Possibly the first REAL country bluesman I got into. I found Chicago blues through the Rolling Stones and others (as did most Brits in the '60s). I credit the Rolling Stones because I saw them (for the first time) in '64 and they were magnificent. From them I graduated to Robert Johnson et al. I bought the Robert Johnson LP and, WOW, nobody even knew exactly when he was born or when he died! (Things have moved on since then). AND, if you'd never heard of Robert Johnson then Eric Clapton wouldn't speak to you! Hey, I've heard of RJ, where are you Eric?
Some covers of RJ's recordings: