The 40 Most Ratchet Music Rumors

23. Robert Johnson Sold His Soul To The Devil

Bob Dylan Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Keith Richards all have said that guitarist Robert Johnson was a huge influence for them. Many blues heads will swear up and down that young Johnson wanted be a great guitarist so badly he went to "the crossroads" in Mississippi at midnight. There, he met with the devil himself, promised El Diablo his soul in exchange for some evil wizardry. Although Johnson didn't start recording until three years before his death-making hits like “Hellhound On My Trail” and “Me and the Devil Blues”-chances are that his amazing play was achieved the same way others get good: practice.

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