"A Pub with No Beer" was the biggest selling Australian record. The first Australian single to go Gold and also awarded the 78rpm Gold Disc. Slim then proceeded to write a sequel in 1959 titled "The Answer to A Pub With No Beer" which explained the floods of the Kempsey banks and the efforts of township to find a solution of guaranteeing the beer trucks access to their pub. The other plaguing issue was that the pub was now going broke.
Slim followed up with "The Sequel To A Pub With No Beer" informing the towns smart innovations of a guaranteed delivery by plane if required. When Slim took the pub's location to chart topping status, the name was changed from Cosmopolitan to "The Pub with No Beer". A mere farmer, American troops all triggering the events that lead back to that night in 1943. Now a famous song, in realistic terms, The Pub with No Beer at Taylors Arm ,after suffering from the floods with loss of business and its remote location, was starting to come back to life due to the publicity of Slim's song.