Hellhound on my trail: the lost guitar of Robert Johnson

Most people have heard the story, in one form or another, of the legendary Delta Blues guitar player who went by the name of Robert Johnson. According to the legend, on a dark October night sometime in the late 1920’s, he traveled to the intersection of Highway 8 and Highway 1 in Rosedale, Mississippi and struck a deal with the Devil himself. As story goes, when Johnson arrived at the crossroads the Devil was sitting on a log by the side of the road, accompanied by a hairless dog, described…

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#TodayInHistory – October 18

October 18 – Some important events on this day. 1009 👉🏼 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church’s foundations down to bedrock 1356 👉🏼 Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys Basel in Switzerland. 1685 👉🏼 French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants 1776 👉🏼 In a bar decorated with bird tail in Elmsford, New York, a customer requests a glassful of “those cock…

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