Growing up, I really liked the British Invasion: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Kinks. I followed them all from the mid 60s into psychedelia and into the 70s. Many other bands followed, including Pink Floyd.
But one person that influenced me greatly as an acoustic player and song writer was Donovan.I remember reading that Donovan taught John Lennon how to do finger picking on guitar. I started to buy all his records, listened and learned.
Here's an obscure video of great Donovan tune.