Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas.
When Stevie was ten, we played his first guitar, inspired by the playings of his older brother, Jimmie Vaughan.
Stevie and a few others formed the band "Triple Threat", which was later renamed "Double Trouble".
Double Trouble eventually caught Mick Jagger's attention, who invited them to a private party in NYC.
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.
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.
Stevie's second record, "Couldn't Stand the Weather
", climbed to No. 31 on the charts and went gold.
Due to his bad cocaine and alcohol problem, Stevie Ray Vaughan collapsed during a concert in Europe.
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.
After Stevie's death, the governer of Texas, Ann Richards, proclaimed October 3rd, 1991 "Stevie Ray Vaughan Day".