It was 23 years ago that we learned the sad news that Stevie Ray Vaughan had been killed in a helicopter crash after a Wisconsin concert performance he did with Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. Four others along with Stevie aboard the helicopter lost their lives.
One of my favorite musical artists Stevie Ray Vaughan hit the music charts this week in 1983 with his debut album “Texas Flood”. The album took just 3 days to record. The session was done at Jackson Browne’s home studio in Los Angeles.
To celebrate the release of the 30th anniversary edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut, 'Texas Flood,' we're teaming up with Sony Legacy, Fender and GuySpeed to give one lucky reader a Stevie Ray Vaughan signature model Stratocaster valued at $2,399.99. 10 runners-up will also win the Legacy Edition two-CD set of 'Texas Flood.'
On January 29, 2013, Legacy Recordings will release a 30th anniversary edition of 'Texas Flood,' the debut album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. The two-CD set will include a previously unreleased 1983 concert.
On August 26, 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble played a concert at the Alpine Valley Musical Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin, that featured Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, and Jimmie Vaughan. After the show, four helicopters that were reserved to fly the artists and their crews back to Chicago.