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  • May 7, 1978
    Rosanne Cash makes her national TV debut in the special "Johnny Cash: Spring Fever." Also appearing: June Carter Cash, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter and Ray Charles, who performs "Half As Much" and "Let It Be Me." Charles and Cash also duet on "Busted"
    May 7, 1978
    Johnny Cash performs for a Billy Graham Crusade at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis
    Jun 2, 1978
    In an auction at the House of Cash, Johnny Cash himself buys a pair of blue leather boots donated by George Jones for $800
    Jul 6, 1978
    Johnny Cash records two songs destined to become hits for other artists: "The Gambler," which succeeds for Kenny Rogers; and the Rodney Crowell-penned "A Song For The Life," a future hit for Alan Jackson. Jo-El Sonnier sits in on the session at the House of Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee
    Sep 6, 1978
    Conway Twitty, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and Charlie Rich are featured on "Dick Clark And A Cast Of Thousands," a two-hour NBC teaser for "Dick Clark's Live Wednesday." Among other guests: Jerry Lee Lewis, Marie Osmond, Crystal Gayle, Linda Ronstadt and England Dan & John Ford Coley
    Sep 15, 1978
    Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Superdome in New Orleans to claim boxing's heavyweight title for the third time in his career. In attendance are Johnny Cash, Jan Howard, Roy Acuff and bass player Marshall Grant
    Sep 29, 1978
    Johnny Cash has surgery at Nashville Memorial Hospital for the removal of cysts on his sinuses, one day after his father, Ray Cash, had an operation for cataracts
    Oct 9, 1978
    Grandpa Jones joins the Country Music Hall Of Fame during the 12th annual Country Music Association awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Johnny Cash hosts the event for the fifth time
    Oct 25, 1978
    Johnny Cash leads mourners in "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" to close the funeral for Maybelle Carter at the First Baptist Church in Madison, Tennessee. Attendees include June Carter Cash, Chet Atkins, Hank Snow, Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Earl Scruggs and The Oak Ridge Boys
    Nov 22, 1978
    The NBC Thanksgiving Eve special "Steve Martin: A Wild And Crazy Guy" features guest spots for Johnny Cash, George Burns and Bob Hope, with John McEuen contributing to the score

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