Well I don't think there'll be too many entries for this venue!
The Blues and Gospel Train was a fantastic 40 minute piece of musical history... Muddy Waters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee came to Manchester and filmed a performance on the platform of Chorlton Train Station (now a Morrison's Supermarket!). The station was made to look like a deep south railway shack, with a live goat roaming a round. The musicians boarded the 'Blues and Gospel Train' at Central Station (G-MEX). When the train reached Chorlton everyone alighted and the gig took place. right on the platform. Whilst waiting for the train to turn up it poured with rain, giving Sister Rosetta Tharpe a chance to play an impromtu 'Didn't it Rain?'.
Details of the show can be found in Joe Boyd's book 'White Bycicles'.
The producer of the program was Johnny Hamp who did much for music and entertainment on Granada in the 60s.
This photograph was sent to us by photographer Brian Smith and shows Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry on the opposite platform. You can just make out an old Granada TV camera on the far left.
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