Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 - August
27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues
guitarist. His broad appeal made him one of the world's
most influential electric blues guitarists. In 2003, Rolling
Stone Magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in their list
of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He was the
younger brother of Jimmie Vaughan.
Vaughan was born and raised in the Oak Cliff neighborhood
of Dallas, Texas. Neither of his parents had any strong
musical talent but were avid music fans. They would take
Vaughan and his older brother Jimmie to concerts to see
Fats Domino, Jimmy Reed, and Bob Wills.
Even though Vaughan initially wanted to play the drums as
his primary instrument, he was given a guitar when he was
eight years old