It's hard to overestimate the importance of Robert Johnson to the 20th century. Though he only made 42 recordings over the course of his short life, they have lived on, and inspired many, long after his violent death in 1938. His life has been mythologized to an extent that doesn't seem possible our modern, materialist age, where myth has supposedly disappeared in favor of reason. He supposedly sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his musical talent. He was poisoned (possibly) by a jealous husband of a woman he was flirting with in a bar. He was only known to have been photographed twice as an adult, including the photo on the shirt. And his music, haunting and powerful, was long thought to have been played and recorded by two people, until contemporaries confirmed that he had done it all with his own two hands.