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Johnson, Robert, 1911-1938


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  • Fuller Name

    • Robert Leroy
  • Variants

    • Johnson, Robert, d. 1938
    • Johnson, Robert Leroy, 1911-1938
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Johnson, Robert, d. 1938
  • Sources

    • found: Robert Johnson, king of the Delta blues singers. [Phonodisc] 1961.
    • found: Gissing, W. Mississippi Delta Blues, 1986:t.p. (Robert Johnson, 1911-1938) p. 15 (probable b. date, 5/8/11)
    • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. mus.(Johnson, Robert; b. ca. 1912, Hazlehurst, MS, d. Aug. 16, 1938, Greenwood, MS; blues singer and guitarist)
    • found: Int. dict. of Black composers, 1999(Johnson, Robert Leroy; b. May 8, 1911, Hazlehurst, Miss., d. Aug. 16, 1938, Greenwood, Miss.)
    • found: Grove Music Online, 29 Feb. 2012(Robert Johnson, American blues singer and guitarist; born 8 May 1911 in Hazlehurst, MS; died 16 Aug. 1938 in Greenwood, MS)
    • found: Encyclopedia of the blues, 2006(Johnson, Robert Leroy; born May 8, 1911, Hazlehurst, Mississippi, died August 16, 1938, Greenwood, Mississippi; guitarist and singer)
    • found: Stambler, Irwin. Folk and blues, 2001(Johnson, Robert; Robert Leroy Johnson; born May 8, 1911, Hazlehurst, Mississippi, died August 16, 1938, Greenwood, Mississippi; blues singer, guitarist, harmonica player, songwriter)
    • found: Graves, Tom. Crossroads, ©2008:page 13 (Robert Leroy Johnson; born May 8, 1911 "or thereabouts", Hazlehurst, Mississippi; no birth certificate known to exist; 1911 is generally agreed upon by most reputable researchers) page 39 (probably died August 16, 1938; date verified on official State of Mississippi death certificate)
    • found: Pearson, Barry Lee. Robert Johnson, ©2003:page 1 (died in 1938, three months after his 27th birthday) page 6 (according to most accounts, Robert Leroy Johnson was born May 8, 1911, Hazlehurst, Mississippi) page 10 (died August 16, 1938, near Greenwood, Mississippi) footnote, page 115 (evidence of birth date is not conclusive; school records, marriage licenses, and his 1938 death certificate suggest birth years of 1908, 1909, 1910, and 1912; however, he is not listed in the 1910 Census, so the 1908 and 1909 dates are the least persuasive)
    • found: Schroeder, Patricia R. Robert Johnson, mythmaking, and contemporary American culture, ©2004:page 19 (Robert Leroy Johnson; probably born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, May 8, 1911; the date was provided by his half-sister and is the one usually listed in the most thoroughly researched studies of his life; some biographers have proposed other dates, e.g. "around 1912" (David Evans) and "between September 1911 and August 1912" (Calt and Wardlow); school records list his age as 14 in 1924, suggesting a birth year of 1910, but age 18 in 1927, suggesting 1909; his first marriage license lists his age as 21 in February 1929 (that is, born in 1907); his second marriage license lists him as 26 in August 1938, implying he was born in 1912; not listed in 1910 Census)
  • LC Classification

    • ML420.J735
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-07-21: new
    • 2019-02-09: revised
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