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Destination Victoria Station
How the "Destination Victoria Station" album came to be

A few months after Victoria Station had signed Johnny Cash to do our radio commercials, he said to me, "Tom, can you do me a favor?" 

Of course I said...

Photo of Tom Blake and Johnny Cash
Photo of
Tom Blake and Johnny Cash

On the day that Columbia Records came to Victoria Station's Newport Beach, California, location, to photograph Johnny for the "Destination Victoria Station"

album cover, I was...

​Photo of Johnny Cash with Victoria Station ad agency guys
Photo of Johnny Cash with
Victoria Station ad agency guys

On the night Johnny Cash recorded the commercials you hear when you sign into this website, our advertising agency, Pritikin and Gibbons, from San Francisco,

was well...

Author Tom Blake and Johnny Cash - early 1990s
Author Tom Blake and
Johnny Cash - early 1990s

Although the Victoria Station story ended in the 1980s, author Tom Blake remained friends with Johnny Cash. Through the years, Tom saw John and June perform and usually got

a picture...

Tom, Johnny Cash & Tom's sister Pam, at Humphrey's by the Bay in San Diego
Tom, Johnny & Tom's sister Pam, at Humphrey's by the Bay in San Diego

Author Tom Blake's friendship with Johnny Cash continued long after Victoria Station had closed its doors. This photo was taken at Humphrey's by the Bay in San Diego, in the

mid-1980s with...

Author Tom Blake and Johnny Cash - early 1990s
Author Tom Blake and
Johnny Cash - early 1990s

Although the Victoria Station story ended in the 1980s, author Tom Blake remained friends with Johnny Cash. Through the years, Tom saw John and June perform and usually got

a picture...

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