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Retrospective blues: Robert Johnson—an open letter to Eric Clapton

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 31 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:489
  1. David Connell (
  1. GP principal, Fyvie Oldmeldrum Medical Group, Inverurie

    Let us hope the medical profession can continue to learn from all the other worlds that surround it, and which it ultimately serves. Blues aficionados among you may have enjoyed Eric Clapton's Sessions for Robert J—a personal tribute to Robert Johnson, “the most important blues musician who ever lived.”

    Session IV of the material featured marvellous acoustic playing by Clapton, emulating his favourite influence, and also his enlightening commentary regarding the difficulty of …

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