publication date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 (part of Winter 2020)
clue: His deal with the devil, made at a famous intersection along a road immortalized in a Howlin' Wolf song, set the course of blues and rock & roll forever after.
explanation: The most famous story of Johnson's life was that he supposedly met the devil at the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61 in Mississippi and sold his soul to become successful in music. Howlin' Wolf later released the song "Highway 49" about the same road. more…
difficulty: very easy