Johnny Cash: As
the original Man in Black, Johnny Cash managed to look righteous, romantic and
full of grace all at once. In his trademark lone-wolf-in-the-shadows
accouterments, Cash created an aesthetic template that has influenced the music
world almost as much as timeless tracks such as "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I
Hold the Line." That said, Cash's style is one more revered than copied. No one
wants to be called a Johnny Cash rip-off – just an echo of his timeless style is
enough to create the desired hard-sensitive gravitas of the great man.