October 23, 2021

The Fourthny

Art is beauty

25 years later, Johnny Cash fan searches for lost photo with music legend

3 min read

Frank Davis is on a quest to find proof of his very first, and only, encounter with his idol, Johnny Cash.

It was Very good Friday in 1993 when the musician from St. John’s ran into the Man in Black at the Halifax airport.

A stranger with a camera snapped a photo of the pair, but 25 many years later on, Davis nevertheless hasn’t noticed the graphic and he is hoping the ability of social media will reunite him with the secret photographer.

“The girl who took that photo could be living on the upcoming street from me or she could be in Timbuktu. You have no way of figuring out,” mentioned Davis, who place a call out on Fb above the weekend. “I know it’s a prolonged time, which is 25 yrs, so the probabilities are really slim, but it truly is out there anyway.”

Davis is a substantial Money enthusiast, so when The Highwaymen came to Halifax in 1993, it was an opportunity he couldn’t move up.

The working day immediately after the concert, Davis had to return home for work, but his wife stayed powering to visit her sister. 

“The final detail that she mentioned to me as I remaining the resort area was, ‘Leave the digital camera with me simply because I want to acquire a picture of [her sister] Susan’s baby.'”

That is how Davis finished up digital camera-less in entrance of Cash at the arrivals terminal. 

When Davis noticed him standing on your own on the sidewalk, “I just about ran over people obtaining off the bus,” he reported with a laugh. 

“When I walked up to him, I explained, ‘Man I’ve been waiting around a prolonged time to shake your hand.'”

Frank Davis said soon after conference Johnny Money at the terminal, he bumped into him yet again at the airport lounge. (Frank Davis/Fb)

Davis questioned a girl who was standing close by to get a photograph, and handed her his business enterprise card so she could send out it to him. 

He thinks she utilized a movie camera, but other than that, he is aware of nothing at all about her. 

“Probably she has that photograph, it’s possible she dropped the small business card and has normally puzzled, ‘My god, I in no way received that picture to that gentleman. I question who he is.'”

In excess of the many years Davis has wondered, far too. But it wasn’t until eventually he listened to about a fellow Newfoundlander who was reunited with his grandfather’s championship boxing belt that he turned to social media for aid. 

Davis has been enjoying new music given that he was a teen, and regularly performs Johnny Money tracks at open up mics around St. John’s. 

“Johnny Cash, you know, he was just a different state music singer, but he was different than the others. He experienced a unique philosophy on life,” he mentioned.

And what definitely irks him is that he has a close friend who also happened to satisfy Cash.

“He retains telling me about it, and he has a significant image hanging in excess of his mantle piece of him and Johnny Money, so I said, I have acquired to get my photograph!”

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