Cash at the San Quentin Prison