Stevie Ray Vaughan

On this day in 1990, the world lost one of the best guitarist that ever lived. Stevie Ray Vaughan was very influential to many guitarists. He brought the Texas Blues world wide with his incredible licks on his guitar.

He died in a helicopter crash going to Chicago:

On August 27, 1990, Vaughan had just performed with Double Trouble at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. All of the musicians boarded four helicopters bound for Chicago, which were waiting on a nearby golf course. According to a witness, there was haze and fog with patches of low clouds. Despite the conditions, the pilots were instructed to fly over a 1000-foot ski hill. Vaughan, along with three members of Clapton’s entourage (agent Bobby Brooks, bodyguard Nigel Browne, and assistant tour manager Colin Smythe), boarded the third of the four helicopters — a Bell 206B Jet Ranger — flying to Meigs Field. At about 12:50 am (CDT),[106] the helicopter departed from an elevation of about 850 feet, veered to the left and crashed into the hill. All onboard, including the pilot, Jeff Brown, were killed instantly.[107] In Clapton: The Autobiography, Eric Clapton explains that, contrary to rumors, his seat was not given to Vaughan, but as indicated above three members of Clapton’s entourage were on board with Vaughan at the time of the crash.[108]

On that day, the world lost a legend.

His rendition of Jimi Hedrix’s Voodoo Child (Slight Return) was one of his best hits.

Also his rendition Stevie Wonder‘s  of Superstitious was another great hit.

And his Pride And Joy

But he was not the only guitarist in his family. His brother Jimmie Vaughan was the guitarist for the Fabulous Thunderbirds. And they did Pipeline on a double necked guitar

We lost SVR at too young of an age.

RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan

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