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GUEST,Ian cookieless location of Robert Johnson's crossroads (28) RE: location of Robert Johnson's crossroads 27 Feb 08

I saw a TV documentary about RJ where [insert name of blues player I cannot now recollect] said RJ never told the story about meeting the devil at the crossroads - [unremembered name] did. I obviously cannot vouch for the truth or otherwise of either origin of the legend.

In the end, does it matter? It seems to me it only matters if one believes the story to be true or if one wants to go on an RJ pilgrimage to see the site.

But what would you see when you got there? Surely not any 'truth' or otherwise: no devil, no music, no further understanding, but just a crossroad.

So you have a bit of the 'true cross' ... a piece of Noah's ark ... a plectrum Jimi Hendrix used ... a towel Jim Morrison once wiped his face on. What have you got? A bit of wood, a plectrum, a towel. Not insight or understanding.

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