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Robert Johnson
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Birth Name: Robert Leroy Johnson

Born: 8 May 1911 Died: 16 August 1938

Country of origin: United States


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Is 27 a Deadly Age? (22 items)
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i was murdered/assassinated (28 items)
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13 Creepy Rock 'n Roll Stories (13 items)
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A Death For Every Year (107 items)
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Listal's favourite Guitarist (79 items)
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Robert Johnson - Robert Johnson's Cross Road Blues

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About: Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936 to 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson's shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend, including the Faustian myth that he sold his soul at a crossroads to achieve success. As an itinerant performer who played mos ... (more)

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steven2185 added this to a list 2 years, 4 months ago
most influential guitarists in history (19 music items)

"Simplicity of blues "


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Damn Right, I Got The Blues (19 person items)

" Robert Johnson – ”King of the Delta Blues Singers”, was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi on May 8, 1911. The family soon moved to Memphis where they lived for several years. As a boy he showed an early interest in music, and started played Jews Harp, harmonica — then guitar. Robert Johnson was a handsome young man and liked the ladies. He first married in 1929, and sadly the child died during childbirth in 1930. This early tragedy led him to became absorbed in his music. Robert Johns"


Severin Severin added this to a list 2 years, 5 months ago
A Death For Every Year (107 person items)

" Murdered."


almaseletiva added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
Favorite Male Singers (60 person items)
Severin Severin added this to a list 3 years, 5 months ago
i was murdered/assassinated (28 person items)

" Murdered on August 16, 1938."


jeffpsychedelic added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
They died too soon (106 person items)

"1911-1938 "


jeffpsychedelic added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Music and Me (100 person items)
мя.ЂeLweNdeR added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Forever 27 Club: Musicians Who’ve Passed at Age 27 (8 person items)

" Unknown but typically attributed to strychnine poisoning"


Happy Vader added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
The 27 Club A.K.A Forever 27! (7 person items)

"Date Of Death: August 16 1938! How: Unknown, but typically attributed to strychnine poisoning! Fame: Blues singer and musician who recorded a very famous and influential set of 29 songs!"


Gaby added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Died At 27 (12 person items)

"American singer and guitarist died of poisoning in August 16, 1938. The details are unknown, and there are a number of accounts and theories. When Johnson was offered an open bottle of whiskey, his friend and fellow blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson knocked it out of his hand, and told him that he should never drink from an open bottle. Johnson allegedly said, “Don’t ever knock a bottle out of my hand”. Soon after, he was offered another open bottle and accepted it. That bottle was laced"


Dan added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Is 27 a Deadly Age? (22 person items)

" Blues singer and musician. Date of Death: August 16, 1938. Cause of Death: Unknown, but typically credited to strychnine poisoning."


jeffpsychedelic added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Died at 27's - R.I.P. (8 person items)
diabolical dr voodoo added this to a list 5 years, 1 month ago
Musicians Gone Much Too Soon (44 person items)

"Died at 27."


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VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists (100 person items)
Danie added this to a list 5 years, 11 months ago
13 Creepy Rock 'n Roll Stories (13 person items)

"Robert Johnson influenced musicians, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones. He lived in a rural area in Mississippi and dreamed of being a star. He was instructed to take his guitar to a crossroad, where he would sell his soul to the devil. He died in 1938 at the age of 27, after drinking poisoned whisky."