H, 1951: Classic B. B. King, with great trademark vocals and guitar work. By this point in King’s career, black blues artists like King, Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf were starting to be known to rock audiences thanks to credit being given to them by bands like The Rolling Stones and Cream, and thanks to publications such as Rolling Stone. B.B. King was really the first musician who spoke to his audience through his guitar as much as through his vocals, and paved the way for everyone who followed.