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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.

Epic
Epic

25 Years Ago: ‘The Sky Is Crying’ Posthumously Celebrates Stevie Ray Vaughan

After Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter accident in 1990, his brother Jimmie Vaughan assembled 'The Sky is Crying,' a 1991 collection of studio leftovers.

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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock

Stevie Ray Vaughan Albums Ranked Worst to Best

When considering the studio discography of Stevie Ray Vaughan, one is first struck by how tragically brief it is.

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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

How Stevie Ray Vaughan Expanded 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

How Stevie Ray Vaughan Got Clean and Released ‘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

How Stevie Ray Vaughan Confirmed His Legend With ‘Couldn’t Stand the Weather’

With the release of his second album, Stevie Ray Vaughan continued redefining the guitar in ways arguably not seen since Jimi Hendrix's death.

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YouTube
YouTube

The Story of the 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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