Stevie Ray Vaughan lived hard, died young and left a beautiful legacy of blues guitar greatness. Before his death in a helicopter crash in 1990, just prior to his 36th birthday, Stevie Ray had earned the love and devotion of millions of fans as well as the respect of Eric Clapton, Albert King and Albert Colling - the very guitarists who influenced him the most.
But Stevie Ray Vaughan was more than just the guitar hero of his generation. His hard fought battle with drugs and alcohol almost derailed his thriving career, but bravely he came back to conquer his demons and solidify his status as a living blues legend. And no one documented this brilliant Texan's story of triumph and tragedy more thoroughly and more lovingly than "Guitar World" magazine. Now, with Guitar World Magazine Presents Stevie Ray Vaughan, every one of Stevie's intimate conversations with "Guitar World" is available in one complete package. Thrill to the story of SRV's incredible rise to prominence. Celebrate his spectacular victory over drugs and alcohol and subsequent return to artistic form. Marvel at the playing, songwriting and performing which led to his unofficial designation as the King of the Blues. Finally, join the entire musical world in mourning the loss of its pride and joy, the great Stevie Ray Vaughan.