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.
Pearl Jam Guitarist Says Stevie Ray Vaughan Changed His Life
Mike McCready was about to quit music before bluesman changed his mind.
How Huey Lewis Helped Stevie Ray Vaughan Through Difficult Tour
Singer recalls “horrible” moment when fans shouted his name during blues guitarist’s set.
Why David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' Video Angered Stevie Ray Vaughan
A new book shines light on guitarist's brief stint working with legend during his comeback era.
Stevie Ray Vaughan's Childhood Home Sells for Less Than $160K
The Dallas home where Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie grew up sold after seven weeks on the market.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Sparked a Blues Revolution With 'Texas Flood'
Guitar hero and his band recorded this celebrated debut in just three days – or so goes the legend.
How ‘The Sky Is Crying’ Celebrated Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jimmie Vaughan assembled this collection of studio leftovers after his brother died in a helicopter accident.
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.
How Stevie Ray Vaughan Expanded His Sound on 'Soul to Soul'
He already seemed destined for guitar-legend status, but there were growing problems with substance abuse.
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.