Stevie Ray Vaughan passed away this day in 1990. Vaughan died in a freakish helicopter crash in Wisconsin. The helicopter took off and moments later crashed in to a ski slope.
Stevie was an American blues-rock guitarist, whose broad appeal made him an influential electric blues guitarist. He initially wanted to be a drummer. He got his first guitar at the age of 7 as gift and received his first guitar lessons from his brother Jimmy. Jimmy was his biggest influence in his guitar playing.
During the early 1970s Vaughan played the Austin bar and club scene with the Cobras. After the Cobras broke up, in 1975 he started Triple Threat, which in 1978 became Double Trouble with Vaughan as lead singer. In 1983 They landed a recording contract with Epic records.
His guitar style, vocals and showmanship will forever be remembered. His influence is the music world will never be forgotten.
Today we remember him with this video of "the Sky is Crying"