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Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938 ) was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936–37 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 mostly on street corners, in juke joints, and at Saturday night dances, Johnson had little commercial success or public recognition in his lifetime.

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robert johnson, delta blues, crossroads, devil, soul, guitar, bluesman, songwriter, composer, larry butterworth

Comments

  • banrai
    banrai11 months ago

    superb series Larry

  • Thank you Banrai

    – Larry Butterworth

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moore11 months ago

    Wonderful poster, Larry, and tribute.

  • Thanks Fran, I really appreciate your comment

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesor11 months ago

    Fantastic Larry!! If not for Robert Johnson, we wouldn’t have as many Led Zeppelin “classics”!! :)

  • Long live Led Zeppelin, Thanks Keith

    – Larry Butterworth

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklier11 months ago

    Fab Poster! ~:0) VivaChas!

  • A big thanks to ya Chas

    – Larry Butterworth

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodensted11 months ago

    10-04-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thanks for the feature Kira

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarus11 months ago


    Great Work!
    Your Hosts, Stacey & Deborah
    10/8/13
    Big ROBERT JOHNSON fan here!

  • I appreciate the feature , thanks

    – Larry Butterworth

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesse8 months ago

    Stunning work!

  • Tarrby
    Tarrby6 months ago

    Another great Poster Larry, I love your style.

  • Thanks for your comment

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert6 months ago

    A real shame he was not recognised in his lifetime, but a great musician and an amazing story. Love the poster, especially the touch of hell fire !!

  • Thanks Nigel for stopping by.

    – Larry Butterworth

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