b. 1946, Cabra, Dublin, Eire. After a spell with Dublin’s Melochords, Rock and roll found prominence around the Irish showband circuit, when he changed Jimmy Harte as business lead vocalist in the Miami Showband. Along with his slim body and jug ears, Rock and roll appeared the antithesis from the hunky showband pop superstar as personified with the Royal Showband’s Brendan Bowyer. Nevertheless, Rock and roll’s deep tenor tone of voice and intimate balladeering rapidly set up him among the most well-known performers in Irish showband background. During 1964, he catapulted to the very best of Eire’s graphs 3 x with ‘There’s Often Me’, ‘I’m Yours’ and ‘From The Chocolate Store AROUND THE Corner’. An additional array of strikes adopted in 1965, including two even more quantity 1s: ‘Every Stage FROM THE Method’ and ‘Wishing IT HAD BEEN You’. In 1966, he was selected to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Track Contest using the plaintive ‘Arrive BACK AGAIN TO Stay’. In the wake of his Eurovision experience, he was presented within an RTE documentary, Dickie – Family portrait OF THE Artiste. The concentrate of interest on Rock, in conjunction with his desire to have better cash, prompted a break up in the Miami. By 1967, many of the originals continued to create the Sands. A second-generation Miami remained with Rock and roll until 1972, and he continued like a soloist. Inside a graph career spanning twenty years, he accomplished an astounding 25 Irish strike information. Despite his tremendous recognition in his house country, Rock dropped the possibilities to tour overseas. Instead, he continuing to earn a considerable living around the profitable Irish cabaret circuit.