Sunday night, we saw the 40th anniversary of the iconic NBC program Saturday Night Live. ... Exactly 29 years ago, on Feb. 15, 1986, Austin’s very own Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble appeared as the SNL musical guest.
Recently elected to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Stevie and the boys were hot up-and-comers back then, and SNL knew how to spot them. “I love that show, watch it all the time,” keyboardist Reese Wynans said, grinning. “It was great to be on it. We had a great time. We did our song, played real loud, rocked the house, it was fantastic.”
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Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees. The Rock Hall's 2015 class includes the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Bill Withers, all in the performer category.
Voting for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class has ended. ... Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble led the way in the fan poll with just over 30 percent of the vote, followed by Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Bill Withers and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Those five acts will be placed on a fan ballot that's added to this year's voting pool.
It's worth noting that the previous two winners of the fan vote -- KISS and Rush -- both made it into the Rock Hall the year they led the poll.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board has amended Stevie Ray Vaughan’s nomination to include Double Trouble! Please cast your vote for SRV and Double Trouble to be inducted in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be announced later this year.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble have been nominated for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Please cast your vote at RockHall.com. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees. SRV's nomination does not include Double Trouble.
The GRAMMY Museum, based in Los Angeles, will be honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan's birthday with FREE admission to its exhibits on October 3, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. PDT. In June, the museum unveiled Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, on display through July 2015. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, served as a guest curator.
Epic Records and Legacy Recordings Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan's 60th Birthday Year with Release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection
Definitive 12 Disc SRV & DT Library Includes 1st Commercial Release of 1983's A Legend In The Making - Live at the El Mocambo Toronto Concert
To celebrate what would have been Stevie Ray Vaughan's 60th birthday, the October 2014 issue of Guitar World has an in-depth cover story on 30 of his greatest recordings -- from "Texas Flood" to "Riviera Paradise" and “Couldn’t Stand The Weather" to "The Sky Is Crying." The magazine also covers the story of SRV and Double Trouble recording their debut album in 1982. Blues legend Buddy Guy also pays tribute to SRV, and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett covers how to play like SRV. The magazine also includes a poster tribute to Stevie Ray's Number One guitar.
On June 12, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will offer visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of Stevie Ray Vaughan. This will be the first exhibition exclusively highlighting the career of the legendary bluesman. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, will serve as a guest curator.
In 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan was part of an all-star blues lineup that played a concert for the inauguration of George H.W. Bush. The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy today premiered video of SRV playing "Texas Flood" with Double Trouble, and his brother, Jimmie Vaughan -- part of 25 minutes of Vaughan songs.
The concert also featured performances by Bo Diddley, Dr. John, Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Albert Collins, Percy Sledge, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Joe Louis Walker, Ronnie Wood and Jimmie Vaughan.