It was in 1927 that Texan Bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson recorded ‘See That My Grave Is Kept Clean’, it instantly became one of his best-known songs. Two years later he was dead, probably from a heart attack while disorientated in a snow storm in Chicago.. He was taken back to Texas to be buried and for many years his grave was unmarked and far from clean. In 1967 it finally got a Texas Historical Marker in the general area of his plot, the precise location having been lost to the mists of time. Come 1996, the cemetery and marker were in poor condition, but a new granite headstone was erected in 1997.
Robert Johnson, for many the greatest bluesman and certainly a legend has not one but three graves. One has a head stone erected by Sony Music, at another location a headstone paid for by the members of ZZ Top. The third is where an 85 year old lady called Rosie Eksridge who revealed in 2000 that her husband helped to bury Johnson in another graveyard about 3 miles from Three Forks.
James ‘Son’ Thomas’s grave
Mississippi Frede McDowell’s grave