Robert Johnson

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Birthday
8, 1911
Birthplace
Hazlehurst, GA
Death Date
Aug 16, 1938 (27)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1911
Birthplace
Hazlehurst, GA
Death Date
Aug 16, 1938 (27)

About

Mississippi singer and guitarist who is known as the King of the Delta Blues and who sang songs like "When You Got a Good Friend."

Before Fame

He felt a tinge of guilt for pursuing a career in what was termed "Devil's music" instead of farming.

Trivia

He was ranked #71 on Rolling Stone's Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2011.

Family Life

He married Virginia Travis in 1929 and he had a child with Vergie Mae Smith while living in Martinsville. He married Caletta Craft in 1931.

Associated With

He inspired a number of legendary musicians including folk icon Bob Dylan.