John Otway and The Big Band Live at Half Moon Putn Live Music & Concerts

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Join us for a night with John Otway and his Big Band

But even at that young age, having listened to his sister's Beatles and Stones records, he knew he would never be able to do what they do. However, when his sister got the latest Bob Dylan album, he knew there was a place for him and he set about learning how to play guitar.

Otway had to wait until 1977 and the rise of punk before his dream of fame and fortune would finally become a reality. Having caught the eye of the producers of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test, Otway's performance on that show would grab the attention of the watching audience. Otway, ever the showman, decided to jump on to the amplifier of his colleague during a performance of Bob Lind's Cheryl's Going Home. (Un)fortunately for Otway, he misjudged his leap and sent Wild Willy Barrett’s amplifier tumbling as he crashed down straddling the box under the amp. The full force of the impact was absorbed by the most tender part of his body, but in doing this one simple act of recklessness and his wanton disregard for his own safety, Otway was the talk of everyone who watched that evening's programme.

Not only did he see a surge in his audiences, sales of Otway's sixth single, the half-spoken love song Really Free increased dramatically and reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart. An appearance on the BBC's flagship music programme Top of the Pops, where Otway & Barrett were introduced by Elton John later, Otway was finally a star. It would however, be his greatest success for some time.

Venue: The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Greater London, SW15 1EU

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Advance: GBP 13.0

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Date(s)22 Feb 2019
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VenueThe Half Moon
Address93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, Greater London,
SW151EU

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Event Details

Date22 Feb 2019
Time(s)8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
CostGBP 13.0
VenueThe Half Moon
93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney
London
Greater London
SW151EU
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CategoryLive Music & Concerts


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