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25 Years: Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

August 27: Today is the 25th anniversary of one of the saddest days in music history. Stevie Ray Vaughan was only 35 years old when he lost his life. This photo captures Stevie on stage in New York shortly after the release of his immortal debut Texas Flood.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Dallas City Council Approves Public Art Project Honoring Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan – The Dallas Morning News

The city of Dallas has signed off on Oak Cliff filmmaker Kirby Warnock’s proposed piece of public art in Kiest Park honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan and older brother Jimmie. … Without any discussion, the Dallas City Council OK’d spending $142,000 on the yet-to-be-defined piece.

About half of that ($74,000) will come from 2006 bond funds already set aside for a piece in Kiest Park, which is mere blocks from the Vaughan brothers’ childhood home. The rest will come from the Oak Cliff Foundation, which is on the hook for $68,000 – $28,000 of which will go toward the project, with the other $40,000 being set aside for its future maintenance.

Read more at The Dallas Morning News. Contributions, to be managed by the Oak Cliff Foundation, can be made at The Vaughan Brothers Art Project website.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan