Eurythmics, Mariah Carey, Rick Nowels, The Neptunes and Motown's William 'Mickey' Stevenson are also included in the Class of 2020.
Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there, as we reveal…
‘Bare Wires’ was John Mayall’s breakthrough album in the US. Released in 1968 in mixes blues, folk, jazz, R&B, progressive rock and even psychedelia.
Fish is currently on an exhaustive US tour, with European dates to follow in February and March 2020.
Named one of the greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone, the iconic blues man won 15 Grammys and sold more than 40 million records worldwide.
Along with his beloved guitar 'Lucille', BB King brought the blues out of the margins and into the mainstream America.
Since this landmark debut, Harper has since released over 20 studio and live albums, including collaborations with Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama.
‘Live In Cook County Jail’ is a truly classic BB King album that deserves to stand shoulder to shoulder with his ‘Live At The Regal’.
Josh White, singer, guitarist, songwriter and civil rights activist often gets left out of "official" Blues history, but helped to popularize the genre.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic 'I'm Ready,' on 1 September 1954.
With his trio The Blue Line, Robben Ford recorded an exquisitely played and impressively varied set of covers and originals in the 1995 LP ‘Handful Of Blues’.
Recorded at Chess Studios, this EP paid homage to their Stones' blues roots while at the same time helped establish their "sound".
His fourth solo album was a celebration of both Eric's refuelled creativity and some great musical relationships.
Allman's solo debut, 'Laid Back' peaked at number 13 on the Billboard chart while its signature hit ‘Midnight Rider’ became a top 20 hit across North America.
In August 1941, John Lomax recorded Muddy Waters with Henry ‘Son’ Sims playing ‘Country Blues’, ‘I Be Troubled’ and ‘Burr Clover Blues’.