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Robert Johnson – Rockers Who Died at Age 27

Robert JohnsonLegendary bluesman Robert Johnson, whose songs have been recorded by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band and many other classic rockers, died at age 27 in 1938.

Since so little is known about Johnson — who recorded barely more than two dozen songs, including “Dust My Broom” and “Sweet Home Chicago” in his unnaturally short life — some pretty crazy myths and rumors about him have taken hold in many people’s minds.  He’s rumored to have sold his soul to the Devil, and to have died after being poisoned by the jealous boyfriend of a woman he was talking to, just as famed talent scout John Hammond was trying to hand him a one-way ticket to fame and fortune.

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