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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Even though he had been leading his own band, Double Trouble, for a few years, Dallas-born guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan’s big break came when he played on David Bowie’s hit 1983 album ‘Let’s Dance.’ It helped make Vaughan’s bluesy ‘Texas Flood’ LP an immediate hit. Throughout the ’80s he released a string of albums that carried his blues, R&B and Hendrix influences. (Along with his brother Jimmie, who played in the Fabulous Thunderbirds, he also recorded a Top 10 album called ‘Family Style.’ Vaughan’s career was cut short when he died in a helicopter crash on Aug. 27, 1990, at the age of 35.

Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings

Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan Join List of Record Store Day Black Friday Releases

Collectors who turn out for Record Store Day's Black Friday celebration on Nov. 27 will have a bumper crop of new limited-edition vinyl titles to choose from.

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Epic
Epic

30 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Expands His Sound on ‘Soul to Soul’

Stevie Ray Vaughan's third album, 'Soul to Soul,' came out on Sept. 30, 1985.

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YouTube / Rick Diamond, Getty Images
YouTube / Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Bob Seger Wrote His Song ‘Hey Gypsy’ as a Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan

While we mourn Stevie Ray Vaughan during the days surrounding the 25th anniversary of his death, it's worth taking a minute to revisit Bob Seger's Ride Out record, which contains a tribute to Vaughan.

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Annamaria DiSanto, Getty Images

25 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Helicopter Crash

On May 4, 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off a tour that ended up comprising three legs, 147 shows and 18 months. It all came to a stop on Aug. 27, 1990.

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SRV

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 10 Most Historic Performances

What Stevie Ray Vaughan’s career lacked in length, it made up for in truly amazing moments.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan
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26 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Gets Back ‘In Step’

Stevie Ray Vaughan's final studio album released in his lifetime was released on June 6, 1989.

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Epic
Epic

31 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Releases His Second Album, ‘Couldn’t Stand the Weather’

Like the tornado blasting across its cover, ‘Couldn’t Stand the Weather’ confirmed the arrival of a musical force of nature Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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YouTube
YouTube

20 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Leads All-Star Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Concert

On May 11, 1995, nearly five years after the helicopter crash that killed him, some of Stevie Ray Vaughan's talented peers united on a single stage to pay tribute to a life and career that ended too soon.

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Annamaria DiSanto, Getty Images
Annamaria DiSanto, Getty Images

26 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Kicks Off Final Tour

On May 4, 1989, legendary Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off the last tour of his short, celebrated career.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Epic Records
Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Epic Records

John Mayer Inducts Stevie Ray Vaughan Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Self-described "Stevie Ray Vaughan wannabe" John Mayer inducted the late guitar hero into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the organization's annual ceremony tonight in Cleveland.

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