Albert King (April 1923 – December was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in May
John Lee Hooker: (August 1917 – June was a highly influential American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Hooker rose to prominence performing his own unique style of country blues. He developed a 'talking blues' style that was his trademark.