23 years ago today, the music world lost one of its all-time greatest performers, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
He entertained and inspired millions the world over with his unique blend of stunning electric fire and haunting grace. He single-handedly sparked a revival of interest in the blues, which had been at its nadir in the aftermath of punk and new wave. Even through the hair metal and grunge years -- which some celebrate and some decry -- this blues revival undercurrent held steady and paved the way for many blues-rock artists to emerge, and for other established artists to thrive.
Salute to one of Texas' greatest fallen sons.
And haters: take it elsewhere; this ain't the place