Another musical legend and guitar powerhouse gone too soon, Stevie Ray Vaughan was born this day in 1954 in Dallas, Texas.
After a short but storied career in which he is credited with helping to renew mainstream interest in the blues, Stevie Ray died in a plane crash following a concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin on August 27, 1990.
One of his best-loved cover songs, The Sky is Crying, describes how music fans the world over felt on that sad occasion.
But let’s keep things upbeat today and celebrate this influential blues man’s soul-stirring music with a short playlist.
Happy birthday, Stevie Ray!