Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released its first album “Texas Flood” on this day in 1983. The title track was a slow blues cover of whose 1958 original?
ANSWER: Larry Davis. He lived to see Stevie’s version become a success and, indeed, outlived Vaughan by four years.
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for June 13th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
- 1964: The Rolling Stones made a television appearance on “Hollywood Palace,” a show hosted by Dean Martin who cracked a series of demeaning jokes about the band.
- 1969: The Stones held a press conference officially announcing Mick Taylor’s appointment to the band as Brian Jones’ replacement.
- 1970: The Beatles hit #1 with the single “The Long and Winding Road”.
- 1980: Pat Benatar opened a home game for the Philadelphia Phillies by playing a brief set.
- 1981: Pink Floyd performed the first of four nights at Earl’s Court in London, which turned out to be the band’s last series of gigs with Roger Waters.
- 1983: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released the album “Texas Flood”.
- 1992: Ringo Starr & his All-Starr Band recorded a live album at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
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2003: Boston performed at the Tweeter Center while WZLX celebrated its 18th birthday party at the concert. The band surprised the ZLX staff with a birthday cake!