Saturday, May 08, 2010

May 8 Birthday: Robert Leroy Johnson

Robert Leroy Johnson, musician
May 8, 1911-Aug. 16, 1938

The Blues Singers: Ten Who Rocked the World by Julius Lester, illustrated by Lisa Cohen (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2001)

Johnson, a gifted guitar player and singer died young. However, his legacy lives on in the likes of Dylan, the Stones and Clapton.

The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation site features an article from the LA Times about this famous bluesman.