Stevie Ray Vaughan

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  Musician Ric Ocasek attends the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 23 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Ric Ocasek of the Cars! Who stepped in to replace Ocasek in the New Cars project of 2005?

03/23/2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 03:  Jimmie Vaughan performs during The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music at the Saenger Theatre on May 3, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Blackbird Productions)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 20 in Classic Rock History

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?

03/20/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14:  Inductee Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses performs on stage during the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 22 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Steve Adler, once a drummer for Guns and Roses. What was the band’s first major-label single?

01/22/2015

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Joan Jett (Maria Ives for Radio.com)

Green Day, Joan Jett, Ringo Starr Lead Rock Hall 2015 Inductees

The induction ceremony will take place Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18, 2015; tickets go on sale this Thursday.

12/16/2014

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Carter Alan on ‘The Sky is Crying': Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Little Wing’ is the ‘Defining’ Version

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”.

11/05/2014

Joan Jett (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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.

10/09/2014

Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, of Austin, Texas, left, rehearses with his band Double Trouble for a performance on Saturday Night Live, Feb. 13, 1986, New York. Bassist Tommy Shannon is at right. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

Honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan on His Birthday Week

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!

10/05/2014

Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, of Austin, Texas, center, rehearses with his band Double Trouble for a performance on Saturday Night Live, Feb. 13, 1986, New York. Bassist Tommy Shannon is at left. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

Carter Alan on His First Time Seeing Stevie Ray Vaughan Live: ‘He Blew Everyone’s Hair Back’

Though we only got seven years of Stevie Ray Vaughan albums, he stamped his place as one of the all-time greats. And as Carter says in this video, if you want to get into his music, “Texas Flood is a good place to start.”

08/27/2014

Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, of Austin, Texas, center, rehearses with his band Double Trouble for a performance on Saturday Night Live, Feb. 13, 1986, New York. Bassist Tommy Shannon is at right. Guitarist Jimmy Vaughan is at left. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

Classic Concert Clip: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Beck ’89

In honor of Stevie Ray Vaughan on the anniversary of his untimely passing, check out this clip of Vaughan with fellow blues legend Jeff Beck as they perform “Goin’ Down” on MTV back in 1989.

08/27/2014

Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, of Austin, Texas, left, rehearses with his band Double Trouble for a performance on Saturday Night Live, Feb. 13, 1986, New York. Bassist Tommy Shannon is at right. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

Listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Final Live Performance of “Pride and Joy” in 1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan played his final live show at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin. Here’s a rare audio clip of the legendary guitarist performing the classic “Pride and Joy” for the last time.

08/27/2014

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