Gary Clark, Jr.: Clark was just a teenager playing small gigs when he met Phil Antone, the proprietor of Austin's venerable club Antone's.
Dan Auerbach: Although Auerbach grew up listening to his parents' vintage blues LPs, the future Black Keys singer.
Jimi Hendrix: Although Hendrix started playing professionally as a teen and spent years cutting his teeth as a hired guitarist backing.
Jimmy Page: Maybe Page was simply meant to play guitar: the Led Zeppelin guitarist claims he first picked up the instrument.
Chuck Berry: Berry was married with a kid and held a succession of joe jobs before his gigs playing the blues in local St. Louis bands.