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Last Updated: Friday, 10 October, 2003, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK
Musical tribute for singer Cash
Johnny Cash
Cash's concert may feature Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen
A musical tribute to late country star Johnny Cash, featuring an array of stars, is to take place in Nashville in November.

The concert will feature country stars such as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle, as well as pop star Sheryl Crow.

Organisers say they are still in consultation with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono.

The concert takes place at the Ryman Auditorium on 10 November.

Tickets to the event are expected to be free, but how they will be handed out is still being decided.

"The family just wanted to give the public closure to their feelings about John's death," Cash's publicist said on Thursday.

Bono's memories

Cash, known as the Man in Black by fans, died on 12 September after a history of illness. His wife June Carter Cash died in May.

The couple's daughter, Rosanne, is also expected to take part in the concert.

At the time of his death, Bono said he remembered how Cash showed him around "his house, his ranch, his zoo, his faith, his musicianship".

"It was a lot to take in," he said. "I considered myself a friend, he considered me a fan - he indulged me."

New biography

Bob Dylan recorded with Cash on the latter's seminal album Nashville Skyline.

Meanwhile, a biography of Cash, best-known for tracks such as Ring of Fire and I Walk The Line, is being promoted less than a month after his death.

Johnny Cash - He Walked the Line by Garth Campbell has been unveiled at the Frankfurt Book fair in Germany.

"We are not cashing in on Cash," said publisher John Blake.

"This is a warm and heartfelt tribute to a man who changed the face of music. It just happened to be in preparation when he died."

"We commissioned the book 12 months ago," Mr Blake said. "We had planned to publish in 2004 and then tragically he passed away. It will now be out in November."


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