Brian Smith writes:
On 10th October 1963 Johnny Cash (with June Carter & The Tennessee Three) made their first ever UK concert appearance, at the Astoria Irish Club, Plymouth Grove, Manchester (later The Carousel; still later, International 2).
It was right in the middle of the main local Irish population, many of whom used it almost as their local pub. It was when Irish Showbands were at the height of their popularity and the main evening show was headlined by The Royal Blues of Waterford, supported on the little side-stage by Manchester's biggest country act of the time, Frank Yonco & The Texas Drifters. Cash & Co appeared in a midnight show. This is a photo of Johnny and Frank Yonco taken on the night.
Photos Frank Yonco (c)
Artefact added : 24th March 2014