African Americans on Postage Stamps

Robert Johnson

Blues Singer and Composer

29-cent Robert Johnson stamp
The Robert Johnson stamp was issued September 17, 1994.

Despite his short life and limited recording history (he recorded only 29 songs before he died at age 27), Robert Johnson had a tremendous impact on the blues. He is best known for a unique blues guitar style that influenced his contemporaries in the 1930s as well as modern blues artists and even rock guitarists. Johnson is a member of both the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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