Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the more important guitarists in recent history, and sadly he lost his life when on August 27, 1990, the helicopter he was in crashed into a ski slope in East Troy, Wisconsin. His CDs and his amazing blues guitar playing still inspire generations of musicians, which includes a number of the world's best guitarists, and without a doubt over time this is never going to change.

Here are 5 nuggets of knowledge about Stevie Ray Vaughan that you may not know:

1. Stevie Ray Vaughan came to this world on October 3, 1954 in Dallas Texas, even though he was transferred to Austin at the age of 17. He was the younger brother Jimmie Vaughan, also a highly acclaimed guitarist. He became known for his initials SRV, which he famously put on the base plate of his Fender Stratocaster guitar.

2. Initially, SRV formed a band called Triple Threat Review, which later developed into the blues-rock band Double Trouble in 1978. Double Trouble recorded four studio albums including the legendary debut project Texas Flood in 1983, which was a major breakthrough.

3. Stevie Ray was a very emotional and melodic guitarist and used a variety of vintage guitars and amps to generate his trademark sound. Unlike many other top guitarists, Stevie Ray preferred to use very heavy strings on his guitars to further refine his legendary personal sound from his Stratocaster guitar pickups. It is known that he was not very picky about the brand of string he used, provided they were 'as thick as barbed wire'.

4. Stevie Ray owned a delicious collection of vintage electric guitars but had become very famous for his common use of a Fender Stratocaster, his much loved guitar was a 1963 model he took over in 1973. Another favorite 1963/64 Stratocaster was bought for him by his wife Lenora as he did not have enough money to buy the guitar himself. This particular Stratocaster was often recognized as Lenny. This guitar was subsequently sold at auction in 2004 to raise revenue for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Center and achieved an extremely healthy $ 623,500.

5. He has regularly garnered critical acclaim for his albums and guitar playing and in 2003 he was ranked number 7 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists. He also received a posthumous induction into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000.

So there you have it, 5 little nuggets information regarding the wonderful Stevie Ray Vaughan. If you have not yet experienced the sensational jazzy, blues guitar playing of SRV, there is certainly no better time than now. https://www.arsware.org/%e0%b8%a3%e0%b8%a7%e0%b8%a1%e0%b8%99%e0%b8%b1%e0...

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5. He has regularly garnered critical acclaim for his albums and guitar playing and in 2003 he was ranked number 7 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists. He also received a posthumous induction into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000.