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The South Tonight - Johnny Devlin

Television (Excerpts) – 1972

Fresh off roughly a decade of performing overseas, legendary Kiwi rock'n'roller Johnny Devlin sits down with The South Tonight's Spencer Jolly to talk about his Rock Revival tour of NZ. He recounts stories of past tours, where fans ripped shirts off his back, and notes his 1972 tour has also had its moments — some of the entourage were injured on last night's concert. Devlin seems in two minds about continuing touring: he talks about retiring from it if promoters won't pay for his family to join him. Devlin would still be performing when he toured with Ray Columbus in 2006, 34 years later.

I work very very hard. It takes a lot out of me. I come off the stage just about exhausted but if I see a crowd enjoying themselves it sort of turns me on, and I guess I turn the crowd on too with the music, so... we're all enjoying it!
– Johnny Devlin

Key Cast & Crew

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Spencer Jolly


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Johnny Devlin