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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 October 1954Dallas, Texas, USA
Date of Death 27 August 1990East Troy, Wisconsin, USA  (helicopter crash)

Mini Bio (1)

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was married to Lenora "Lenny" Darlene Bailey. He died on August 27, 1990 in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.

Spouse (1)

Lenora "Lenny" Darlene Bailey (20 December 1979 - 1988) (divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

Fender Stratocaster
Cowboy hat
His soulful, gruff singing voice

Trivia (8)

Blues guitarist.
Brother of Jimmie Vaughan
Electric guitar player, vocalist and leader of the blues band "Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble" which also included Chris Layton on drums, Tommy Shannon on bass guitar and Reese Wynans on electric keyboards.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 856-858. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
Played guitar on David Bowie's classic eighties album, "Let's Dance".
He learned how to play guitar entirely by ear. He never learned how to read sheet music.
When he was 17, he got a tattoo of a peacock on his chest. He later learned the tattoo was meant to go on his arm.
Before his death, recorded the album "Family Style" with his brother Jimmie. They had always attempted to record an album together before, and they joked about their bands' schedules always conflicting: whenever Double Trouble was recording a new album in the studio, the Fabulous Thunderbirds were on tour, and when Double Trouble was on tour, the Thunderbirds were recording in the studio.

Personal Quotes (2)

[about people who compared him to Jimi Hendrix] There's only one Jimi Hendrix.
For a long time, you learn to play as many notes as you can find. And then you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out which ones you can leave out.

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