Stevie Ray Vaughan blues music facts .


Stevie Ray quit school at 16 and moved to Austin, Texas following in the footsteps of his guitar playing big brother Jimmie.


This video shows Stevie Ray and Double Trouble playing the 1982 Montreux Festival as an unsigned band. Offered free studio time by Jackson Browne, they recorded 'Texas Flood' in three days.

Texas Flood sold over 500,000 copies in The States, and put Blues Rock back into the spotlight.

Stevie Ray earned six Grammys, becoming world star and a genuine 'guitar hero'.

In 1990, minutes after appearing onstage with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and his brother Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray was killed in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin.