It was 20 years ago, on August 27th, 1990, when we lost Stevie Ray Vaughan in a fatal helicopter crash. SRV had just performed at a sold out concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and brother Jimmie Vaughan.
His funeral in Oak Cliff, Dallas was attended by over 1500 family and friends, including brother Jimmie, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Stevie Wonder.
Ten years later Stevie Ray Vaughan was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Today his legacy and music endures the test of time, with many major musicians citing SRV as an influence, including Eric Johnson, John Mayer, Doyle Bramhall II, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Colin James and Jonny Lang.
fender.com also has posted a fitting tribute to the legendary SRV.
electric-guitar-review.com reviewed the Stevie Ray Vaughan “Lenny” Tribute Stratocaster from Fender Guitars.
KVUE Austin video salute to Stevie Ray Vaughan:
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble performing classic Hendrix “Little Wing.” We’ve always thought Stevie was channeling Hendrix right through his fingertips and this video proves it.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Fan Club stevieray.com
Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Blues, Classic Rock, Video