1987 ♦ Sonny Terry (1911 - 1986) - blind American Piedmont blues musician. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers, and imitations of trains and fox hunts.
Sonny Boy Williamson II (b Alex 'Rice' Miller, early 1900s-1965), American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, acknowledged as a charismatic and influential blues musician, with considerable prowess on the harmonica and highly creative songwriting skills. In Europe. he had a custom-tailored, two-tone suit, a bowler hat, matching umbrella and attaché case for his harmonicas. He recorded with The Yardbirds, and had a direct influence on later blues and rock performers