One of my early influences as a musician was Robert Cray. In the mid-eighties, he had a couple of big crossover hits that put blues into the Top 40, and did a couple of videos that really made an impact on me --- just a guy and a guitar, no pyrotechnics or other 80s excess.
When I started playing sax, I listened very closely to a song called "Stop Acting This Way" featuring the great David Sanborn on alto sax just blowing like crazy. I worked out a very simple version of his solo in a few different keys, and that really became the basis of my whole style as a soloist.
So I was surprised to find out, 20 years later, that there's a video for the song --- and it's inspired by old romance comics of the 1950s. Interesting choice...