Dickie's big break came in 1962, when the lead singer for the fledgling Miami Showband, Jimmy Harte moved to the United States. Dickie auditioned for the job and when he was accepted, the stage was set for one of the Showband era's greatest acts. Their first hit single was There's Always Me which hit number one in the Irish charts in 1963. Dickie then went on to release a staggering 25 Irish hits from 1963 to 1983, a record surpassed only by The Beatles, Elvis, Cliff Richard, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones.
Throughout the decades and even today, he remains one of Ireland's most enduring entertainers. He continues to tour and draws legions of fans wherever he appears.