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Blues Guitar Icon Robert Johnson Remembered 100 Years Later


100 years after his birth, and more than 72 years after his passing, Robert Johnson is still one of the most influential Blues and Rock And Roll guitarists ever. In a new post by Blues Guitar Unleashed founder, Griff Hamlin, his story and his impact on modern music are being remembered. For the full story, visit

According to Griff, “He died a young man, at just 27 years old. He only cut a handful of songs in his life, but they have been re-recorded by countless other artists and will likely continue to be enjoyed for generations to come.”

Also cited in the post is Grammy award winning music historian Rob Bowman who says, “Robert Johnson’s a massive influence on blues and blues-based rock. He’s huge. If we look at the blues, there are three musicians who are absolutely seminal: Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Robert Johnson. Those three informed so much of the repertoire, aesthetics and playing techniques of people like Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and so on.”

Griff goes on to add that “having such a short life and career and to have such an impact is something that very few artists can claim. Jimi Hendrix is one of the few others that come to mind.”

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