Nice artwork; especially Joplin. Robert Johnson’s demise was due to substance abuse, too. However, in his case he was killed by drinking poisoned laced whiskey. The story goes that he was philandering with another man’s main squeeze; who offered Johnson an opened bottle during a break in a gig. A companion (possibly Son House) forewarned Johnson not to imbibe since the bottle’s seal was broken. Johnson ignored him and died leaving behind a legacy of about 41 sides (recordings) which have influenced blues, rock, and R&B ever since; and several have been covered many times by individual performers and by super groups such as the Stones, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Cream.
August 14, 2015