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Impressed by a cassette he received from their manager, Mick Jagger invited Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble to open for The Rolling Stones at a New York City party in 1982, giving the band crucial exposure outside of their native Austin.
Like his younger brother, Jimmie Vaughan was a master of Texas blues guitar, both as a soloist and a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Celebrate his birthday today with this live performance from ‘Later...with Jools Holland’ recorded in 1994:
In 1982, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble played a breakthrough set at the Montreux Jazz Festival. By the time the trio returned to Montreux in 1985, they were superstars. Watch SRV’s opener to that latter set!
Written by Stevie Wonder for Jeff Beck, “Superstition” became a live favorite for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Catch a powerful live version here!