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Bob Wootton Reflects About Johnny Cash, 8 Years After His Death

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(FILES) Photo taken 16 April 1997 in Bourges of US country singer Johnny Cash performing during the Printemps de Bourges Festival. Johnny Cash died at the age of 71 in a hospital in Nashville 12 September 2003, CNN said quoting a hospital spokesman. At the age of 48 Cash became the youngest living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. AFP PHOTO DANIEL JANIN (Photo credit should read DANIEL JANIN/AFP/Getty Images)

(FILES) Photo taken 16 April 1997 in Bourges of US country singer Johnny Cash performing during the Printemps de Bourges Festival. Johnny Cash died at the age of 71 in a hospital in Nashville 12 September 2003, CNN said quoting a hospital spokesman. At the age of 48 Cash became the youngest living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. AFP PHOTO DANIEL JANIN (Photo credit should read DANIEL JANIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – At the WBZ Water Cooler: This past week marked eight years since the death of ‘The Man in Black,’ Johnny Cash.

Bob Wootton was Johnny Cash’s guitarist with the Tennessee Three.

Wootton had been a lifelong fan of Cash’s and was asked to fill in one night, and nailed every song on drums. It wasn’t long before Wootton was next to Johnny Cash on stage, 300 days a year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Rod Fritz Reports:

Wootton was Cash’s guitarist until the day the Man in Black retired.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Drew Moholland caught up with Wootton, who shared some great memories from the road:

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