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Black History Month Day 11: Robert Johnson

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Robert Johnson may very well be the father of Rock ‘N Roll. He learned how to play the guitar in his teens. He got married young and had a baby who died in child birth.  The death threw him deeper into his music.

He got popular playing for tips down the Delta. His big break came when he was put in contact with Columbia Records talent scout Ernie Oertle who took him to Texas where he recorded several classics including, “Sweet Home Chicago,” “There’s A Hell Hound On My Trail,” and his signature “Terraplane Blues.”

He was known for his philandering ways and this caught up with him when he flirted with a woman at a juke joint.  Her husband got jealous and laced his whisky with strychnine.  He died four days later at the age of 27.

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