Stevie Ray Vaughan


Stevie Ray Vaughan was born.

October 3, 1954

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas.

Stevie played his first guitar.


When Stevie was ten, we played his first guitar, inspired by the playings of his older brother, Jimmie Vaughan.

Triple Threat was formed, which was renamed "Double Trouble".


Stevie and a few others formed the band "Triple Threat", which was later renamed "Double Trouble".

Married Lenora Darlene Bailey.


Mick Jagger invited Double Trouble to New York City.


Double Trouble eventually caught Mick Jagger's attention, who invited them to a private party in NYC.

Voted "Best New Talent" and "Best Electric Blues Guitarist."


After his first record "Texas Flood" went out, Stevie Ray Vaughan was voted "Beat New Talent" and "Best Electric Blues Guitarist" by Guitar Player Magazine.

Unexpected recognition.


Stevie Ray Vaughan was unexpectedly recognized by the National Blues Foundation Awards, who voted him Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year.

"Couldn't Stand the Weather" went gold.


Stevie's second record, "Couldn't Stand the Weather
", climbed to No. 31 on the charts and went gold.

Collapsed during a concert.


Due to his bad cocaine and alcohol problem, Stevie Ray Vaughan collapsed during a concert in Europe.

4th album was released.

June 1989

Double Trouble's fourth album "In Step"was released.



After a concert in Wisconsin, Stevie went on a helicopter that was on its way to Chicago. Due to dense fog, the helicopter piolet couldn't see, and crashed, killing everyone inside.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Day.


After Stevie's death, the governer of Texas, Ann Richards, proclaimed October 3rd, 1991 "Stevie Ray Vaughan Day".