Chess Records royalty: Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. Some of the core riffs created by them and others were the basis of a wide amount of Rock n' Roll. Many or their (and labelmate Chuck Berry's) songs were copied by many famous Rock n' Roll bands and artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Eric Clapton.
Sonny Boy Williamson II | He started his professional musical life as a radio DJ in Helena, Arkansas hosting the favorite King Biscuit Time radio show, which is still on the air to this day! He ended up at Chess Records, possibly the most legendary Blues record label to have ever existed.