Greenwood, Mississippi: Robert Johnson Died On This Corner

The grandfather of rock and roll expired on August 16, 1938, in what is now a vacant lot with a large, helpful sign.

289 Young St., Greenwood, MS
On the northwest corner of Young and Pelican Sts. I-55 exit 185. Drive west on Hwy 82 for 23 miles into Greenwood. Turn right at the traffic light onto Bowie Lane. Drive north until it ends, and turn left onto Carrollton Ave. Drive a little over a half mile and then turn right onto Ave. A. Drive two blocks north and then turn left onto Young St. Drive two blocks.
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Robert Johnson Died On This Corner: Robert Johnson was the songwriter-singer-musician "grandfather of rock 'n' roll." He died in Leflore County, Mississippi, in 1938 -- and that's about all that anyone agrees on when it comes to his death. [01/24/2009] Complete Story...

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