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Robert Johnson’s birthday
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Robert Johnson, known as the King of the Delta Blues, was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi on May 8th 1911.
Robert progressed from barely adequate strummer to the most inventive guitarist of his era in just a few short months. Did he sell his soul to the Devil at the crossroads at midnight in return for his unique talent? His playing certainly took Blues guitar to another level, but perhaps the debt was called soon in, as he became the Founding Father of The 27 Club..