Stevie Ray Vaughan
Congratulations to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015! We saluted the Blues and R & B bands that were recognized, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the 5 Royales and the Butterfield Blues Band!
There were lots of great moments at this year’s Induction Ceremony, but probably nothing topped seeing both living Beatles on stage together.
DJs from WNCX in Cleveland, WZLX in Boston and KZOK in Seattle slug it out over this year’s inductees. Everyone agreed on Stevie Ray Vaughan. Joan Jett? There was some debate.
Happy birthday to Ric Ocasek of the Cars! Who stepped in to replace Ocasek in the New Cars project of 2005?
Happy birthday to Jimmie Vaughan, older brother of the famous Stevie Ray. What former singer in an early Stevie Ray Vaughan band called the Triple Threat Revue does Jimmie sometimes take on the road to sing back-ups for him?
Happy birthday to Steve Adler, once a drummer for Guns and Roses. What was the band’s first major-label single?
The induction ceremony will take place Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18, 2015; tickets go on sale this Thursday.
In the newest Carter’s Catalog, Carter Alan looks back at the posthumous Stevie Ray Vaughan album The Sky is Crying. For a compilation, it stands up quite well – most notably Stevie Ray’s cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”, which Carter describes as “definitive”.
Joan Jett, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day Lead 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Lou Reed, Bill Withers and the Marvelettes are also on the ballot.
Stevie Ray Vaughan would have turned 60 on Friday October 4th; we began with a couple from the legendary guitarist we lost in 1990. SRV preferred the Strat, but Albert Collins was the self-proclaimed “Master of the Telecaster.” The late guitarist shares Stevie’s birthdate, as well as harmonica ace Billy Branch!