Story sent in by Chris Bowden:

'The Basix were a blues band composed of Manchester University students. The main venue we played in back then was the University Union, also Owens Park and the J & J club (Jim and Josie), Stanley Grove.

The Basix took part in the Granada Television programme 'The Blues and Gospel Train' and travelled on the train from Manchester Central to the first closed station on the defunct Fallowfield line where a pre-assembled audience awaited the train. After the passengers alighted and the train departed, a lone figure walked along the track and took up his place. This was Muddy Waters. Among many other famous blues artists who performed was Sister Rossetta Tharpe.'

You can read the wonderful story of the The Blues and Gospel Train here.

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Abigail