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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Vaughan performing on the television show Austin City Limits in 1989
Stephen Raymond Vaughan
October 3, 1954
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Died||August 27, 1990
East Troy, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Cause of death||Helicopter crash|
|Resting place||Laurel Land Memorial Park
|Other names||Stevie Vaughan|
|Occupation||Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer|
|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|
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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Vaughan's childhood home in the Oak Cliff suburb of Dallas
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