Texas Favorite Son

Stevie Ray Vaughan's earliest musical inspiration was his older brother, Jimmie Vaughan.

His first guitar was from his brother Jimmie: a hollow-body Gibson Messenger.

He dropped out of high school in 1972.

In 1982 The Rolling Stones Hired Double Trouble, SRV's Band to play at a private party in New York City's China Club.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Live Alive Tour

In 1983 Vaughan recorded guitar on six of the David Bowie album's "Let's Dance", including the title track and "China Girl".

In 1989 SRV performed at George H. W. Bush inauguration party.

Stevie Ray Vaughan cited Jimi Hendrix and BB King among his greatest influences.

Vaughan is the winner of six Grammy awards and 10 Austin Music Awards.

Eric Clapton and Stevie played at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre along with Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, and Jimmie Vaughan.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Stevie Ray Vaughan was tragically killed in a helicopter crash 36 days shy of his 36th birthday.

Stevie Ray Vaughan is buried in the Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

He was a big fan of The Urantia Book, a spiritual and philosophical tome that originated in Chicago between 1924 and 1955.

Stevie Ray Vaughan couldn't read music.

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