Devil's Crossroads

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This is “The Crossroads,” the location where legend says blues great Robert Johnson was said to have sold his soul to the Devil for the ability to be a great blues guitar player.

Robert Leroy Johnson, was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in the late 1930’s had a combination of singing, guitar playing, and songwriting that has influenced many great musicians including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Jimi Hendrix. In 2004, Eric Clapton issued Me and Mr. Johnson which consists of covers of songs written and originally recorded by Robert Johnson.

Robert Johnson died at the young age of 27 on August 16, 1938 under mysterious circumstances. The exact location of his grave is not known, however three different markers have been erected at possible sites in church cemeteries near Greenwood Mississippi.

Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first induction ceremony in 1986.

US-61 & US 49
Clarksdale MS 38614