Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography

Stephen Ray Vaughan, known as Stevie Ray Vaughan, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of blues music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s. Allmusic describes him as "a rocking powerhouse of a guitarist who gave blues a burst of momentum in the '80s, with influence still felt long after his tragic death."

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Vaughan began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie. In 1971 he dropped out of high school, and moved to Austin the following year. He played gigs with numerous bands, earning a spot in Marc Benno's band, the Nightcrawlers, and later with Denny Freeman in the Cobras, with whom he continued to work through late 1977. He then formed his own group, Triple Threat Revue, before renaming the band Double Trouble after hiring drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Full Name:
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
Date of Birth:
October 3, 1954
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
August 27, 1990
Age at Death:
35
Cause of Death:
Helicopter crash, Aviation accident or incident
Marriages
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