Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan


Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the blues rock band Double Trouble. Although his mainstream career only spanned seven years, he is considered an icon and one of the most influential musicians in the history of blues music, and one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

During the majority of his life, Vaughan struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. He also struggled with the personal and professional pressures of fame. He successfully completed rehabilitation and began touring again with Double Trouble in November 1986. He became one of the world's most highly demanded blues performers.

Stevie was killed in a helicopter crash and was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, along with Double Trouble bandmates Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and Reese Wynans.
Guitar World magazine ranked him eighth in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists.