With his recent Live at the Copa album climbing the charts, Sam was on the brink of stepping up to the big leagues, a crossover figure on par with Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr.
He was already a legend, and his story of meeting Satan at the crossroads to make an exchange for his extraordinary talent had already permeated the popular culture of his day and became even more ingrained after his death—making him, well, maybe the very first rock star.
He acquired his talent overnight, it seemed to those around him, who surmised he must have set out to the crossroads, met the devil, and "made a deal. Johnson was a phenomenal innovator, and a singular voice, but his repertoire—like those of most blues players at the time—consisted of variations on older songs, or responses to other, very talented musicians.
Most of the songs he recorded were in this vein—with at least two very notable exceptions: He may have been murdered, or—like so many later stars who died too young—he may have simply burned out.
Still, this picture has been pieced together from so many tattered and flimsy scraps that almost any one of them must to some extent be taken on faith. Nor do fans of rock and blues and other artists who find the Robert Johnson legend tantalizing.It’s a story made more relevant, in the construction of the Robert Johnson myth, when coupled with Johnson’s frequent references to the Devil.
In his songs including, ‘Me And The Devil Blues. The true story of how Robert Johnson, the father of the blues lived and died, based on the accounts of people who actually knew him The Life and Death of Robert Johnson - Pt.1 Back in the early '90's, I decided to visit the land of the blues, and ended up spending a couple of weeks in Memphis and northern Mississippi.
However Bob. A short story conserves characters and scenes, typically by focusing on just one conflict, and drives towards a sudden, unexpected revelation. Go easy on the exposition and talky backstory — your reader doesn’t need to know everything that you know about your characters.
Early life and career. Bob Marley was born 6 February on the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, to Norval Sinclair Marley (–) and Cedella Booker (–). Norval Marley was a white Jamaican originally from Sussex, England, whose family claimed Syrian Jewish origins.
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The death of the Doors frontman remains one of rumors, intrigue and conflicting theories. Here we take a look at the twists and turns of one of rock's greatest mysteries. The rest of the story—of Robert Johnson’s fatal encounter with the jealous husband of an admirer—is a more plausible development, though it too may be apocryphal.