Johny Cash - The man in black

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In the early ‘70s, Cash’s image led the public to call him “The man in black”. He would often perform in all-black suits, wearing long black coats. His clothes weren’t anything like the other country artists at the time, who dressed in rhinestone nudie suits and cowboy boots. 

Cash wrote a song called “Man in Black” in 1971, to explain the public why he always dresses in black. The song has got 8 verses where he explains how he wears the black “for the poor and the beaten down”. And he made with this song a statement that things in this world are unfair, and that “until things are brighter, I’m the man in black”.