|Robert Johnson (left) with Johnny Shines|
A photograph of blues legend Robert Johnson has been authenticated after being discovered in 2005. Full story here.
This is only one of three photos we have of the man said to have sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for preternatural guitar skills; a theory given some credence by songs like 'Me and The Devil Blues', 'Hellhound on My Trail' and 'If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day' (below). Alternatively, he could have just gone away and worked really hard on those licks and scales. You decide.
If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day (1936)