Short Biography. Read Full Biography. Vaughan died in a late night helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, at 35. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives. Eventually their popularity spread outside the Lone Star State. For those with a more casual interest, here you go. document.write ("&exclude=" + document.phpAds_used); The following are excerpts from a much more detailed chronology found in The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan, by archivist and collector Craig Hopkins. Now, I personally believe it. No charge! I believe he was called "Little Stevie." var AFS_Server="www3"; Man Ray was primarily known for his photography, which spanned both the Dada and Surrealism movements. He was born to Jimmy Lee Vaughan and mother Martha jean Vaughan. That same year, Double Trouble performed at the Montreux Blues & Jazz Festival in Switzerland. var AFS_Page="SRV Discussion"; Well into his junior year, Vaughan had already played with several garage bands. Vaughan had hit albums with his band before the 1989 release of In Step, for which he earned a Grammy. But lacking any kind of academic drive, Vaughn struggled to stay in school. In June 1989, the group released their fourth studio album, In Step. For his part, Stevie was voted Best New Talent and Best Electric Blues Guitarist in a 1983 reader's poll by Guitar Player Magazine. In the late summer of 1990, Vaughan and Double Trouble set out on an American headlining tour. A rocking powerhouse of a guitarist who gave blues a burst of momentum in the '80s, with influence still felt long after his tragic death. He battled drug and alcohol problems. In 1975, Vaughan and a few others formed Triple Threat. Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar as a child and became lead singer for the Texas band Double Trouble, which led to work with David Bowie and Jackson Browne. In his posthumous years, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s girlfriend at the time, Janna Lapidus kept his legacy alive. Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’. He owned Hendrix's "wah-wah," as well as a small army of classic Stratocaster electric guitars that had colorful names like Red, Yellow and National Steel. Stevie Ray Vaughan's Concert History. Just curious. google_ad_height = 90;