The first REAL country bluesman
I got into. I found Chicago blues through the Rolling Stones and others
(as did most Brits in the '60s). I credit the Rolling Stones because
I saw them (for the first time) in '64 and they were magnificent. From
them I graduated to Robert Johnson et al. I bought the Robert Johnson
LP and, WOW, nobody even knew exactly when he was born or when he died!
Things have moved on since then and, apparently, Robert being a bit
of a womaniser, he got too friendly with the wife of a local juke joint
owner and was given a bottle of whiskey with the seal broken. You've
guessed it, he drank it and never sang again (or got friendly with another
woman). Only 27.
Some (truncated) covers of RJ's