Robert Johnson

Icons of the Century

Though he recorded fewer than 30 songs over a single seven-month period in the 1930s, Mississippi’s Robert Johnson changed the world.

His earthshaking blues would help ignite a cultural revolution with rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, while Johnson’s near-magical powers became a larger-than-life force that spawned a crusade among those who lived for the power of music to transform their spirit.

He gave those who followed the promise of possibility, proving finally that a man and his songs could live forever.

For blues and beyond, Johnson wrote the book that everyone else not only read, but memorized.

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