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June 14, 2013
John Otway

John Otway was a dustbin man & aspiring pop star in Aylesbury Vale. On 18th October 1977 his life changed after a live appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Otway miscalculated a leap over the guitar amplifier, toppled the speakers and crushed his testicles on live TV. The following week his single ‘Cor Baby That’s Really Free’ hit the charts, appeared on ‘Top Of the Pops’ & gave up the bin round. He’s played Glastonbury Festival 21 times, headlined Reading Rock Festival along with hundreds of festivals around the world. Starred in numerous TV shows, published two books. His bafta nominated movie “Rock ‘n’ Rolls Greatest Failure” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Otway enjoys a massive cult following. He sold out the Royal Albert Hall, clocked nearly 5000 live performances over 40 years. Preformed one of the last ever ‘Top of the Pops’ with his 2002 top ten hit single Bunsen Burner. For the uninitiated, it’s legendary live performance, as much comedy as music – beautiful Ballard’s, daft songs, extremely entertaining. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this national treasure within the intimacy of the Crooked Billet dining room.