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Church Benefits From Blues: Revived interest in blues singer Robert Johnson will be a boon to the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church near Morgan City, Miss. A 29-song collection of Johnson’s works is selling well, and Columbia Records plans to give $10,000 to a fund to build a monument to Johnson and help the church with financial problems. Johnson, who died in 1938 after drinking poisoned liquor, was a great influence on such rock ‘n’ roll acts as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton.


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