Legend has it Robert Johnson became a blues guitar master in an amazingly short time, hence the myth that he made a deal with the devil. Johnson didn't achieve fame during his lifetime, but his signature sound and lexicon of powerful tunes have lived on through the work of rock 'n' roll greats such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton. He was a mysterious loner, loved and hated by women, revered by other musicians. In 1937, after Johnson had a brief fling with the owner of a bar, the woman's irate husband poisoned the bluesman with... More >>>