Thursday, May 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson is a blues legend sometimes referred to as The King of the Blues. Today his his birthday.
  Robert Johnson influenced blues players and rockers years after he passed away in 1938.

Eric Clapton performing "Hellhound on my Trail"

The Rolling Stones "Love in Vain"

Led Zeppelin "Travelling Riverside Blues"

He did more than influence rockers, he was a rocker! Born in 1911 and died in 1938. Robert Johnson was a member of the 27 Club way before their was a 27 Club. You know the 27 Club the list of rockers who died at 27 including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and sadly too many more.

Sweet Home Chicago..

He lived the myth life. The devil and crossroads legend. His affairs. His drink. All add into a rock and roll persona years before rock had been invented.

This is probably the most famous Johnson cover Cream "Crossroads"

Happy Birthday Robert Johnson..

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