Robert Johnson
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"Robert Leroy Johnson" was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson's shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend, including the Deal with the Devil/Faustian myth that he sold his soul at a crossroads (mythology)/crossroads to achieve success. As an itinerant performer who played mostly on street corners, in juke joints, and at Saturday night dances, Johnson had little commercial success or public recognition in his lifetime.

It was only after the reissue of his recordings in 1961 on the LP King of the Delta Blues Singers that his work reached a wider audience. Johnson is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly of the Mississippi Delta blues style. He is credited by many rock musicians as an important influence; Eric Clapton has called Johnson "the most important blues singer that ever lived." Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an early Influence in their first induction ceremony in 1986. In 2010, David Fricke ranked Johnson fifth in Rolling Stone?s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

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The deepest thing I have to say in comment to that is that the principle work is to be done within the individual him/herself, and to learn to cope with one's own masculinity and femininity within is an absolute prerequisite before one has the right to talk about exterior relationships.

History seems to be so clumsy.

I had a patient once who dreamed she kept her husband in the deep freeze except for mating. Lots of men feel that way.

We live in a time of great change in how men and women see themselves and how they respond to life and to each other.

History has always been a series of pendulum swings, but the individual doesn't have to get caught in that.

I like the old custom of godparents. Neither of my parents were good carriers or teachers for me, and at age 15, I had the instinctive sense to go out and get myself a pair of godparents.

If she has a good, strong, reliable father image, which is hard to find these days, that will be her image of men, probably for the rest of her life. She'll look for a husband who embodies those qualities.

I think the patriarchal world has reigned supreme for so long that the pendulum's swinging too far the other way. It needed to be rectified, but to swing the pendulum too far the other way is almost as bad.

That's how I torture myself.