This is a photo of the grave of the great bluesman Robert Johnson. Or rather it is one of at least three marked graves for the mysterious figure. Undoubtedly one of the greatest guitarists of all time and yet very little is actually known about Johnson. Wherever his body actually lies, his music and legend live on. He lived in a whirlwind, may he rest in peace. This photo is from Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church outside Greenwood, Mississippi.
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I’ll have to google him and read more about him. Thanks for sharing! Great picture
You definitely should. Songs like Crossroad and Sweet Home Chicago will probably be familiar. But his style of playing the guitar was different from anyone that came before him. An interesting character for sure!
what a perfect shot!! … actually – today – everything you have ever wanted to know about Robert Johnson has been researched and … I think you’ll enjoy the “RBF” .. Real Blues Forum … a closed group on fb .. historians, photographers, writers, musicians i.e. Paul Oliver, Dick Waterman, John Tefteller, Gayle Dean Wardlow, George Mitchell, Prof. Bruce Conforth and more … all with deep knowledge of the Blues, Bluesmen, sites and more .. just let them know I invited you .. seriously .. very cool, interesting people… LOVE this image! Shein
Thanks man – it was a place I’ve been trying to get to for a long time. I know you think he was buried elsewhere, but I guess at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter. I have sent a request to the RBF – sounds like a really cool forum – thanks for inviting me.