For me, it's plenty of Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Flim & The BBs, Steely Dan, the fab 4, and a good amount of Procol Harum for good measure. Especially the latter, which oddly, incorporates elements of all of the former. Next to the fabs, probably my favorite band (and thankfully, still around after all these years making great new music!)
I like a good dose of classical too...Bach, Chopin, and especially Handel and Liszt. They're all dead.
I won't hold that against them though.