Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) , The Chicago electric blues legend influenced countless rockers and is himself in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The singer-guitarist, a onetime farmhand from Clarksdale, Mississippi, wrote "Mannish Boy," "Baby Please Don't Go," "Rollin' and Tumblin'" and "Rollin' Stone," after which The Rolling Stones named themselves. He died of a heart attack April 30th, 1983.
Muddy was a major influence on many rockers. Jimi Hendrix said that the first guitar player he was aware of was Muddy Waters. Eric Clapton was a big fan and was even his best man when Muddy married his second wife.
INTERVIEW WITH MUDDY WATERS FROM 1971
"Manish Boy" is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love", is based on the Muddy Waters hit "You Need Love", written by Willie Dixon. Dixon wrote some of Muddy Waters' songs, including "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (a big hit for Foghat),The Allman Brothers did a version of "Hoochie Coochie Man"and a list of other songs like "Trouble No More"
Angus Young, of AC/DC, is a big Muddy fan "You Shook Me All Night Long" came from lyrics of the Muddy song "You Shook Me". Led Zeppelin also did it on their first album.