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Today is the anniversary of Stevie's death.  God Bless. Republished from the archives.

For those not familiar with great guitarists (and for those that are):

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Vaughan was highly rated and is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Stephen Ray "Stevie" Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and a notable recording artist. Often referred to by his initials, SRV, he is best known as the leader of the blues rock band Double Trouble, with whom he recorded four studio albums. Influenced by guitarists of various genres, Vaughan emphasized intensity and emotion in his guitar playing, and favored vintage guitars and amplifiers. He became one of the leading blues rock musicians, encompassing multiple styles, including jazz and ballads.
And then...too soon:
On August 27, 1990, all of the musicians boarded four helicopters bound for Chicago, which were waiting on a nearby golf course. According to a witness, there was reportedly haze and fog of varying intensity with patches of low clouds. Despite the conditions, the pilots were instructed to fly over a 1000-foot ski hill. Vaughan, along with three members of Clapton's entourage, boarded the third of the four helicopters–a Bell 206B Jet Ranger–flying to Meigs Field. At about 12:50 am (CDT), the helicopter departed from an elevation of about 850 feet, veered to the left and crashed into the hill. All of the passengers, including the pilot, Jeff Brown, were killed instantly.
Celebration below the squiggle.

1987 with Albert and BB King,  "The Sky is Crying"

Oh, there was a f'g "Texas Flood"  How does one go wrong with white boots?  Never!  Sure...anyone can play behind their back. Ha!

Watch out for the "Crossfire"! "Whatever happened to the golden rule?"

"Let's have some fun!"  Little Wing

And almost finally:  My sweet little thing my Pride & Joy:

And finally, Eric Clapton tribute "Aint' Gone 'N Give Up On Your Love" --  watch the hands about 3:45 if you need to rush it...would advise against it though

Thanks Stevie, miss y'a

Peace

Originally posted to EdMass on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 04:04 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA and An Ear for Music.

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