Robert Johnson influenced blues players and rockers years after he passed away in 1938.
Eric Clapton performing "Hellhound on my Trail"
The Rolling Stones "Love in Vain"
Sweet Home Chicago..
He lived the myth life. The devil and crossroads legend. His affairs. His drink. All add into a rock and roll persona years before rock had been invented.
This is probably the most famous Johnson cover Cream "Crossroads"