In the mid '70s, he was the titular character in a series inspired by the Sylvia Sherry novel A Pair of Jesus Boots
. Set in contemporary Liverpool, it was an honest look at life in the city during one of its toughest decades while Rocky, played by Michael Mills, was seriously in need of a father figure to keep him out of trouble, as his gang The Cats had a habit of doing.
The chance to shed socks and shoes and walk around in opentoed sandals without, in these enlightened days, being taunted with yells of "Jesus boots
Every lovely pair of female pins that beat a merry clip through town seem to be offset by a pair of safari style khaki half-kecks housing a maggoty pair of white -sometimes hairy, sometimes not -spindly horrors rooted in battered Jesus boots
or sockless, smelly, sweaty trainees.