This monument at Highways 40 and 61 in Clarksdale MS (where PAPER SON is set) marks the crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil for the ability to play the blues.
Or maybe it was a different crossroads, a little distance from here.
Or maybe, as some legends say, it was a graveyard.
And speaking of graveyards, when Johnson died of poison, or syphilis, or Marfan syndrome, he was buried in Morgan City MS, or Quito MS, or Greenwood MS. Or a Potter’s Field near the Dockery Plantation, where he died.
In other words, little is known for sure about the guy. Except he could sing and play like the Devil himself.