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Stevie Ray Vaughan (Dallas (Texas), 1954 – October 3, Chicago (Illinois), 27 August 1990) was an American blues singer and guitarist.

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Inspired by his older brother Jimmie Stevie Ray started to play guitar at a young age. He turned out to be very talented and soon played in several local bands. In 1972 stopped Vaughan studying in order to fully concentrate on music. Stevie Ray was not sure what career he wanted; said it was music his only way out. Therefore he moved to Austin,Texas and became a professional artist.

In the early 1970s played Vaughan along with Doyle Bramhall in the band The Nightcrawlers. After this, he played several years in The Cobras. This band was quite popular in Austin. In 1976 , he formed a band called "Triple Threat Revue". In 1979-1980 changed the band by name and called himself Double Trouble.

Stevie Ray was In 1982 during the Montreux Blues Festival noticed by David Bowie. This was so impressed Vaughan that he asked him to contribute to his new cd ' Let's Dance '. As a result of the same action Jackson Browne offered his recording studio where the first album by Double Trouble (Texas Flood) was recorded. This was followed by a contract for Stevie Ray and his band withEpic Records.

For the band, this was the beginning of an international career. Their album Texas Flood was published in 1983 and they were allowed to for the first time that year in the famous television show "Austin City Limits" occur. Next, the ever more prosperous with Double Trouble. The Group took about a new album each year (e.g. Couldn't Stand The WeatherLive Alive and Soul to Soul).

Over the years, hit Stevie Ray addicted to drink and drugs. In 1986 he collapsed as a result, in during a tour. Later that year he was included in a rehab clinic, where he managed to overcome both addictions.

In 1989 , the album was recorded In Step . With this lp won Stevie that same year a prestigious Grammy Award. He was again invited to act in the television program "Austin City Limits". The two performances for this program were later released on video under the name Live From Austin Texas. In 1990 , he recorded a cd together with his brother Jimmie on called Family Style.

This was one of the last highlights in his life. He died in the afternoon (12.50) from 27 August 1990 during a tragic helicopter accident [[1]]. He had that night occurred on the "Alpine Valley Festival", along with stars such as Robert CrayBuddy Guy and Eric Clapton. Stevie Ray Vaughan was 35 years old.

Ann Richardsdeclared In 1991 , the then Governor of Texas, 3 October to "Stevie Ray Vaughan Day". A year later in 1992 brought the guitar manufacturer Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster on the market. Before his death Vaughan had designed this guitar along with Fender. In 1994 a statue in memory of Stevie Ray revealed to the shore of the Lake of Austin.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
In Session (with Albert King) 1983 -
Texas Flood 1983 -
Couldn't Stand the Weather 1984 -
Soul to Soul 1985 28-09-1985 39 7
Live Alive 1986 06-12-1986 40 11 Live album
In Step 1989 01-07-1989 42 13
Family Style 1990 06-10-1990 32 11 with Jimmy Vaughan as The Vaughan Brothers
The Sky Is Crying 1991 23-11-1991 52 11 Compilation album
In the Beginning 1992 24-10-1992 57 4 Live album
Live at Carnegie Hall 1997 09-08-1997 57 6 Live album
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
S.R. Vaughan 2012 03-11-2012 143 1 *
Texas blood 2013 09/02/2013 189 1 * with Double Trouble

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Tick tock 1990 22-12-1990 35 3 with Jimmy Vaughan as The Vaughan Brothers

DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 2004 30-10-2004 26 4 with Double Troub

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