Rocky De Valera and the Rythm Kings play the Thomas House in Dublin tonight. Here is Rocky de Valera (Ferdia Mac Anna) with his Gravediggers appearing on Youngline in 1979.The Youngline presenters Conor McAnally, Pat Butler and Hillary Orpen provide 'backing vocals'. Dave Heffernan presenter of 'Our Times' likes Rocky De Valera but is less than impressed by the guest backing group.
'Youngline' was a once weekly, half-hour magazine show for younger viewers. The first programme was broadcast on Tuesday, 23 November, 1976 and continued until May 1984. This clip is taken from the final programme in 1978/1979 which looked back at some of the series highlights.
Youngline 31 May 1979