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

Frank Davis is on a quest to seek out proof of his first, and solely, encounter with his idol, Johnny Cash.

It was Good Friday in 1993 when the musician from St. John’s bumped into the Man in Black on the Halifax airport.

A stranger with a digital camera snapped a photo of the pair, however 25 years later, Davis nonetheless hasn’t seen the picture and he is hoping the ability of social media will reunite him with the thriller photographer.

“The girl who took that image might be residing on the subsequent road from me or she might be in Timbuktu. You don’t have any approach of figuring out,” stated Davis, who put a name out on Fb over the weekend. “I do know it is a very long time, that is 25 years, so the possibilities are fairly slim, however it’s on the market anyway.”

Davis is a big Cash fan, so when The Highwaymen got here to Halifax in 1993, it was a chance he could not move up.

The day after the live performance, Davis needed to return house for work, however his spouse stayed behind to go to her sister. 

“The very last thing that she stated to me as I left the resort room was, ‘Go away the digital camera with me as a result of I need to take an image of [her sister] Susan’s child.'”

That is how Davis ended up camera-less in entrance of Cash on the arrivals terminal. 

When Davis observed him standing alone on the sidewalk, “I nearly ran over individuals getting off the bus,” he stated with fun. 

“After I walked as much as him, I stated, ‘Man I have been ready a very long time to shake your hand.'”

Frank Davis stated after assembly Johnny Cash on the terminal, he ran into him once more on the airport lounge. (Frank Davis/Fb)

Davis requested a girl who was standing close by to take {a photograph}, and handed her his enterprise card so she might ship it to him. 

He believes she used a movie digital camera, however aside from that, he is aware of nothing about her. 

“Perhaps she has that image, perhaps she lost the enterprise card and has typically questioned, ‘My god, I by no means received that image to that man. I’m wondering who he’s.'”

Over the years Davis has questioned, too. But it surely wasn’t till he heard a few fellow Newfoundlander who was reunited with his grandfather’s championship boxing belt that he turned to social media for assist. 

Davis has been taking part in music since he was a youngster, and usually performs Johnny Cash songs at open mics round St. John’s. 

“Johnny Cash, you already know, he was simply one other nation music singer, however he was completely different than the others. He had a distinct philosophy on life,” he stated.

And what actually irks him is that he has a buddy who additionally occurred to fulfill Cash.

“He retains telling me about it, and he has an enormous image hanging over his mantle piece of him and Johnny Cash, so I stated, I’ve received to get my image!”



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