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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY: TEXAS STATE HISTORY ASSOCIATION: TEXAS DAY BY DAY: AUGUST 27: STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN STATUE - AUDITORIUM SHORES - AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA

Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in crash

On this day in 1990, Texas blues musician Stevie Ray Vaughan

died in a helicopter crash on the way to Chicago from a concert in Alpine Valley,

East Troy, Wisconsin.

Vaughan was born in the Oak Cliff


section of Dallas on October 3, 1954. His exposure to music began in his childhood,

as he watched his big brother, Jimmie,
play guitar.

Stevie's fascination with the blues drove him to teach himself to play the guitar before

he was an adolescent.


By the time he was in high school, he was staying up all night playing guitar

in clubs in Deep Ellum, a popular entertainment district

in Dallas.

Vaughan moved to Austin in the 1970s, STEVIE AND B. B. KING

GEORGE THOROGOOD, CHUCK BERRY, AND STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
AT GRAMMY AWARDS








and by the early 1980s he and his band, Double Trouble,

had a solid regional reputation.

    

His career took off in the 1980s, and his work eventually garnered


four Grammy Awards.
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Vaughan was killed at the height of his career.


VIEW THE HISTORIC PERFORMANCE BY GEORGE, CHUCK AND STEVIE RAY AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS BELOW:







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More than 1,500 people, including




industry giants such as Jackson Browne,

Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Wonder , attended his memorial service in Dallas.
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