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. phpAds_random = new String (Math.random()); phpAds_random = phpAds_random.substring(2,11); No charge! document.write ("&referer=" + escape(document.referer)); His father was an alcoholic and treated his family badly. more like 5'5". He belonged to middle class family and music was his only passion. ", Jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan performed with big bands before becoming a solo artist. His mom was Martha Cook, she and Jim got hitched on January 13, 1950, to bring forth Stevie. In 2015 he became the touring keyboard player for blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, replacing Derek Sherinian. //-->, . document.write ("'><" + "/script>"); For the next year, Vaughan largely stayed away from the high-powered music scene that had dominated his life over the last half decade. Do you like them low, or high, or inbetween? google_ad_type = "text_image"; That same year, Double Trouble performed at the Montreux Blues & Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He became the first white musician ever to receive both honors. google_ad_format = "728x90_as"; In a demonstration of the power of Vaughan's music, sales of these newer records have more than matched the records that came out during Vaughan's lifetime. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Stevie Ray Vaughan Discussion Forum Index. Just curious. Why Stevie Ray Vaughan Turned Down a David Bowie Tour An excerpt from upcoming Vaughan oral biography âTexas Floodâ details the blues â¦ 2016 & 2017 NCHA #1 Leading Sire, siring the earners of $22,000,600 METALLIC REBEL ($438,266: PCCHA Open Derby Champion) METELES CAT ($436,764: NCHA Non-Pro Super Stakes Reserve Champion; AQHA World Champion) Former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and a Super Bowl MVP during his 17-year career with the Baltimore Ravens. Ray Charles was a pioneer of soul music, integrating R&B, gospel, pop and country to create hits like "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind. String height I measured the distance from the underside of the strings to the top of the fret at the 12th fret on both E strings. I believe he was called "Little Stevie." He was born on 3rd October 1954, in Dallas, Texas. document.write ("&what=zone:4"); In May 1969, after leaving the Brooklyn Underground, Vaughan joined a band called the Southern Distributor. Man Ray was primarily known for his photography, which spanned both the Dada and Surrealism movements. In June 1989, the group released their fourth studio album, In Step.