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Robert Johnson (X) (1911–1938)

Robert Johnson was born on May 8, 1911 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, USA as Robert Leroy Johnson. He was married to Calleta "Callie" Craft and Virginia Travis. He died on August 13, 1938 in Greenwood, Mississippi. See full bio »

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 2014 Guitar Man (Documentary) (writer: "Love in Vain" - as Robert Leroy Johnson) (post-production)
 2013 iBrain (Short) (writer: "Sweet Home Chicago") (completed)
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (writer: "Dust My Broom")
 2013 Bank Roll (writer: "Steady Rollin' Man")
 2012 Not Fade Away (performer: "Me and the Devil Blues") / (writer: "Me and the Devil Blues", "Dust My Broom")
 2012 Music High (writer: "Stop Breakin' Down Blues")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.83 (2011) ... (writer: "Sweet Home Chicago" - uncredited)
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (writer: "Crossroads (Live At Winterland)")
 2010 The Downbeat (Short) (writer: "Walking Blues", "Crossroads")
 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.108 (2010) ... (writer: "Crossroads" - uncredited)
 2010 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Big Sur 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Crossroads")
 2009 Suck (performer: "Crossroads") / (writer: "Crossroads")
 2009 Down Terrace (performer: "Little Queen of Spades") / (writer: "Little Queen of Spades")
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Road Not Taken (2009) ... (performer: "Traveling Riverside Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Traveling Riverside Blues" - uncredited)
  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Gone Dead Train (2009) ... (performer: "Dead Shrimp Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dead Shrimp Blues" - uncredited)
 2009 Crepuscular Suburban Blues (Short) (performer: "Kind Hearted Woman") / (writer: "Kind Hearted Woman")
 2008 Cadillac Records (writer: "Country Blues" - as Robert Leroy Johnson)
 2007 Hounddog (writer: "Come on in My Kitchen")
  Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Crossroad Blues (2006) ... (performer: "Crossroad Blues") / (writer: "Crossroad Blues")
 2006 Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (Documentary) (writer: "Sweet Home Chicago")
 2005 Rush: R30 (Video documentary) (writer: "Crossroads")
 2005 Guitar Hero (Video Game) (writer: "Cross Road Blues" a/k/a "Crossroads")
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cream Reunion Concert (2005) ... (writer: "Crossroads")
 2005 Stoned (performer: "Come on in my kitchen", "Stop breaking down") / (writer: "Love in Vain", "Come on in my kitchen", "Stop breaking down")
 2005 The Skeleton Key (performer: "Come On in My Kitchen") / (writer: "Come On in My Kitchen")
 2005 The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 1999 (Video documentary) (writer: "Stop Breakin' Down")
 2004 Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J (Video documentary) (writer: "Kind Hearted Woman", "They're Red Hot", "Hell Hound on My Trail", "Sweet Home Chicago", "When You Got a Good Friend", "Milk Cow's Calf Blues", "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day", "Stop Breaking Down", "Little Queen of Spades", "Traveling Riverside Blues", "Terraplane Blues", "Me and the Devil Blues", "From Four Until Late", "Love in Vain", "Ramblin' on My Mind", "Stones in My Passway")
 2004 Employee of the Month (writer: "Devil")
 2003 Desperate Man Blues (Documentary) (performer: "Cross Roads Blues") / (writer: "Cross Roads Blues")
 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD (Video documentary) (writer: "Travelling Riverside Blues")
 2003 Holes (writer: "Everybody Pass Me By")
 2003 Kopps (performer: "SPUTNIK MONROE")
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short) (performer: "Cross Road Blues") / (writer: "Cross Road Blues")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (performer: "Ramblin' on My Mind") / (writer: "Ramblin' on My Mind")
 2000 Chocolat (lyrics: "They're Red Hot") / (music: "They're Red Hot")
 1999 Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Crossroads ("Cross Roads Blues")")
 1999 Guardami (writer: "Crossroads")
 1999 Post Mortem (performer: "Love in Vain Blues")
 1998-1999 SeaChange (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Looking Forward to the Past (1999) ... (as R. Johnson, "Travelling Riverside Blues")
- Broken Hearts and Crustaceans (1999) ... (as R. Johnson, "Hellhound On My Trail")
- The Fellowship of the Suit (1998) ... (as R. Johnson, "Stop Breaking Down")
- Full Fathom Five (1998) ... (as R. Johnson, "Hellhound On My Trail")
 1998 Among Giants (performer: "The Groove Line")
 1998 Phoenix (performer: "Terraplane Blues", "From Four Until Late") / (writer: "Terraplane Blues", "From Four Until Late")
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi (performer: "Walkin' Blues") / (writer: "Walkin' Blues")
 1995 Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show #11 (1995) ... (writer: "Sweet Home Chicago")
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "Crossroads")
  Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Something Like a War (1994) ... (performer: "Come On in My Kitchen") / (writer: "Come On in My Kitchen")
 1992 The Search for Robert Johnson (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Preachin' Blues", "Hell Hound On My Trail", "Phonograph Blues", "Terraplane Blues", "Stones In My Pathway", "Honeymoon Blues", "Love In Vain", "I'm a Steady Rollin' Man", "Last Fair Deal Gone Down", "Malted Milk", "Me and the Devil Blues") / (writer: "Preachin' Blues", "Hell Hound On My Trail", "Phonograph Blues", "Terraplane Blues", "They're Red Hot", "Sweet Home Chicago", "Stones In My Pathway", "Honeymoon Blues", "Love In Vain", "Ramblin' on My Mind", "I'm a Steady Rollin' Man", "Cross Road Blues", "Me and the Devil", "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom", "Come on In My Kitchen", "Kindhearted Woman Blues", "Last Fair Deal Gone Down", "32-20 Blues", "Walking Blues", "Malted Milk", "Kind Hearted Woman", "Me and the Devil Blues")
 1992 Unplugged (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eric Clapton (1992) ... (writer: "Walkin' Blues", "Malted Milk")
 1991 For the Boys (writer: "Crossroads")
 1990 Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (writer: "Ramblin' on My Mind")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Me And The Devil Blues")
 1990 The Cream of Eric Clapton (Video documentary) (writer: "Crossroads")
 1989 Thunderground (writer: "Ramblin' on My Mind")
 1989 Matlock (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Mayor: Part 2 (1989) ... (writer: "Sweet Home Chicago" - uncredited)
- The Mayor: Part 1 (1989) ... (writer: "Sweet Home Chicago" - uncredited)
 1986 Eric Clapton and Friends (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Crossroads")
 1986 Crossroads (writer: "CROSS ROADS")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "SWEET HOME CHICAGO")
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (writer: "Walkin' Blues")
 1976 Kings of the Road (writer: "Love in Vain" - uncredited)
 1973 Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (Documentary) (writer: "Love In Vain")
 1970 Gimme Shelter (Documentary) (writer: "Love in Vain")
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.9 (1969) ... (writer: "Love In Vain")
 1969 The Stones in the Park (Documentary) (writer: "Love in Vain")
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His shadowy, poorly-documented life and death have given rise to much legend, including the story that he sold his soul to the devil in order to learn to play the blues; and the story that he was given a poisoned beer by a romantic rival. See more »

Nickname:

King of the Delta Blues Singers See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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