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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stephen Ray Vaughan is born October 3, 1954 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, Jim and Martha Vaughan. His brother, Jimmie Vaughan, is three years older. At 7 years, Vaughan has bought his first guitar, a Sears toy guitar with only three strings. Among the first songs I learned playing the hits of the night caps, a Texas garage rock band that had a national hit in 1962 with "Wine, wine, wine." In 1963 Vaughan received his first electric guitar, a hand-me-down from his brother.
Early Career
Friend Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall, Stevie Ray Vaughan heard playing a song called "Boogie Jeff" The Yardbirds, and I was impressed. Bramhall help sing Vaughan Development and songwriting. In 1967, the Vaughan, first, Chanton, played an outdoor show of Robert E. Lee Park in Dallas and started going beyond balls and private parties. During the summer of 1970 after falling into a barrel of fat, while working for fast food, Vaughan quit his job, he formed his first band of any length, Blackbird, and has dedicated his life to music.
In 1971, Vaughan made his first recording studio, sitting in a high school band distribution of thousands called for a compilation album called A New Hi. Both songs who were on the album Vaughan showed a precocious talent flourish. During Christmas vacation, he left school and moved to Austin, Texas, with the Blackbird. His headquarters was a nightclub on the outskirts of town called Soap Creek Hall. In late 1972, he joined a rock band called Krackerjack, but left a few months later, when the singer decided that the group should make up stage.
In March 1973, Marc Benno added Vaughan and his band the Nightcrawlers, who recorded an album in Hollywood for A & M Records. Doyle Bramhall recording appears on drums, and the beginning of a songwriting partnership with Vaughan. The album was not released, however, the group traveled behind Texas. A year later, he found a battered 1963 Fender Stratocaster in a music store in Austin. Would his favorite guitar for the rest of his life.
In late December 1974, Vaughan has joined a popular band Paul Ray Austin and Cobras, averaging about five times a week. The Cobras took a record and won "Band of the Year" in an investigation into the music of Austin. Three years later, Vaughan joined the Cobras and formed Triple Threat Revue with the singer Lou Ann Barton, WC Clark on bass, Mike Kindred on keyboards, and Freddie "Pharaoh" Walden on drums. Later, Jackie Newhouse replaced WC Clark bass and Chris Layton on drums replaced Walden. Lou Ann Vaughan and changed the name of the band Double Trouble, but Barton left in 1980 to sing for Roomful of Blues. On December 23, 1979, Vaughan and Lenora "Lenny" Bailey were married between sets at the club of Rome Inn in Austin.
Double Trouble
Tommy Shannon, Krackerjack bassist Jackie Newhouse replaced in 1981. In July, the group played a music festival in Manor, Texas, and a videotape of the performance was given to the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Double Trouble, then played a private party for the Rolling Stones at New York nightclub Danceteria. July 17 1982, Vaughan and Double Trouble played the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the first unsigned act to perform at the event. Some in the audience began to boo the band throughout high performance since the event was mostly acoustic music. Vaughan then met David Bowie and Jackson Browne jammed after the show at a party later that lasted for hours in the morning.
Bowie asked Vaughan to play guitar on his new album Let's Dance. The album became the album of Bowie's best-selling career. Vaughan Bowie also invited to continue Serious Moonlight tour. During the trial period, Vaughan, decided to attend the funeral Muddy Waters and, therefore, has not found for 5 days. When David Bowie Stevie said he wanted to get off with a dance routine liitle while playing his guitar, Stevie was realized that it was not his concert. It was not a "pop" artist and has refused to repeat the dance numbers as so, shortly after leaving the tour with David Bowie, and again concentrated on his music and his career with Double Trouble.
Vaughan Weather Browne offered his own recording studio in Los Angeles, free, and the group accepted the offer in November 1982. In the spring of next year, the producer Discs John Hammond heard a tape recording of the performance of Montreux, and the band a recording contract with Epic Records. Hammond is credited with the discovery of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, among others. June 13, 1983, enrollment in the study of Browne became the first album Texas Flood, Vaughan and Double Trouble and was released brilliant reviews, selling over half a million units. With an appearance on Austin City Limits, the readers of Guitar Vaughan player voted "Best New Talent" and "Best Electric Blues Guitar Player", with "Texas Flood" and "best guitar album."
On May 15, 1984, could not withstand the weather has been released and reached number 31 on the Billboard charts. In October 1984, Vaughan and Double Trouble Carnegie Hall. To celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, Vaughan has a backing band of stars, including Dr. John on keyboards and his brother Jimmie, the guitar, dressed in velvet mariachi costumes custom tailor. His wife and his parents traveled from Texas to share in his victory. In November 1984, Vaughan has won the "Entertainer of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year "in the National Blues Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.
Drug and alcohol abuse
On 30 September, 1985, third album, Soul to Soul, was published, with members of the new group, Reese Wynans on keyboards. She became his third medal gold and the album reached number 34 on the Billboard charts. In July 1986 the band recorded shows in Austin and Dallas for their fourth album, Live Alive. On 27 August 1986, Vaughan's father, Big Jim Vaughan, died of Parkinson's disease. At the end of September 1986, Vaughan became ill during a tour in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He managed to make it through three concerts over their illness. Has been admitted to a hospital London before being transferred to a rehabilitation center in Atlanta, Georgia. Among his addiction was cocaine and a large Royal Crown whiskey. After his release, clean and sober words of Vaughan has taken on a matter at the resumption of drug use. Songs like "The rope loose" and "Wall of Denial", was written by Stevie Ray Vaughan and his fellow musician Bromhill Doyle.
Vaughan struggled through two more concerts, but the last thirteen tour dates were canceled, while Vaughan was admitted to a London hospital. Came out clean and sober in Atlanta, Georgia. Tommy Shannon also emerged clean and sober while in Austin. Live was released November 15, 1986.
In spring 1987, MTV broadcast the show the band in Daytona Beach, Fla., as part of its coverage of Spring Break. Vaughan is also appeared in the movie Back to the beach, the realization of "pipeline" with Dick Dale. He also appeared on television, including Cinemax BB King Eric Clapton Albert King, Phil Collins, Gladys Knight, Paul Butterfield, Chaka Khan, and Billy Ocean. Later that year, Vaughan has filed for divorce from Lenny.
In 1988, Vaughan appeared with Stevie Wonder in an MTV special characters called. Double Trouble also led a concert in New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The show, with jams with Katie Webster, Albert Collins, BB King, was filmed for a special Call Showtime Coast to Coast. Lenny Vaughan divorce was completed around the end of the year.
On January 23, 1989, the band played at a launch party in Washington to George HW Bush. The fifth album, Step, was released in June, and won a Grammy for best contemporary blues album. "
In the spring of 1990, Vaughan and his brother recorded an album Overall, that would have the music he grew up. They recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis and was produced by Nile Rodgers. The brothers agree on behalf of Family Style. This summer, Vaughan and Double Trouble went on tour with the British soul singer Joe Cocker, travel to places like Alaska and Benson & Hedges Blues Festival.
To complete the part of the summer "in step" tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble two shows Aug. 25 and 26 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, on tour with Eric Clapton.
To travel to the next room the tour manager booked four helicopters to avoid traffic from the congested highway. In case of thick fog, no helicopters, certified for flight in instrument flight rules (IFR) flight took off at 0:40 in the passing off was a hill 300 feet. Helicopter Pilot Vaughan was not familiar with the region, and not enough altitude to climb immediately after takeoff. Vaughan helicopter crashed into the hill.
According to the results reported by the National Transportation Safety Board, the cause of the accident was determined inadequate planning by the pilot, and the failure to reach sufficient altitude to clear an obstacle. The mist and fog, and that the increase of land were listed as contributing factors. All occupants, including Vaughan, pilot and three members of Eric Clapton Travel died instantly.
On August 31, 1990, funeral services were conducted by Vaughan at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. Jimmie's brother, Martha's mother, and his girlfriend Janna attended. Among the mourners were Stevie Wonder, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Nile Rodgers.
Vaughan monument on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. (301547.1774 97452.4228 / 30.263104833N 97.750673W / 30.263104833, -97.750673)
The album 1991 The Sky Is Crying was the first of several posthumous albums to chart success. Jimmie Vaughan later co-wrote and recorded a song in tribute to his brother and other deceased blues guitarists, entitled "Six Strings Down." 1991 Bonnie Raitt album luck of the draw was dedicated to him. Many other artists recorded songs in remembrance of Vaughan, including Eric Johnson, Tommy Emmanuel (Stevie Blues), Buddy Guy and Steve Vai ("bowsprit" Album The Ultra Zone, 1999) and guitarist Wayne Perkins ("Big Guitars" Walking Heart album). Stevie Wonder included a song on their album Natural Wonder 1995 the law to live "Stevie Ray Blues". On the album, as regards the Wonder song like "Blues Stevie Ray Vaughan. "
Musicians like John Mayer, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Colin James, Jonny Lang, Los Lonely Boys, Mike McCready, Eric Johnson, John Petrucci, and Doyle Bramhall II have cited Vaughan as an influence.
In 1991, the Texas governor Ann Richards proclaimed October 3, the anniversary of Vaughan, which is "Stevie Ray Vaughan day." Each year motorcycle ride and concert Benefits Central Texas Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund.
In 1992, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation released the Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster, which Vaughan had helped design. Since 2007, the model remains in production. In 2004, Fender also released a limited edition replica of "Number One ". The last Vaughan played guitar before his death, is on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. During that year, the name of Vaughan mentioned in Stephen King You know you have a hell of a band, a story of a city inhabited by music legends late.
In 1994, the city of Austin has erected the Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake, the site of a series of concerts of Vaughan. He became one attractions of the city's most popular.
In 2000, Stevie Ray Vaughan was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Stevie Ray Vaughan became eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
In November 2007, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation released a second tribute to Vaughan, an exact replica of his beloved guitar second: Lenny. This guitar was given to him by his wife (Lenny) Leonora her birthday 26 and Vaughan was very fond of her. According to Fender, the original Lenny was the beginning of 1965, he saw in the window of a pawnbroker could not afford. The guitar comes with a strap, a case with the name Vaughan embroidered on the lining, a series of brochures and memorabilia and a certificate of authenticity bound in leather.
In 2008, residents voted to rename Industrial Boulevard Dallas, with the name of Vaughan is one of the finalists alongside Stanley Marcus, Eddie Bernice Johnson and Cesar Chavez.
Influences and style
Vaughan blues style has been influenced by many blues guitarists. The first Albert King, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix. It has also been heavily influenced by early blues-rock guitarist Lonnie Mack, who, according to Vaughan, "really taught me how to play guitar from the heart "Vaughan, who had idolized Mack since childhood, [citation needed], produced and starred in the 1985 album discs crocodile Mack Ray Strike and covered with "Wham!" Who was written by Mack, among others. more Vaughan brother Jimmie Vaughan has stated that Johnny "Guitar" Watson was guitarist Vaughan were studied and more. Vaughan also quoted his brother as an influence.
Vaughan and his playing style, which are often embedded lead rhythm parts simultaneously, has been compared to Hendrix. Vaughan covered several songs of Hendrix on his studio albums and performers, such as "Little Wing, "" Voodoo Child (Slight Return) "and" Third Stone from the Sun. "Has also been heavily influenced by Freddie King, [citation necessary], another Texas bluesman, mainly in the use of tone and attack. Rey heavy vibrato can clearly be heard in the game Vaughan [Citation needed] Another stylistic influence was Albert Collins. [Citation needed] By using the index as a selection of Albert Collins who managed to convince the tonal nuances of their amplifiers. Vaughan also had a considerable influence as a jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell. [Citation needed]
Main musical equipment
Stevie main guitar was a beloved, battered 1963 Fender Stratocaster he called a number. He always refers to the forefront as '59. "1962" was shot in the neck, and "1963" was written in the cavity body. In the back of pickup trucks, "1959" was written on the back. The pitch is a "plate" table (bottom line) although All tabs Rosewood other Stevie, were tile panels (flat bottom).
Number One is 100% in equities, but the five-position switch and left hand vibrato. By 1980, Stevie had to be repaired arm vibrato, tremolo and a left turn was the only one in stock. Number One was the only guitar a left-handed vibrato arm. All your other guitars had vibrato arm. In the position of the last note, a pot with a push-push coil model has been installed to reduce the hum of the single-coil pickups. capacitors of different values have also been added so that the height would remain close to its of origin.
Number One had a broad neck and may have been the largest of any home neck ever made. Fender neck evaluated in terms of size A, B, C or D, D is the most important. The body was made of alder. Stevie fretwire preferred it to be as high as possible.
All other guitars of its key guitar style vintage Strats or strategy.
"Yellow", a single pill yellow house that had belonged Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge.
"Lenny" a brown stain on natural wood finish and a mandolin pickguard 1910 behind the bridge with a maple neck.
"Butter" a Stratocaster 1961, a slab board
"Home" as a guitar Hamilton, who had his name inlaid on the button
Charley Start with a white "lipstick" pickups made by Charley Wirz Stevie, Stevie wrote that "Life without you"
Strings and picks
The thickness strings in descending order, most often were 0.013, 0.015, 0.019, 0.028, 0.038, 0.058. Sometimes they use a chain a little lighter E high as 0012 or 0011. On the lookout for a half-step.
Fender mediums have always been the tragedy, played on the side, across the border.
Stevie used a combination of amplifiers, all running at once.
Two "Blackface" Fender Super Reverb
150-watt Dumble Steel String singer with a background Dumble 4×12
Major Marshall 200 watt head with 4×12 Dumble background
Two "Blackface" Fender Vibroverb (five numbers and six off-line production), with a 15 "speaker, which is used to power a Fender Leslie Vibratone type with a rotating speaker inside.
Their amplifiers are updated every pregnant Electro-Voice.
He still uses an Ibanez Tube Screamer, starting with the original first edition of 808, followed by the TS-9 and TS-10 Classic.
Vintage Vox wah-wah 60
Vintage Fuzz Face Dallas-arbitrator
'60 'S Tycobrahe Octavia
Grammy Awards and nominations
1984: Best Traditional Blues Album for Blues Explosion (Various Artists)
1986: "Say What!" From soul to soul, nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble)
1987: "Pipeline" Dick Dale, nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
1989: Best Contemporary Blues Album In Step (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble)
1990: Best Contemporary Blues Album type family (brothers Vaughan)
1990: Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "D / FW" (The Vaughan Brothers)
1992: Best Contemporary Blues Album The Sky Is Crying (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble)
1992: Best Rock Instrumental Performance for his version of "Little Wing" Hendrix (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble)
Main article: Discography of Stevie Ray Vaughan
See also
Texas Portal
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Chicago Blues Festival
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^ Under the title "SRV" from the album Venus Isle
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Studio albums
Texas Flood could not bear the soul of step Time with Family Soul In Style (w / Jimmie Vaughan) The Sky Is Crying
Live albums
Live Help Early live at Carnegie Hall Live in Tokyo
The Real Deal: Greatest Hits Volume 2 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble essential
Pride and Joy live at El Mocambo Live in Austin, Texas, Live at Montreux 1982 and 1985 A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood Tour could not withstand the climate of fall foliage first Tour Tour Tour Tour of Australia Japan 1985 European tour Soul to Soul Tour Live Tour 1986 Live Not in the Tower Fire Tower meets Fury
original songs
"Crossfire," "Lenny" "Love Struck Baby" "Pride and Joy," "Rude Mood" "Say What! "" Texas Flood "
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