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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Birth: Oct. 3, 1954
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1990
East Troy
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA

Rock/Blues Musician. Born in Dallas, Texas, he was part of a musical family. His elder brother Jimmie, the guitarist in the group ‘The Fabulous Thunderbirds’, introduced his younger brother to rock and blues via his record collection. Stevie Ray Vaughan came to appreciate guitarists such as B.B. King, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and many others, by listening to their recordings. He learned to play by borrowing brother Jimmie's guitar and following him to his concerts. By 1975, Stevie Ray was a member of the ‘Cobras’, followed by ‘Triple Threat’, a band that evolved into ‘Double Trouble’. The band recorded "Texas Flood" for Epic records, an album that showed his widening interests. After it's release, he and the band were huge in the blues/rock scene, and the album won a string of awards internationally. A subsequent period of personal decline ended with Stevie Ray Vaughan collapsing on stage in 1986 due to alcohol and drugs overindulgence. Three years later, after an intensive rehabilitation, he was back on top form on "In Step", an album evidencing maturity and musicianship. He then recorded "Family Style" with brother Jimmie. Before the album's release, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a private-helicopter crash, in a thick fog in Wisconsin, after leaving a concert at which he'd appeared with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Robert Cray. (bio by: Daniel L. Taylor Sr.) 
Family links: 
  Jimmie Lee Vaughan (1921 - 1986)
  Martha Jean Cook Vaughan (1928 - 2009)
Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial *
Travis County
Texas, USA
*Memorial Site [?]
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Record added: Jun 15, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9955
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 Added: Nov. 9, 2015
Hi Stevie, I haven't been here in awhile but it isn't because I don't think about you. I listen to you pretty much every day and I wish I could go back in time, spend some time at Stubb's BBQ. How I wish I could have seen you back then. I find your mus...(Read more)
- StoS
 Added: Nov. 8, 2015

- Angel46
 Added: Oct. 3, 2015
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