The Story of Robert Johnson

Ray MacLean — robert-johnson — flickr — https://www.flickr.com/photos/raymaclean/3206430123

“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend”. No other statement could better encapsulate the life and legacy of Robert Johnson, the King of the Delta blues. As music’s answer to Faust, the fiction has outlived the fact. It has curled the toes of many, and lined the pockets of the few. His story has fed and feeds our superstitious tendencies. It makes for good print, but perhaps tarnishes the real, living and breathing man behind the…