The dawn of a new decade marks another chapter in the amazing life journey of Johnny McEvoy. With a 22-date concert tour getting underway this week, he remains the only singer from the 1960s still doing the regular circuit and retaining such a loyal support base.

Johnny was 21 when he topped the Irish charts with a song called Muirsheen Durkan back in 1966. Some months later he made it two in a row when he stormed to the top again with The Boston Burglar which spent 23 weeks in the top 20.