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 Stevie Ray “SRV” Vaughan

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Stevie Ray “SRV” Vaughan Famous memorial

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death
27 Aug 1990 (aged 35)
East Troy, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot
Vaughan Estates
Memorial ID
1060 View Source

Rock and Blues Musician. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he was part of a musical family. His elder brother Jimmie, 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 (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds/John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/Cream/Blind Faith) and many others, by listening to their recordings. He learned to play by borrowing his brother's guitar and following him to his concerts. By 1975, he was a member of "The Cobras," followed by "Triple Threat," a band that evolved into "Double Trouble." Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (members include bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton) were signed by legendary Columbia Records (CBS) talent scout-producer John Hammond and recorded "Texas Flood" (1983) for Epic Records, an album that showed his widening interests. After its release, he and the band were huge in the blues-rock scene, and the album won a string of awards internationally. The follow-up album, "Couldn't Stand the Weather" (1984) was another critical success. After keyboardist Reese Wynans joined Double Trouble in 1985, a third album was released titled "Soul to Soul" (1985) and a live album was released, "Live Alive" (1986). A subsequent period of personal decline ended with Stevie Ray Vaughan collapsing on stage in 1986 due to alcohol and an overindulgence of drugs. Three years later after an intensive rehabilitation, he returned with "In Step" (1989), an album evidencing maturity and musicianship. He then recorded "Family Style" (1990) with brother Jimmie. Before the album's release in August 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a private helicopter crash, in a thick fog in East Troy, Wisconsin, after leaving a concert at which he'd appeared with musicians Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, and Jimmie Vaughn. In 1994, a memorial statue of him was erected by the city of Austin, Texas at the intersection of Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail (South Bank at South 1st and Riverside Drive). In 2015, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rock and Blues Musician. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he was part of a musical family. His elder brother Jimmie, 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 (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds/John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers/Cream/Blind Faith) and many others, by listening to their recordings. He learned to play by borrowing his brother's guitar and following him to his concerts. By 1975, he was a member of "The Cobras," followed by "Triple Threat," a band that evolved into "Double Trouble." Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (members include bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton) were signed by legendary Columbia Records (CBS) talent scout-producer John Hammond and recorded "Texas Flood" (1983) for Epic Records, an album that showed his widening interests. After its release, he and the band were huge in the blues-rock scene, and the album won a string of awards internationally. The follow-up album, "Couldn't Stand the Weather" (1984) was another critical success. After keyboardist Reese Wynans joined Double Trouble in 1985, a third album was released titled "Soul to Soul" (1985) and a live album was released, "Live Alive" (1986). A subsequent period of personal decline ended with Stevie Ray Vaughan collapsing on stage in 1986 due to alcohol and an overindulgence of drugs. Three years later after an intensive rehabilitation, he returned with "In Step" (1989), an album evidencing maturity and musicianship. He then recorded "Family Style" (1990) with brother Jimmie. Before the album's release in August 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a private helicopter crash, in a thick fog in East Troy, Wisconsin, after leaving a concert at which he'd appeared with musicians Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, and Jimmie Vaughn. In 1994, a memorial statue of him was erected by the city of Austin, Texas at the intersection of Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail (South Bank at South 1st and Riverside Drive). In 2015, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bio by: Daniel Lee Taylor Sr.


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  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1060
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1060/stevie-ray-vaughan: accessed ), memorial page for Stevie Ray “SRV” Vaughan (3 Oct 1954–27 Aug 1990), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1060, citing Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.