The famous story of Robert Johnson (the guitarist who sold his soul to the devil for the ability to play blues at a crossroads in Rosedale, Mississippi in 1930), now has a British counterpart.
It transpires that Tony Osmond, lead guitarist with The Barron Knights, had a similar experience on the junction of the B3192 Exeter Road and Luscombe Hill, near Teignmouth Golf Course, outside Dawlish in Devon.
It was a dark and stormy night in November 1962, and Tony's van had run out of petrol. He had walked about 2 miles to the aforementioned junction, when he was suddenly overcome with a dread. A figure emerged from the mist, and Tony immediately realised it was the Devil. Or Tim Curry.
He offered Tony the chance to be an international superstar in exchange for his soul. Luckily, Tony resisted and spent his life in relative obscurity.
The Barron Knights are currently appearing at The Winter Gardens, Wigan.