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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan performing on Austin City Limits (1989)
Vaughan performing on the television show Austin City Limits in 1989
Born
Stephen Raymond Vaughan

(1954-10-03)October 3, 1954
Died August 27, 1990(1990-08-27) (aged 35)
Cause of death Helicopter crash
Resting place Laurel Land Memorial Park
Dallas, Texas
32°40.417′N 96°48.771′W / 32.673617°N 96.81285°W / 32.673617; -96.81285
Nationality American
Other names Stevie Vaughan
Occupation Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Spouse(s)
  • Lenora Bailey
    (m. 1979; div. 1988)
Partner(s) Janna Lapidus (1986–1990)
Lindi Bethel (1973–1979)
Parent(s) James Lee Vaughan (b. 1921), Martha Jean Cook (b. 1928)
Relatives Jimmie Vaughan (brother)
Awards List of awards and nominations
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active 1965–1990
Labels
Associated acts
  • Double Trouble
  • The Vaughan Brothers
  • Lonnie Mack
  • Doyle Bramhall
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Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American blues guitarist. He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He was one of the world's most influential electric blues guitarists of the 1980s. His most basic guitar licks were influenced by Albert King. In one on stage performance the temperamental musician stated that Stevie Ray Vaughan was of his own blood line. Early breakouts include Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood album including their Hits, Texas Flood, and their upbeat version of Pride and Joy. He died in a helicopter crash in East Troy, Wisconsin. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

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