Rock and Roll Hall of Fame early influences

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Can you name the musicians inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as early influences?

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YearMusician(s)Hint
1986The 'Father of Country Music'
1986Boogie-woogie piano player
1986The 'King of the Delta Blues singers', songs include 'Sweet Home Chicago' and 'Crossroad Blues'
1987The 'Father of Rhythm & Blues'
1987Pioneered the electric blues guitar sound
1987Country musician, wrote 'Your Cheatin' Heart' and 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'
1988Folk musician, wrote 'This Land Is Your Land'
1988Songs include 'Goodnight, Irene' and 'The Midnight Special'
1988Jazz and country guitarist, helped invent the electric guitar
1989Band, forerunners of doo-wop and rhythm & blues
1989The 'Empress of the Blues'
1989Gospel group, launched career of Sam Cooke
1990Jazz trumpeter and singer, recorded 'What a Wonderful World'
1990Guitar player, key figure in early bebop and cool jazz
1990The 'Mother of the Blues'
1991Blues singer, songs include 'Smokestack Lightnin'' and 'Spoonful'
YearMusician(s)Hint
1992Blues musician, the 'King of the Slide Guitar'
1992New Orleans blues singer, also known as 'Fess'
1993Blues singer, 'the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s'
1994The 'poet laureate of the blues' and 'the father of modern Chicago blues'
1995R&B group, known for 'It’s Too Soon To Know'
1996Folk musician, wrote 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?' and 'If I Had a Hammer'
1997The 'Queen of Gospel'
1997The 'Father of Bluegrass Music'
1998Responsible for the first published jazz composition in 1915
1999Band, led by the 'King of Western Swing'
1999Blues singer and pianist, songs include 'Driftin’ Blues', 'Trouble Blues' and 'Black Night'
2000Jazz musician, songs include 'Mona Lisa' and 'Unforgettable'
2000Jazz musician known as 'Lady Day', songs include 'God Bless the Child'
2009The 'Queen of Rockabilly'
2012Blues guitarist, known as the 'Texas Cannonball'

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