Stevie Ray Vaughan

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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.

1964

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".

1975

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

Married Lenora Darlene Bailey.

1979

Mick Jagger invited Double Trouble to New York City.

1982

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."

1983

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.

1984

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.

1985

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

Collapsed during a concert.

1986

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.

Death

08/26/1990

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.

10/3/1991

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