Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie
Documentary about English singer-songwriter and self-professed rock and roll failure John Otway. Although Otway secured a five album deal with Polydor Records off the back of his 1972 single `Really Free`, his lack of musical talent made certain he would never reach the levels of success he was hoping for. Nonetheless, with a small but devoted fanbase and an unwillingness to yield to the dog-eat-dog nature of the music industry, John has contrived to remain within the public sphere through a series of publicity stunts. The film highlights both the highs and lows of Otway's career and shows how he has continued, with the help of those who love him, to turn his failures into successes over the years.
Starring John Otway, David Crabtree, Eleanor Man
Director Steve Barker