June 14, 2021

Stevie Ray Vaughan: legendary guitarist

Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan had a brilliant career thanks to his virtuosity and passion, which was cut short by a deadly plane crash.

Just when the blues began to lose attention thanks to the emergence and push of movements such as new wave and punk, a figure emerged that gave oxygen to that genre, I mean neither more nor less than the virtuoso Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on October 3, 1954, in Dallas, Texas.

From the early 70’s Vaughan began to play with various bands on the Austin circuit, without much success or significance, but everything would change in the 80’s.

In 1982 someone came up with the idea of ​​recording a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert with his band Double Trouble and shortly after that tape fell into the hands of Mick Jagger, the “greatest Rolling Stone”, who invited him to play at a private party.

After this he was invited by David Bowie to play on his album. “Let’s dance” 1983, a record in which the Texan’s guitar stood out.

After this a record deal came for Stevie and with it commercial success and recognition from around the music world.

And this was not for less, Vaughan was a virtuoso musician, a monster of technique, but this did not make him a cold guitarist, on the contrary, he was passionate in every note.

How did Stevie Ray Vaughan die?

Unfortunately the life and career of Stevie Ray Vaughan the August 27, 1990 And it wasn’t the drugs or the alcohol (which he had overcome): it was a bloody plane crash that blinded the life of the wonderful Stevie.

Around 1 a.m. that day, Vaughan took a helicopter that would take him from Wisconsin to Chicago, unfortunately it fell due, according to the authorities’ reports, to a pilot error, killing the 5 people who were aboard The aircraft.

But there is a shocking aspect behind the terrible death of the virtuoso Texan: Eric Clapton He invited Stevie Ray Vaughan At their concert in Wisconsin, they played there together and it was a memorable show.

At the end, Vaughan would go overland, but Clapton, in an act of courtesy and gratitude, told Stevie to leave in one of the helicopters he had rented, so that he would be more comfortable and get to his destination faster. Without wanting to, Eric Clapton made it easy for the great Stevie Ray Vaughan to die, one of the most shocking stories in rock.

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