A Boy Named Sue
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- "A Boy Named Sue" is a song written by Shel Silverstein that was made popular by Johnny Cash. Cash was at the height of his popularity when he recorded the song live at California's San Quentin State Prison at a concert on February 24, 1969. The concert was filmed by Granada Television for later television broadcast. The audio of the concert was later released on Cash's At San Quentin album. Cash also performed the song in December 1969 at Madison Square Garden. The song became Cash's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and his only top ten single there, spending three weeks at #2 in 1969, held out of the top spot by "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones. The track also topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts that same year and was certified Gold on August 14, 1969 by the RIAA.
- "A Boy Named Sue" is a composition.
- music and lyrics by Shel Silverstein
- "A Boy Named Sue" is the 2001 compilation album by Johnny Cash.
- released in (14 years ago)
"A Boy Named Sue" is a 2001 documentary film directed by Julie Wyman. It shows the life and transition of Theo, a young adult, born intersex, raised female, involved in a lesbian relationship, who undergoes various stages of a sex reassignment surgery to become male. The protagonist is filmed extensively throughout, gives a number of interviews, and eventually settles down as a gay male. The film's title is taken from the song A Boy Named Sue.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- genres: Documentary film, LGBT, Gender Issues, Culture & Society, Biographical film
- released on (15 years ago)
- award: - GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary
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Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: “A Boy Named Sue”— Johnny Cash (Columbia) Best Country Song: “A Boy Named Sue” (Shel Silverstein) Best Country Performance by a Duo or ...
Volume 13: Gender by Nancy Bercaw, Ted Ownby
A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music (2004).
by Bernice E. Cullinan, Diane Goetz Person
has also had a respectable career as a songwriter since the 1960s, producing folk and country songs for such artists as Johnny Cash ("A Boy Named Sue"), ...
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