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From the Archives: Peter Guralnick Discusses "Searching for Robert Johnson."

Music writer Peter Guralnick. is author of "Searching For Robert Johnson" which examines the brief life of perhaps the greatest blues musician of all time. In the 20s and 30s, Johnson was "King of the Delta Blues Singers," and a sensation throughout the South. Johnson died at age 27, shot to death by a jealous husband, but his music continued to be studied and copied by artists such as Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. (REBROADCAST from 10/20/89.)


Other segments from the episode on August 30, 1999

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 30, 1999: Interview with B.B. King; Interview with Peter Guralnick.


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