Hooks Bros., Memphis, circa 1935 ©1989 Delta Haze Corporation
Hooks Bros., Memphis, circa 1935.
PHOTO: ©1989 Delta Haze Corporation

1. I was born on May 8, 1911, in the Mississippi Delta town of Hazelhurst, Mississippi.

2. I played blues guitar and a little harmonica, and sang.

3. My first album, King of the Delta Blues Singers, came out in 1961, almost 25 years after I died.

4. I only recorded 42 songs, and my biggest hit, “Terraplane Blues,” sold about 5,000 copies.

5 I died under very mysterious circumstances, and many legends have been told about my last days.

6. I wasn’t very well known during my lifetime, but I am now considered one of the best and most influential guitarists ever.

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Answer: Robert Johnson