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  • One of three headstones in the Mississippi Delta region that marks a suspected final resting spot for the blues guitarist.

    Blues guitarist's legend lives long after his death

    When bluesman Robert Johnson died broke and all but unknown in a tiny Mississippi crossroads town, he was buried in a homemade coffin and an unmarked grave. Yet, a century after he came into this world, his eerie blues still influence artists from Eric Clapton to John Mayer, and his legacy continues to be celebrated.

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  • This Thursday, April 7, 2011 photo courtesy of Julie Skarratt shows, from left to right, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, musician Eric Clapton and blues legend Taj Mahal during Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2011 Annual Gala in New York. The organization raised more than $3.6 million dollars via the Gala, which will benefit the thousands of performance, education and broadcast events that the organization produces each year.   (AP Photo/Julie Skarratt)

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  • FILE - In this  June 26, 2010 file photo, Eric Clapton performs during the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.  Eric Clapton is parting with dozens of guitars and amps at a New York City auction to benefit an alcohol and drug treatment center he founded in Antigua.  New York-Bonhams will offer the 70 guitars and 70 amps next Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

    Eric Clapton guitars slated for NYC auction block

    Eric Clapton is parting with dozens of guitars and amps at a New York City auction to benefit an alcohol and drug treatment center he founded in Antigua.

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  • Warner Music, home to artists such as Eric Clapton, Jason Mraz and Cee Lo Green, announced the changes Friday.

    Warner Music chairman and CEO to switch jobs →

  • "At first the music almost repelled me, it was so intense, and this man made no attempt to sugarcoat what he was trying to say or play. It was hard-core, more than anything I had ever heard. After a few listenings, I realized that on some level, I had found the master, and that following this man's example would be my life's work," Mr. Clapton wrote.

    Blues guitarist's legend lives long after his death →

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