Robert Johnson Centennial

Blues lovers all over the world will celebrate Robert Johnson’s 100’s birthday this year. The artist, equally famous for the ominous story about how he acquired his superb musical skills and his tragic death at the age of only  27, was born on May 8, 1911 in Hazelhurst, MS.

I’ve read this great article about him in the USA Today and thought I should share it with you on Blues Thursday.

And here is the events calendar of the Centennial Celebration Festival in Chicago, IL June 10 -12, 2011

And here’s Honeyboy Edwards’ take on Sweet Home Chicago



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