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The Spellbinding History Of How The Devil Allegedly Inserted Himself Into Legendary Music Careers

In a spellbinding video essay, the very knowledgeable YouTuber Polyphonic delves into how the devil has been inserted into the history of legendary musicians and composers for centuries. The first record of this occurring was with with Guiseppe Tartini in the 18th century, who was inspired to write the “Devil’s Trill Sonata” after a visit from Lucifer in a dream. In the 19th century, Niccolò Paganini‘s immense talent was blamed on the devil until his death. One of the most famous stories, guitarist Robert Johnson went down to the crossroads and came back a guitar virtuoso, penning his iconic trilogy “Cross Road Blues”, “Hellhound on my Trail” and “Me and the Devil Blues”.

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