Rock And Roll Class Of 2015: SRV & Double Trouble Are Pride And Joy of Jimmie Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Green Day, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the “5” Royales and Ringo Starr all will be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Saturday, April 18, at Cleveland’s Public Hall.

It will be a bittersweet moment for Jimmie Vaughan. The pride and joy, to borrow a phrase, will be in seeing his little brother inducted. But there will also be remembrance.

“If you knew him as a person, you knew he was a special person with wonderful enthusiasm, and was very loving, and that’s what shone through when he would play guitar,” Vaughan said.

… The affection Stevie Ray and his Double Trouble bandmates had was such that his brother believes they’d still be playing together today.

“I think about it, but there’s no way to really know,” he said. “I do know he would still be playing, still learning, still changing and still having fun.’