Johnny Cash: Cotton Picker

By the time the Man in Black was 8 years old, he was dragging a six-foot-long canvas sack through the fields of his family's farm, picking cotton. "The bolls were sharp," he recalled in his 1997 autobiography 'Cash,' "and unless you were really concentrating when you reached out for them, they got you. After a week or two, your fingers were covered with little red wounds, some of them pretty painful."