Unedited Historical Photos That Expose The Unexpected 


Johnny Cash eating cake, 1971.

It is the people that make the past what it was. The lives people live, decisions they make, and things they accomplish are all woven into the tapestry of history and tell the story of the time period. That is true with the people shown in this collection of photos. These people – all icons of the groovy era – have left their imprint on the era. Let’s see how many of them you can remember.  

Johnny Cash, the iconic country music star, was captured on camera enjoying a handful of strawberry cake with unapologetic gusto. Known for his struggles with drugs and alcohol, Cash openly admitted to taking every drug and drinking heavily throughout his life.

In his autobiography, Cash detailed his downward spiral, saying, "I took pills because I liked them. I took everything I could get my hands on, including glue and cocaine, and I drank." Despite his reputation for hard living, Cash continued to produce music and perform for decades, remaining a beloved and influential figure in the world of country music until his death in 2003. This image of the "Man in Black," enjoying his cake with reckless abandon, serves as a reminder of his larger-than-life personality and his enduring impact on American music.