3/6. Music journalist Paul Sexton explores the life and career of itinerant, tormented Mississippi-born blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Johnson , who died - probably from poisoning - in 1938, aged 27, unaware of the immeasurable impact his relatively few recordings would have on postwar Chicago blues, jazz, R&B and rock. Few 20th-century artists remain as mythically defined as Johnson, who allegedly earned his great talent in a crossroads meeting with Satan, immortalised in the singer's 1936 signature classic Cross Road Blues. The series includes contributions from blues veteran David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Eric Clapton ,
Ronnie Wood , Peter Green , Robert Plant, Dave Davies , Dave Kelly ,
Chris Dreja , Johnson's family members and many others.
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