Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day, Night After Night - His Final Years, 1983-1990
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- 341 Pages
- Illustrated in Color and B&W
- Released: October 18, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Publisher: Backbeat Books
|Foreword by||Billy F. Gibbons|
|Subject:||Stevie Ray Vaughan|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Stevie Ray Vaughan revitalized the blues. A true guitar legend, his otherworldly talent, tireless drive, and unique style propelled him from humble beginnings in Texas to international stardom. Vaughan worked relentlessly, touring the world while recording a steady stream of acclaimed music and ultimately exorcising the demons of addiction that pursued him for years. Free and healthy at last, he embraced a promise-filled future, making personal and professional plans with life-affirming joy and becoming an inspiration to others. In 1990, just four years into his new life, Vaughan died tragically in a helicopter crash, leaving fans throughout the world to grieve for the man and musician they had come to love and to mourn the silencing of his guitar. In a day-by-day format, Craig Hopkins presents an unparalleled celebration of one of the best electric guitarists of all time. With this second installment of a two-volume chronicle of Vaughan's life, Hopkins delivers an award-winning biography, meticulously researched and unprecedented in its devotion to detail. His Final Years, 1983-1990 tracks Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's recording career, from their debut release through their rise to stardom, an exciting journey through friendship, fame, and fate. Filled with first-hand accounts from those who knew Vaughan best, along with tour and recording dates and a lavish gallery of rare and intimate photographs, this illustrated treasury, together with its companion volume, His Early Years, 1954-1982, is the ultimate collector's item for any Stevie Ray Vaughan fan.
(Book). Stevie Ray Vaughan tightly grips a place in music history as an unmatched blues man and guitar legend. His unique style is unmistakable and has never been repeated. His otherworldly talent and relentless drive took him from humble beginnings in Texas bars to world tours and superstar status. His bustling career and steady stream of inspiring music came to an abrupt end all too soon at the age of 35, immediately following his triumph over the demons of addiction that followed him for years. Finally free and ready for bigger, better things, Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash in 1990, leaving his many fans to mourn the musician they had grown to love and wonder what could have been. In a day-by-day format, Craig Hopkins presents an unprecedented celebration of this artist. This book is the second installment of a two-volume account of Vaughan's life. With this work, Hopkins delivers one of the most detailed biographies of any musician. His Final Years covers Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's recording career, from their debut release through their rise to stardom, an exciting journey with its fair share of glory and controversy. Filled with testimonials from those who knew him best and from fans everywhere, along with facts about tour dates and recordings, and a lavish gallery of rare photographs, this illustrated book (along with its companion, His Early Years, 1954-1982 ) is the ultimate collector's item for any Stevie Ray Vaughan fan.
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