John Otway

Polydor decided to release Otway and Barrett's Really Free as the next single in November 1977. To promote the single, the pair made their now legendary performance on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. Their performance on the Whistle Test was viewed by approximately 5.5 million people - (there were only 3 channels on TV and no bespoke channels dedicated purely to music in 1977). Sales of the record rocketed as a nation got swept along the punk tidal wave and the single would reach number 27 in the UK charts. This catapulted Otway and Barrett into stardom and an appearance on the UK's flagship music programme Top of the Pops. At last, Otway could call himself a star. It would prove to be the duo's biggest hit.

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John Otway