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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

American musical group
A rocking powerhouse of a guitarist who gave blues a burst of momentum in the '80s, with influence still felt long after his tragic death.
BornOctober 3, 1954
HometownDallas, Texas, United States of America
Net worth$8 million
Height5'5" (1.65m)
SpouseLenora Bailey
ParentsJimmie Lee Vaughan, Martha Jean Vaughan
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