Robert Johnson: rare new photograph of delta blues king authenticated after eight years | Music | The Guardian

Robert Johnson: rare new photograph of delta blues king authenticated after eight years | Music | The Guardian.

Until now, there were only two verified photographs of Johnson (1911-1938), who remains the most inspirational musician produced by the Mississippi Delta and the man Eric Clapton once anointed as “the most important blues musician who ever lived”. This weekend a third, newly cleaned-up and authenticated image has been released by the Johnson estate showing him standing next to musician Johnny Shines.

Robert Johnson: rare new photograph of delta blues king authenticated after eight years | Music | The Guardian

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