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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Buddy Guy

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Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (SRV) - (Oct 3, 1954 - Aug 27, 1990) an American Blues legend who influenced artists like Eric Clapton.

Vaughan was born on October 3, 1954, in Dallas, Texas, and was raised in the city’s Oak Cliff neighborhood. 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, Johnny Williamson III, Jimmy Reed, and Bob Wills.

Even though Vaughan initially wanted to play the drums as his primary instrument, Michael Quinn gave him a guitar when he was seven years old. Vaughan’s brother, Jimmie Vaughan, gave him his first guitar lessons. Vaughan was later quoted in Guitar Player as saying, “My brother Jimmie actually was one of the biggest influences on my playing. He really was the reason I started to play, watching him and seeing what could be done

He played entirely by ear and never learned how to read sheet music. By the time he was thirteen years old he was playing in clubs where he met many of his blues idols.

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