Son of Robert Johnson to Retain Photograph Rights

February 21, 2014 12:11 PM

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Son of Robert Johnson to Retain Photograph Rights

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the son of the Delta blues musician Robert Johnson retains the rights to the only two known photographs of his father and the profits from those pictures, The Associated Press reported.

Robert Johnson, whose songs included “Cross Road Blues” and “Love in Vain,” is widely credited as a forefather of rock ‘n’ roll (and, more apocryphally, for having sold his soul to the Devil for his guitar skills). But only two photos are known to have been taken of him before he died in 1938 at the...

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