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John Otway, (born October 2, 1952, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom) is a self-confessed unsuccessful singer songwriter, who built a large cult audience through unrelenting touring, a surreal sense of humour and a winning underdog personality.

Although his first single, Gypsy/Misty Mountain was released in 1972, Otway shot to fame on the back of punk rock and a gymnastic performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test. His sixth single, the half-spoken love song Really Free reached number 27 in… read more

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  • Avatar for kanto_sho
    People like John Otway and Wreckless Eric are for me real heroes of rock.
  • Avatar for dandyboy73
    Just watched Otway The Movie: what a guy!
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  • Avatar for wretched-one
    Beware of the flowers!!!
  • Avatar for ashdinosaur
    What a cherub
  • Avatar for academyofrock
    Splodgenessabounds and John Otway
  • Avatar for DrSocrates
    this is obscure
  • Avatar for Rosemary
    John Otway was my highlight of 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People 2009.
  • Avatar for sjorford
    John Otway is the 1,000th artist in my library!
  • Avatar for nocturana
    where's wild willie?

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