He was never a household name himself, but Gallup's pioneering work with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps made him a guitar god for Clapton, Page, Beck et al.
'At Fillmore East' cemented the band's live reputation for delivering incendiary southern rock.
‘A Hard Road’ is one of the cornerstones of the 60s British blues boom, and made the UK Top 10 for John Mayall in March 1967.
The 2019 ceremony will also recognise, among other blues standards, the Muddy Waters song that gave the Rolling Stones their name.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
From blues and jazz to rock'n'roll and soul, here are the 50 best Chess Records singles to discuss and debate, but mainly to hear and consider.
It's the quintessential blues riff, but what is its strange history? Performed by everyone from Robert Johnson to Elmore James, we trace the song's origins.
The Black Crowes could always be counted on to produce the finest Southern rock of the late 20th Century, and ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ is no exception.
The US top 40 was new territory for the album-oriented band until Dickey Betts' song arrived.
The quartet's commercial momentum continued with their third album, 'Autumn '66.'
As 'Brothers and Sisters' entered the album chart, its Dickey Betts song ‘Ramblin’ Man'' hit the Hot 100 to become the band's first major hit.
In the grounds of a stately home in Hertfordshire, the Bucolic Frolic culminated in some mighty southern rock.
Powerhouse blues-rock favourites George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be honoured with three special vinyl LP releases from Capitol/UMe on 30 March 2018.
Tom Jones, Rodney Crowell, Bettye LaVette, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and others are on an upcoming tribute to bluesmaster Elmore James, out on 26 January 2018.
"OK, The Allman Brothers Band," was the simple introduction on 12 March 1971 at the Fillmore East. Our tribute to what may be the greatest live rock album.