Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan | 1954 – 1990
25 Years Gone, And Never Forgotten
After 25 years there still isn’t much to say about the loss of Stevie Ray Vaughan that hasn’t already been said, but we’ll try. A musician’s musician who set the bar impossibly high and still found ways to challenge and outdo himself, Vaughan is one whose name is revered in music circles. From his onstage theatrics that ranged from playing his Fender Stratocaster “Lenny” behind his head and switching guitars mid-song without skipping a beat after breaking a string, to his unbeatable spirit that took him from a life of poverty to becoming one of the world’s greatest guitar players, Stevie was a force of nature.
On April 18, 2015, Stevie Ray Vaughan was officially inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
His passion for playing the guitar for people who loved to listen was overshadowed only by his kindness, and the sheer love he had for those around him – especially his big brother, Jimmie. It’s been 25 years and the world has changed, and with it the way we listen to music and the quality of which we accept. One thing’s stayed the same, though: Stevie Ray Vaughan is still one of the best musicians to have ever picked up a guitar, and his loss is something that cannot be overstated.
We miss you more than ever, Stevie. Rest in peace.