1. Robert Johnson
Robert Leroy Johnson is an American guitar legend and became an important source of inspiration for other influential guitarists, such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Jimmy Page. Robert Johnson has had a significant impact on the music industry and his playing style was out of his time. However, he has limited influence on his peers in the same era, as he played mostly at Saturday night dances and in juke joints. Robert became popular many years after his death and ranked 5th in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.