I can´t believe I didn´t put Stevie Ray Vaughan in this list yet. As all these great legends he died too soon. He was inspired by Jimi Hendrix a lot and now he become the inspiration of thousands and thousands of guitar players. He was a true master of the blues and could express himself with his instrument better than with words.
(Check his brother too ¨Jimmy Vaughan¨ he also truely is a SKILLED musician)