When I was a kid, I heard scary bone-chilling stories about people who went down to the crossroads and sold their soul to the devil in return for fame and fortune. The most famous of these myths involved Robert Johnson, the legendary blues guitarist. But why would someone do this? I mean, if it was me, I’d go down to an energy crossroads and do a deal with the universe.
This is the story of two men… The first man was called Alan Caldwell. He was born in Liverpool just before the second world war. He had a very ordinary life as a child. Alan had a severe stutter. As I say, he was an ordinary sort of a guy from Liverpool. Due to his stutter, his friends wouldn’t let him tell stories and jokes because he “took too long”.