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There are several artists by the name Robert Johnson (listed as per Last.FM guidelines):
1) an American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter (1911-1938) amongst the most famous of Delta blues musicians; ranked fifth in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time; considered by some to be the “Grandfather of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
2) an English lutenist and composer of the late Tudorian and early Jacobean eras (c.1580-c.1634)
3) a 1970s Memphis-based American guitarist
4) former drummer for KC and The Sunshine Band

(1) Robert Johnson (Robert Leroy Johnson, Hazlehurst, Mississippi, May 8, 1911 - Greenwood, Mississippi, August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter, among the most famous of Delta blues musicians.
His landmark recordings from 1936–1937 display a remarkable combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced generations of musicians. Johnson’s shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend.
The first songs to appear were “Terraplane Blues” and “Last Fair Deal Gone Down,” “Terraplane Blues” became a moderate regional hit, selling 5,000 copies.
Other songs Johnson recorded were “Come On In My Kitchen,” “Kind Hearted Woman Blues,” “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom,” and “Cross Road Blues.” “Come on in My Kitchen” included the lines: “The woman I love took from my best friend/Some joker got lucky, stole her back again/You better come on in my kitchen, it’s going to be rainin’ outdoors.

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