John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker was a highly influential American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Hooker began his life as the son of a sharecropper, William Hooker, and rose to prominence performing his own .
Muddy Waters, generally considered the "father of modern Chicago blues". He was a major inspiration for the British blues explosion in the and was ranked No. 17 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.