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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 .

Photos Brian Smith (c)
Artefact added : 24th March 2014
by Abigail
isweariwasthere Says –
Never even knew Johnny Cash performed at the Astoria, amazing. Thankfully Brian Smith was around to photograph the event, more used to seeing Brian's work with Blues artists, thanks for sharing.
COMMENT ADDED 24th March 2014
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