Stevie Ray Vaughan

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2008 (The 2009 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2009 (ranked #196) .


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Texas Flood (1983)
Pride And Joy (1983)
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Will Stevie Ray Vaughan be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Stevie and jimi hendrix are the greatest guitar players that have ever lived. There is no one that comes close. Music died when Stevie died. There hasn't been a guitar player nor singer that's even had half the talent Stevie did. He was the greatest.

Posted by Josh Slaughter on Saturday, 07.15.06 @ 19:55pm


SRV was the last great bluesman. He shows an inexplicable level of talent and greatly deserves iduction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It would be a crime for him to be overlooked. It was a sad day for music when he died.

Posted by Daniel Schwalenstocker on Saturday, 07.15.06 @ 22:04pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan is the best blues guitarist i've known...he has an amazing guitar sound and an amazing voice...the blues, in my opinion, had died the night he died...but people play it and thats what we need...vote for stevie people...

Posted by Joshua Cossette on Saturday, 07.15.06 @ 22:34pm


Quite simply the best.
This is a real no brainer. No ones has got close to him since heaven called another blues player back home. When the likes of Eric Clapton , BB King, and John Lee Hooker et al consider him the in such high esteem - who are we mere mortals to argue.
In fact it would be misdescription to call it the Rock Hall if Fame without him.

Posted by David Bolton on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 09:13am


It is a no brainer... look who else is on the list... no one and I mean no one comes close to having the talent and impact that Stevie had and still has. Stevie will live on in the heart and souls for many. If you don't believe that just check out the Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride website...
For the love of Stevie...

Posted by Debra on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 12:20pm


Stevie has and continue's today to influence young new players. His spirit and talent will forever be strong.This talented artist has reached back after his untimely death and brought the music to so many who never had heard him till after he was gone. Not only was Stevie special as a person in so many ways. I have never known a more Humble and Appreciative Artist of ones music. Stevie Ray Vaughan is still with us today in so many ways. It's the Music yall, the Music. Cee.

Posted by Cutter / Mr.Cee on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 13:47pm


Simply....one of a kind. Stevie could never be replaced. Period.

Posted by Joel B on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 14:42pm


There are a lot of great bluesmen, and Stevie is one of them. He has the same unique quality as players like B.B.King, Albert King, Albert Collins,etc, In the first few bars you know who is playing the guitar. Stevie had talent in abundance and his music will never die, we are testiment to that. Stevie was a one off and will never be forgotten. He rightly deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Posted by syd4444 on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 14:58pm


its a no brainer that stevie should be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame!!!
if he doesn't then someone should have his or her brains checked out. just imagine this, jimi, janis , and stevie ray jamming up there in guitar heaven!!!

Posted by mike on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 15:52pm


Stevie deserves this. He is the greatest blues player that there ever was in my time. He still lives on in his music and his fans. The house will be rockin on that night!!!!

Posted by TINA on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 19:29pm


Have always loved Stevie Ray.....and hopefully will be a part of him being inducted.....What I'd like to know, though, is what 2% said no to him being inducted? Are they crazy??????

Posted by marsha-mellow on Monday, 07.17.06 @ 00:29am


Stevie did more to champion blues as a genre in the eighties to a crowd with little exposure to the blues than any other single artist. As stated by Niles Rogers, he played blues in an era when blues wasn't cool, and exposed millions to a true American artform.

Google guitar tone, and most links returned will mention that famous, huge, raw, loud and singularly recognizable tone created by Stevie.

Posted by Tank on Monday, 07.17.06 @ 08:47am


Stevie played his last concert with his "big" brother Jimmie also Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray.... What would it say about the world of Blues, if he wasn't in the Hall of Fame. Stevie played the Blues his whole life, he brought the music to people that didn't know what the Blues was. He deserves this moment. His guitar playing is still trying to be copied by the young players today. To understand the raw talent of this man....GO TO TEXAS.... to the SRV Ride and Concert, see the love his fans still have for him. Young and old....alive when he was playing or just finding him now....its all the love his passed our way.

Posted by Shirl on Monday, 07.17.06 @ 12:32pm


Lets see; how do you evaluate someone like Stevie Ray? On style;he took Texas Swing and colored it with Rock-N-Roll. How 'bout passion; Bonnie Rait said SRV had a furnace in his heart! His legacy; try and find a a current guitartist who is not influenced by Steve Ray! And most importantly, what did others think about him; David Bowie said he was the greatest urban guitarist (of his time.)! I am sure that you would not be able to find a classic rock station that does not regularly play Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, tens years after his death! Now,that is Hall of Fame defined!!!

Posted by Doug on Monday, 07.17.06 @ 15:58pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan's the best ever. Hands down, in my opinion. He should be inducted. No questions. He was a cool cat.

Posted by Jonathan on Monday, 07.17.06 @ 20:17pm


SRV was and will always be the best!

Posted by annie on Tuesday, 07.18.06 @ 03:47am


One of the greatest musicians of all time!! R.I.P. SRV!!

Posted by Leighton Broussard on Tuesday, 07.18.06 @ 07:21am


some think the the blues died when SRV passed in Alpine Valley that fateful night..... that is when the blues were revived... that was Stevie's dream his whole life.... please don't deny this man that honor
soul to soul..."stan the man"

Posted by Stan Prather on Tuesday, 07.18.06 @ 13:23pm


Stevie is,was and always be the best guitarist of all time no one will ever be able to play to his ability he was a Phenomenon...Its simple Not one group toward Stevies competition on this site is comparable when it comes to talent. Its rude to even put him up here with all these groups... HANDS DOWN STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN INDUCTED!!

Posted by Jeff on Tuesday, 07.18.06 @ 20:53pm


Stevie should have already been in the hall of fame. He's a master guitarist. With his voice and guitar play he is phenomenal. Nobody else can play like him. VOTE YES FOR SRV.

Posted by beccasue58 on Wednesday, 07.19.06 @ 11:28am


Srv was the Greatest. The man was an amazing guitar player no one played like him in my opinion no one played with as much soul ever..I've been addicted to a site called youtube and half the videos I watch are Stevie ray Vaughn. Watch The video "Lenny" attached. I wouldn't be trying to play the blues if it wasnt for Stevie. Its really a crime if he isn't inducted. he was only like 7th on rolling stone's countdown of the greatest guitarists of all time. I think hands down he should have been second just behind Jimi Hendrix.

Posted by Corey Ryan on Wednesday, 07.19.06 @ 11:54am


STEVIE IS MY MENTOR AND HE IS A GREAT GUITAR PLAYER.

Posted by PEDRO INFANTE on Friday, 07.21.06 @ 11:15am


theres not much to say...stevie is the greatest...he is my favorite guitar player and my style of playing has a lot of his influences. he is the best. period.

Posted by jake irvin on Friday, 07.21.06 @ 22:35pm


there's not much to say...he is the greatest guitar player of all time.

Posted by jake on Friday, 07.21.06 @ 22:38pm


Stevie is My Texan Prince and he deserves to be in the hall of fame not only for his talent but, for what a beauitful soul he is. There is no one like my baby boy and their never will be. He deserves the honor of being recognized as a true musician.

Posted by Alexis Marie Bradacova on Monday, 07.24.06 @ 15:16pm


Stevie gave the blues music a whole another level of excitment. When stevie's music comes on you just see the whole house rockin and so many smiles, you just can't sit still. He deserves the honor for goodness sake to go the the hall of fame, and for recognizing the blues musicians he's learned and honored from.If nothing else works the hat with the fox tail should get him in. Thank you kindly.

Posted by Sophia Bradacova on Monday, 07.24.06 @ 15:34pm


Stevie is -The Cool Cat - I vote YES for stevie to be in the hall of fame. And if he ain't gonna be there then it's proof that the hall of fame and everybody else who didn't vote for him is completely deaf completely stupid and completely useless.

Posted by Derek Griffin on Monday, 07.24.06 @ 15:42pm


Stevie was and still is one of the biggest infulences for is mind-blowing bules/rock guitar playing. no other guitar player can ever get that much talent.
if it werent for him we would never really understand the meaning of bules, same goes for hendirx , the two best guitarists this world as ever known

SRV forever
\m/(>_<)\m/

Posted by chris on Saturday, 07.29.06 @ 06:01am


SRV is a legend!

There is but one place for such a man, The Hall of Fame!

Even Eric Clapton has said that the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan is a loss to all.

Posted by Jade on Monday, 07.31.06 @ 16:02pm


This should of happened for SRV AND Double Trouble a loooooooong time ago!

Mary/Boston

Posted by Mary/Boston on Wednesday, 08.2.06 @ 05:54am


The greatest guitarist period, he gave so much to every one and would never want to take credit he was more than just a great guitarist he was a great person he deserves to be in the rock'n roll hall of fame. no doubt in my mind

RIP SRV!

Posted by Tony T on Friday, 08.4.06 @ 10:44am


Stevie is a legend along with Jimi. RIP guys!

Posted by Tom Erik on Monday, 08.7.06 @ 08:54am


Stevie will never be reached. BB King said: "He is good blood." The Blues flowed through his veins. I never had a guitar teacher. Everything I learned, Stevie had shown me. No other Guitar player has influenced me so much. Stevie has to get into the hall of fame or the hall of fame will become a hall of s**t ( Sorry for that rude word^^ but I got a rude mood)
Philipp

Posted by Philipp Mitschke on Tuesday, 08.8.06 @ 02:49am


I just heard SRV for the first time yesterday. In the last two months, I've reviewed over 7,000 videos, and I must admit that SRV easily earned Rolling Stone's ranking as the 7th best guitarist of all time.

SRV's got my vote for the Hall!

Bob Drake
ND Fans Music Videos

http://www.notredamefans.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=18

Posted by bob drake on Thursday, 08.10.06 @ 22:36pm


No one deserved it more than this lovely guy.......he was so great....
RIP Stevie Ray

Posted by dave blues on Friday, 08.11.06 @ 06:24am


SRV was the man. To not put him in the hall of fame would just be wrong. He truly was one of music's best of all time.

Posted by tony moody on Friday, 08.11.06 @ 15:42pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan was the greatest. It's important that people keep listening to his music.

Vote for him!

Posted by Erni on Sunday, 08.13.06 @ 08:26am


SRV was simply incredible. He is Electric Blues. Not only was he amazing at guitar but people forget that he played with strings that most people couldn't play a single note on. If you are going to have any blues guitarist in the hall of fame, then you have to have Stevie because he is in the top 3 players ever.

Posted by Jack Taylor on Monday, 08.14.06 @ 06:46am


When I heard "Little Wing" - I thought that'd be it, just another electric blues guy - never gave any of his other songs a shot - When I saw one of his live videos, I couldn't believe the energy and strength and above all soul all that bundled together with his stage outfit and hats!! Man a new SRV-fan was born!

Posted by Josh on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 06:37am


Stevie Ray was his performance! As quoted in a book I read about him.. "the candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long"

Soul to Soul
Susie

Posted by Susie on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 12:08pm


Stevie Ray is one of the best Guitar players of all time, he's my favorite. the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan is still here, but SRV died 16 years ago from today. Stevie will always be in your hearts forever, and ever Rock on Vaughan!

Posted by Amanda on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 12:25pm


Stevie Ray, well let's just say, he's an A% eh know... he's done his job, he left us about 16 years ago from today. I love that song Texas Flood. he should be Future in the Hall of Fame, if not the world is sick. Stevie will always be with us, no matter what, Rock on heaven, and Rock on Stevie Ray Vaughan!!!

Posted by Amanda on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 12:40pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan played the guitar like no other. He was a true master of his craft. I will always miss his incredible onstage presence, his seemingly magical guitar abilities and his warm and inviting smile.

Stevie Ray Vaughan played the guitar like no other.

Posted by Zach Hodges on Wednesday, 08.23.06 @ 02:34am


I've been playing guitar for over 30 years and no one has influenced me as much as Stevie Ray Vaughan. He puts so much soul and emotion into an already technically challenging guitar solo with lightning speed.
He definitely belongs in the Hall of Fame. Just imagine all the great blues songs he's playing with Jimi Hendrix right now.

Posted by Alain Racine on Wednesday, 08.23.06 @ 11:08am


THE best. Fast and furious, smooth and cool. Connected directly to your soul. A wide open channel, a gift from the rock & roll gods.

Posted by Charles Quinn jr on Wednesday, 08.23.06 @ 18:22pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan should be ranked among the greatest artists of any genre. His technical skills were hard to match enough, let alone his amazing charisma and spirit when he performed. He should be the benchmark to anyone attempting to get their music taken seriously and to deny him of his place in the hall of fame would be a travesty.

Posted by jason cayen on Saturday, 08.26.06 @ 00:19am


That 1% should be in shame! SRV is the best guitar player EVER (and blues)! You guys out there should begin to listen to his music!

Posted by Erik Sørensen on Sunday, 08.27.06 @ 08:06am


If any guitar player deserves to be introduced into the Rock´n Roll hall of fame , that`s SRV.

He taken an old musical current like the beloved blues, and bring a whole new (and marvelous)spectrum right from his fingers and voice.

SRV was the TOTAL blues musician.

All the admired guitar players like Clapton, Allman, Guy, BB, Cray, Moore, etc.....were really astounding when Stevie jumped to fame.....

Exactly like us, the single people.

Introducing SRV to the Hall would be just a justice act, to recognize a master and to bring still more shine to the Hall.

Posted by Fabian on Monday, 08.28.06 @ 21:53pm


SRV does "Voodoo Chile" better than Jimi - if that can be believed! Jimi may be the best guitarist of all time, but Stevie is definitely number two! Let's induct him!

Posted by Beth on Tuesday, 08.29.06 @ 16:36pm


he's the best. SRV.

Posted by javier on Thursday, 08.31.06 @ 13:29pm


If Stevie Ray Vaughan is not the
"Greatest Guitarist" the Lord has ever made, then the Lord has yet to make one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See Ya On The Other Side Stevie, lets jam!!!!!!!

Posted by Chadwick P. on Friday, 09.1.06 @ 02:16am


Without a doubt, Stevie must be voted into the hall of fame. He was the greatest guitarist that ever lived and believe me that means better than Jimi. Stevie brought blues to the point it should be and then he took it further. He was a modern day genious. Just listen to the huge blues stars like Clapton and B.B king talk about him, all they can give him is praise. He's gotta be voted in, it will be a crime against the music world if he isn't.

I love ya bro.

Posted by Josh on Friday, 09.1.06 @ 18:36pm


stevie ray vaughan is amazing in every aspect of his play and style..his licks are catchy and virtuous..not only is he skilled with his insturment but also has one of the most powerful voices in music history..If he is inducted there is no hall of fame

Posted by Jack on Saturday, 09.9.06 @ 22:34pm


I m sorry but i love Stevie more than anything in the world just through his music he was like the father i never had. when im down his music comforts me its my safe palce and i love it. If it wasnt for him i wouldnt have fallen in love wiht betsy haha my guitar. if it wasnt for him i would have never gotten over losing the closet thing i had to a father my grandpa Life without you is truly the most touching song ever. When stevie liked someone he called them real well stevie your as real as the come.Seeing someone who loved life and all that they did as much as he did is so fullfilling. You may not be here but our thoughts are with the greatest man ever.
Lancelot

Posted by Lancelot on Tuesday, 09.12.06 @ 17:55pm


stevie had passion, he put his soul into his music every song he played was not exactly he played the last time he always had somthing new in a song everytime, i do not know many guitarists who can do that.

Posted by Kyle on Friday, 09.15.06 @ 18:21pm


Stevie Praised God when he played.

Posted by Rob on Saturday, 09.16.06 @ 22:17pm


Stevie Ray did more to bring Blues back into mainstream focus than any other guitarist of our time.
His contributions to guitar playing will be felt for all time.
he was the best!

Posted by longmc on Monday, 09.18.06 @ 10:28am


The fact that he's not there already is an embarrassment! His singing or guitar playing each considered separately warrants induction. The combination of both skills gives us the greatest talent in any of our lifetime. Simply stated it's not possible for SRV to be surpassed.

Posted by Ron Coglianese on Tuesday, 09.19.06 @ 07:33am


.............SRV.............Need I say more

Posted by DJ Kopp on Wednesday, 09.20.06 @ 08:41am


My favorite song.. lenny...for his wife...

Ma toune préféré est celle de Lenny, qu'il a écrit pour sa femme...

Stie qu'on aurait tous aimé en écrire une comme ca pour notre douce...

Ciao SRV ...

Posted by Marcel on Friday, 09.22.06 @ 18:19pm


Stevie should ALREADY be in the Hall of Fame!!...I don't care what the rules are. If Metallica wins I'll burn this planet.

Posted by Bwady on Wednesday, 09.27.06 @ 11:11am


SRV
Total votes: 1281
Yes: %99
No: %1
Induction chances: 59%????

Metallica
Total votes: 400
Yes: %86
No: %15
Induction chances: 88%

Someone needs to buy a calculator.

Posted by Bwady on Wednesday, 09.27.06 @ 13:32pm


STEVIE RAY VAUGHN IS THE GREATEST. THERE'S ALOT OF PPL THAT ARE IN THERE THAT SHOULDN'T BE. IF HE DOES NOT GET INDUCTED, THEY SHUD NOT EVEN CALL IT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ANYMORE! HE IS JUST SIMPLY THE GREATEST EVER.

Posted by kyle on Sunday, 10.1.06 @ 17:58pm


Well, what more to say!
If you dont know him you really miss a great part of music!
Stevie, your music lives on! Well always remember you!

Posted by Flo on Tuesday, 10.3.06 @ 17:27pm


When you see who else is nominated or even in it makes it more ridiculous to see Stevie isnt in.
For me the real spirit of Roch & Roll like R.A.T.M.

Posted by Flo on Tuesday, 10.3.06 @ 17:32pm


Firstly, I can't believe there's even a question.

S.R.V. mere words are not enough.

It's a given....it's just a shame it takes 25yrs.


KEEP ON PLAYIN' THE BLUES AND SPREADIN' THE NEWS.

Posted by T-Bone on Wednesday, 10.4.06 @ 02:55am


SRV rocked !!!!!!!!!

Of course he should be put in LISTEN TO PRIDE & JOY that explains why :D

Posted by FlOYD on Saturday, 10.7.06 @ 23:24pm


Stevie Ray matches Jimi as the best guitar player EVER. No one else even come close.

Posted by the_fan_60 on Sunday, 10.8.06 @ 05:33am


Stevie Ray's place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been long overdue...

Posted by SRV Fan on Sunday, 10.8.06 @ 22:07pm


No it hasn't, doofus. Everyone has to wait the 25 years, no matter how incredibly talented he was.

That said, Stevie is sure to be inducted his first year.

Posted by Kit on Sunday, 10.8.06 @ 22:54pm


Steve put all of himself into his music. The man could play and sing with a passion that came from his oversized heart.
I will never get tired of listening to his music.
Yes, ne absolutely deserves to be in the Hall, he single handedly kept the blues alive in a time when techno poseurs ruled the airwaves.
What a legacy he has left us.

Posted by tom g on Thursday, 10.12.06 @ 16:46pm


I like SRV's voice better than Hendrix. I would like to see Hendrix play a 12 string as well as SRV! No question about it the man should be in the Hall of 'Greats' not just the Hall of Fame. Fame? Fame? This man is one of the Greatest of all time, period.

Posted by M. Dobers on Saturday, 10.21.06 @ 18:16pm


I was never into Stevie Ray Vaughan when he was alive because I didn't appreciate blues all that much then. My appreciation for blues changed about 3 years ago because of SRV. Stevie was and continues to be, one the best musicians ever. If you don't agree, just watch his DVD's. The more I watch videos and listen to his songs, the more I come to understand why God took him to Heaven. Stevie would have changed forever the direction of music had he lived. As it is, he only made one small change, he brought blues into the mainstream and along with himself, many others that might have gone unnoticed. How many other musician's influence music to such an extent? Not many, this is why Stevie Ray Vaughan should be elected into the Hall of Fame his time is long overdue!

Posted by SRV Fan on Saturday, 10.21.06 @ 22:55pm


Well i think the comments of everyone on here pretty much sum up how i feel about this - just put him in the ####ing hall of fame in 2008 otherwise i'll make these guys walk the tightrope - cause i'm stranded caught in the crossfire.

the sky isn't crying anymore stevie they have you now - we are - RIP my man

Posted by ceva van dam on Wednesday, 10.25.06 @ 07:04am


Well, BB King (at the intro of Buddy Guy at R'n H of fame in 2006)said that Eric Clapton was the best guitarist, and i agree with him, but a love Stevie Ray Vaughan's blues and Jeff Beck, Gary Moore,Robben Ford,Buddy Guy's music... But SRV should be a member of RHF...

Posted by Håvard on Monday, 10.30.06 @ 13:51pm


SRV is a sure 1st time eligible inductee , no questions asked. If it comes back otherwise the R&R HOF should just close up shop. I see a lot of people mentioning Stevie with the blues greats , Jimi of course due to their similarities , but no mention of one of the other all time great blues based guitarist Duane Allman ( #2 on the Rolling Stone list of 100 greatest guitarists ) I find it a shame that Duane isn't in the hall on his own ( The Allman Brothers band being obvious inductees previously ) for his many contributions as a great musicioan and also for being a session player with the likes of Wilson Pickett , Aretha Franklin & many others.

Posted by Ken on Wednesday, 11.1.06 @ 08:38am


Stevie is and was a legend. Always, I don´t see a single reaon to him to don´t be part of the rock n roll hall of fame.
I´m from Brazil, Stevie is an inspiration for my life, like a musician and like human being... he was and is always the best.

Posted by Caio on Wednesday, 11.1.06 @ 10:59am


I'm planning to visit Cleveland some time in the next few years, and if SRV ain't in the R'n'R HOF, the Cleveland Fire Department had better be on standby, just in case this mad Englishman torches the joint. This guy's my top guitarist by a country mile, although that isn't meant to be disrespectful to other players that I love, such as Jimi, Rory Gallagher (who should also be in the Hall), etc. SRV ought be a shoo-in, just as Joe Montana was for the Pro Football HOF, for example, but the selection committees for various Halls of Fame aren't always on the ball (why isn't Ray Guy in the Pro Football HOF?), so, sadly, I wouldn't guarantee the R'n'R HOF people will see sense. Just have to hope that justice is done, and that Stevie takes his rightful place, and that his contribution to popular music is recognised.
Geoff from London, England

Posted by Geoff on Wednesday, 11.1.06 @ 15:17pm


It's about time SRV gets put in the Hall of Fame. I wouldn't go as far to say music/blues died when he died. There is still people who rip the blues, you just have to find him. What I will say is without Stevie, these guitarist wouldn't be the same.

Posted by Jack on Thursday, 11.2.06 @ 15:08pm


He has to be inducted, He has inspired so many musicians.

Posted by David C on Sunday, 11.5.06 @ 20:03pm


for that one person who voted no...idiot..for the rest of us..we all know why he deserves it. He was going through a time when rock was going in one of its lowest points (the 80s, sorry to all you people who like that stuff..but..90% of its never gunna last)He borught back blues/rock back into where it left off. he (obviously) loved Jimi Hendrix and it REALLY showed at every show and song he wrote. Pride and Joy one of his most well known songs is similar in its structure to that of Voodoo Chile (the blues acustic version) if jimi ever lived to see SRV. he would have loved to have played with him and been honored to be loved and praised by such an equal guitarist as he. SRV. you really really deserve this. its sad how such deserved people are taken from us. in your honor.

Posted by steve on Tuesday, 11.7.06 @ 00:40am


Stevie Ray Vaughan was the greatest musician I have heard in years. He had a musical gift that was simply supreme, and seems to have had a loving and humble personality that sometimes accompanies genius. I always think when I am listening to his playing, "What a loss!"

Posted by Patricia on Monday, 11.13.06 @ 18:52pm


So I was on the bus one day, listening to a compilation of various blues guitarists on my player but when Texa's Flood came on, i knew immediately i was listening to something special. Before this, I had never listened to any of Stevie's music before but the moment he started pouring out his heart and soul into those licks of his, i thought to myself: "this is how how you play the blues"

Posted by Tom on Wednesday, 11.15.06 @ 06:42am


Let me know when the Man isn't in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame and I'll just riot. All this Love; all this outpouring; all this unity for one man. How could you not be touched by that? I miss Stevie Ray Vaughn and he would make my trip complete to Cleveland when he gets inducted.

Posted by Catalino on Wednesday, 11.15.06 @ 18:53pm


The first song I heard by the guitar master SRV was "Pride and Joy", and I'm telling you now, anybody who hasn't listen this great musician you need to. He is without doubt one the best guitarists of all time. He may be gone, but his music will stay forever.

R.I.P SRV. You were an inspiration to us all.

Posted by Joe Woolley on Friday, 11.17.06 @ 09:13am


Stevie had soul. Although he's gone, his soul lives on in every blues guitarist today, long live the blues!

Posted by James on Monday, 11.20.06 @ 14:01pm


The music just flowed through Stevie's veins.No one has ever had that much natural talent and emotion in their given field.He was also one of the most humble people I've ever had the luck to know.If he doesn't get in it just shows the horrible state of the music industry today.Stevie you were the Master.

Posted by Lee Kosinski on Thursday, 11.23.06 @ 19:41pm


I love great guitar and Stevie Ray Vaughan is the best by far. I could listen to Stevie all day long every day and never get tired of hearing the true master at work. Stevie should be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008 without question. I regret that I didn't ever get to see him perform live. It's easy to see why the Lord called him home to play for eternity in Heaven.

Posted by Robert Hedges on Wednesday, 11.29.06 @ 11:20am


If Stevie is not inducted it will be a crying shame.

Posted by Luke Matheson on Friday, 12.1.06 @ 13:56pm


LETS GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING, I GET A KICK OUT OF WATCHING THE OLD PERFORMANCES ESPECIALLY WHEN HE AND TOMMY SHANNON ARE SO IN SYNC, AND THEN HERES CHRIS LAYTON, WE CAN'T FORGET REESE AND LOU ANNE I THINK THE WHOLE BAND SHOULD BE INDUCTED, THATS WHAT THEY WERE TOGETHER "A BAND" . WE ALWAYS SEEM TO THINK ABOUT THE ONES THAT ARE NOT WITH US ANYMORE, but we forget about the ones that were with him before and after a terrible thing like this.

Posted by cricket on Monday, 12.4.06 @ 14:53pm


I'm confused. The post office hasn't even issed an SRV stamp for the blues collection and he has been gone for a lot longer than required.

After all they already put Ronny Ray Gun on one.

Ever notice that there is NEVER any tribute, behind the scenes, or ANY specials on either his birthday or day of his death on MTV, or VH-1, or VH-1 classics. NOTHING! The video media collectivly forgot he even existed!

THANK GOD THE FANS HAVEN'T

Posted by Gary Eichholz on Tuesday, 12.5.06 @ 12:15pm


He was all heart and one of the best by far, he needs to be in the hall already.

Posted by srvfan on Thursday, 12.14.06 @ 01:29am


STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, DEBE SER ENTRONIZADO EN EL SALON DE LA FAMA DEL ROCK, POR SU MUSICA. LA FORMA EN QUE MURIO REALMENTE FUE DOLOROSA PARA TODOS, CUANDO ESTABA EN PLENITUD DE LA FAMA. CON EL SE FUE UNO DE LOS ULTIMOS HEROES DE LA GUITARRA. SUS TRABAJOS ALLI ESTAN, APOYEMOS ESTO TODOS.
SRV, DIRECTO AL SALON DE LA FAMA.

Posted by EMILIO SALAZAR on Wednesday, 12.20.06 @ 21:41pm


Stevies amazing guitat talent was only matched by his own care and love for those around him.
I personally witnessed on several occasions,how Stevie would take his valuable time to satisfy the "signing" requests by large gatherings of fans whenever they approached.He ALWAYS signed for everyone present and ALWAYS had a kind personal word for everyone who approached him.
His "Hendrix" influence aside.
He singlehandedly resurected rock and roll,and put blues back on the "map", in an era of commercial pop, dominated by the likes of what we now know to be a child molester,and a tasteless harlot whos main stage appeal was exposing herself in a "bulletbra".
Regretfully having the formentioned "characters" in the same breath as Stevie,remember the class and pure talent he was regarding all those "musicians" from the same era.
NO guitar player will ever come close to the all around god given talent that Stevie Ray posessed.
Buddy, B.B. and every other old school bluescat must remember upon accepting their induction into the Rock and Roll hall of fame, that STEVIE and STEVIE alone opened that door for them, for without Stevie, they generally would have remained nameless in the popular,commercial influenced world of rock and roll.

Posted by Jay on Thursday, 12.21.06 @ 07:20am


Stevie Ray Vaughan in my humble opinion is the greatest guitar player to ever live. He saved the blues and inspired so many young people to keep it alive. Like Kenny Wayne Shepherd and John Mayer. It should'nt be a question at all. He is already inbeded in Rock history.

Posted by JDK on Saturday, 12.23.06 @ 12:26pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan is the best, and that's it!!!

Posted by Joe Knechtel on Saturday, 12.23.06 @ 12:51pm


I was in Austin Texas a few years ago and stood by the impressive statue/monument to SRV that was standing in the middle of that field. The first thought that came to my mind when I saw that statue was "Hello 2008 R&R Hall of Fame inductee!!!" The statue is there for a reason... he is a historical figure and one of the most influential musicians in R&R.

Posted by Barry on Wednesday, 12.27.06 @ 17:24pm


Why SRV? Is that even a question worth answering? If you can name anyone else who has left a larger impact on Rock n Roll in such a short amount of time then I will stand corrected. I'd say the only person even remotely close would be Hendrix. The overwhelming props he gets from the likes of Clapton, BB King, B. Gibbons, etc say more than words can ever describe. If you ask me he is a shoe in! RIP Stevie you are timeless...

Posted by Lincoln Corda on Tuesday, 01.2.07 @ 00:10am


Here is the list for 2008 - nothing but crap
EXCEPT SRV (true music)!Most of these are either punk , too hard rock or bull----.

Anthrax
Big Black
Billy Bragg
Butthole Surfers
Dio
Europe
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
James
k.d. lang
New Edition
NOFX
Pantera
Pulp
Queensrÿche
Ratt
Run DMC
Slayer
The Smiths
Social Distortion
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Violent Femmes
Wham!


Posted by BradC on Tuesday, 01.2.07 @ 23:47pm


Stevie Ray, The Smiths, and the Violent Femmes. Now there's an induction class we could all be proud of!

Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 01.3.07 @ 00:29am


Remember, "innovation and influence" are critical factors
Here's a list of these people associated with SRV -

Howlin' Wolf
Albert King
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Vaughan
Freddy King
Muddy Waters
Eric Clapton
Johnny Lang
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Robert Cray
Dick Dale
Larry Davis (Texas Flood)
Jimmy Wilson (Tin Pan Alley)
Buddy Guy
B.B. King
Johnny Copeland
Albert Collins
and the list could go on & on & on
for poeple who influenced SRV or SRV influenced Them!

Stevie RAVEON!!!

Posted by BradC on Friday, 01.5.07 @ 06:18am


Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He took the instrument to new heights with his style that originated from listining to alot of the first blues masters and other influences. He brought back the blues to the 80's almost single handedly. He played at the Montreax jazz festival unsigned! He was truely innovative and influencial even today. He should definently be inducted ASAP.

Posted by AustinB on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 16:11pm


SRV To The Hall Of Fame! Any rocker (punk, thrasher, headbanger, etc) must valorate the Blues, the fountain of the Rock.

Posted by Bluesman From Chile on Wednesday, 01.10.07 @ 18:09pm


Stevie changed my life the very first time I saw him in Auston. NOt only was he one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived, he opened alot of eyes to HIS heros. If it wasn't for Stevie I never would have seen and met Albert King in 91. Stevie always gave props to his influences. A very humble and gentle soul.

SRV - Coolest of the cool, baddest of the bad!!

Stevie will be the highlight of 2008 induction ceremonies. Texans and blues fans all over the world will be proud of/for him!!
They'll be having a good jam in heaven that night.

Posted by Mark Scott on Wednesday, 01.10.07 @ 22:04pm


Stevie was the best guitarist. When you look at Satriani and Vai, all they know how to do is play technically.Even though they are great, they lack the meaining of music. (Emotion and soul)
Stevie had it all and is the most influential guitarist to today's young gunslingers. He deserves it. He was a rare blessing that the guitar world needed. He plugged in straight in the amp, not dealing with all of the special effects to make him sound better. He was a natural. Not many guitarists can say that. Stevie Ray is the one who needs to be inducted.

Posted by Nate on Friday, 01.26.07 @ 12:44pm


Stevie is my favorite guitarist and influence and music wouldn't be the same if he was still alive today. R.I.P Stevie Ray Vaughan

Posted by ***** on Thursday, 02.1.07 @ 02:29am


As a guitar player myself...he was my mentor. Stevie took the Blues to a whole new level. He revived the Blues to a whole new generation. His music had his soul and feeling in it. He was one awesome guitar man. I think SRV & Double Trouble should all be be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their contribution! There have been may imitators.... These guys were innovators!
R.I.P Stevie

Posted by Greg Blalock on Thursday, 02.1.07 @ 09:23am


Stevie epitomizes what the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame is about. I sometimes stop and think about how he would sound today- he would have only gotten better. And he was already awesome!

I went to see Stevie & the boys every chance I got, and for the last years since he's been gone, there's a empty place...

SRV Rest in peace. I know you're up there jammin'!

Posted by Cindy W on Sunday, 02.4.07 @ 11:30am


SRV The Texas Tornado ...the finest "PLAYER" to ever walk the Spheroid.

This should happen automatically.

Posted by Rob Scott on Tuesday, 02.6.07 @ 21:34pm


SRV is currently #1 on the "Deserving of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" poll at:
http://www.rateitall.com/i-945595-stevie-ray-vaughan.aspx

Posted by Garrett on Thursday, 02.8.07 @ 14:57pm


Stevie should be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame!
Stevie deserves this more then any one I’m a grown man 43 years old and for some reason I have to try very hard not to cry when I hear him play and sometimes I just can’t help it must be that he puts all of him self and his feelings into all his music
R.I.P SRV. You are an inspiration to us all.

Posted by Daniel N on Wednesday, 02.14.07 @ 02:10am


they call me guitar hurricane he said... i think his corpse has already waiting so long to be in the rock and roll hof. forget the rules... he' already a legend so... go stevie for HOF

Posted by victor chaparr on Wednesday, 02.14.07 @ 11:19am


Stevie Ray Vaughn is hands down the greatest blues guitarist HANDS DOWN! He is the only artist i have in my ipod. i will be watching when he is inducted.i know there is a 25 year wait, but other hall of fames bend the rules, he should have been inducted the year after his death

I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU SRV!

Posted by jimmy on Sunday, 02.25.07 @ 22:04pm


Simply put, SRV is the greatest musician of all time.

Posted by Ron Cogs on Sunday, 02.25.07 @ 22:56pm


His tragic death affected whole world of music. He was a tornado, he was a whirlwind, he was the Texas flood. His amazing sound, emotions and feeling for blues and aggressive playing style were signs of his exceptionality. He knew how important music is to all of us. Stevie was truly touched by the hand of God. He had a powerful gift. And trough his music he can make us all remember things that are very, very important - like love and family. He was real king of Texas tone. He has influenced me since the day I knew his music. I look up to him and his music not only for period of time, but forever. 'Cause his spirit and music live on in minds of all his admirers. He should have been inducted in Rock and roll hall of fame

Posted by Milan Mazár on Monday, 02.26.07 @ 06:49am


we will always love you SRV

your the resson i got into the music. Ill be playing on stage for you one day

R.I.P.

Posted by Justin on Friday, 03.2.07 @ 21:22pm


There has been no other musician that has put such energy in his playing than stevie ray vaughan. best guitar that ever lived, hands down. it is a sin to overlook srv. he must be in the hall of fame!

Posted by ananymous on Saturday, 03.3.07 @ 18:14pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Passionate, powerful, virtuoso. Respected his influences and, in some cases, rejuvinated their mass-appeal. Has also influenced a swathe of musicians.

The best indicator I can give of his prowess is that he could cover Hendrix songs better than Jimi played them, but not many people succesfully cover all the nuances and sheer power of SRV.

The man was a hero to the heroes.

Posted by VB on Saturday, 03.3.07 @ 18:45pm


As Stevies re-incarnation (according to my guitar teacher) i have to say without Stevie i would feel quite alone in the world. Music is my life it's the very reason for my existence, it's a life force. Stevie influences many blooming artists and as such there's is no excuse to not vote for him.

Posted by Qj on Saturday, 03.10.07 @ 03:24am


Stevie Ray Vaughan,

Heroes will be remembered, legends will never die!

Probably the most talented guitar player (on this genere) ever on the planet,no doubt about it!!

To a legend, to Stevie, Thank You!

Dan.

Posted by Daniel on Saturday, 03.10.07 @ 09:03am


SRV, greatest gutarist ever, hands down.

Posted by Brhett on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:14pm


For the ignorant 2%:
I would like to know what kind of logic you were using when you said NO.
I am very curious as to why ANYONE, even those who listen to rap, could deny the pure genius that is Stevie Ray Vaughan?!

I am just shocked that he hasn't already been inducted. This man and his music have been inspiring people for years. Not even just us average folk, have you seen some of these guitarists today wailing out some kick ass rifts?? Where do you think they got the inspiration to even pick up a guitar? The Man himself. Stevie deserves so much more credit than he is given!!!!!
He should DEFINITELY be inducted, he is very deserving!

Posted by RavynBlu on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 11:18am


Just for the simple fact that no one can get his guitar sound makes SRV the best guitarist ever. I have not seen or heard another guitarist who could match his passion and skill. He will definetely be inducted. RIP Stevie

Posted by SRVISTHEBEST on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 00:21am


Stevie was without doubt the greates electric bluesman of all time. He wasn't as innovative as Jimi, but was a better technical player. He influenced not only future generations of musicians, but altered the musical landscape of the eighties. Without Stevie, great bands like the Allman Bros. would have faded into obscurity. He deserves to be inducted based on his guitar tone alone!

Posted by Andy on Monday, 03.26.07 @ 10:06am


As an artist Stevie Ray Vaughan was and still is, an absolute inspiration to millions of fans, he came out of the 80's for God's sake a time of techno/synth driven "New Wave" but still broke through because his message was real, and people received it clearly. Awesome player/singer and songwriter and he was just coming into his own as a writer. He never forgot the greats that came before him and helped them get the recognition they deserved.He was only here for a short time but his impact was bigger than many artists still around.

SRV also inspired many,many people to exorcise their addiction demons,through his own personal battles and ultimate triumph.

Without a doubt he was the Real Deal on all levels and if he's not inducted, the Hall of Fame needs to take a good look at itself!!

Jimi

Posted by James Mann on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 23:09pm


In the 80's, my husband Carl was doing construction in down town New Haven, Conn. Stevie was tuning up, and soon realized he was being admired. He put on a concert for these men they would NEVER forget. No work was done, but the guys never forgot what Stevie did for them. He could have orderded the doors shut, security alarmed, etc. But he showed the man he was, and played for them..God Bless this man..And thank you..

Posted by Beth Verneris on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 16:06pm


The talent that SRV had is proof that there is a God

Posted by joe on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 15:10pm


I think that along with Jimi, Stevie is the greatest blues guitaris ever... "should stevie be in the Hall of Fame" ??? shit, that shouldn't even be a question, Stevie IS the Hall of Fame!!
peace out!
By the way.. I think he must be enjoying himself wherever he is playing with Jimi !!!

Posted by Michele on Tuesday, 04.24.07 @ 08:41am


There isn't much to say other than Stevie IS the greatest guitar player ever. There is no one that can touch him, not Hendrix, not anybody.

Posted by Brian on Monday, 04.30.07 @ 00:53am


it's not a matter of deserving it.
his/their music just oozes out the very
oil it takes to run a hall of fame.

SRV RIP

Posted by Dennis on Wednesday, 05.2.07 @ 20:12pm


it's been almost 17 years and your music still touches me we lost the best gutair player this world has ever seen i still play your music and ther will never be another one take your place i hope someday i will get to see you up in heaven
the blues has not been the same since you left this world

Posted by michael trowbridge on Thursday, 05.3.07 @ 23:48pm


A great musician who will to be inducted the first year. He is one the best!

Posted by PJ on Wednesday, 05.16.07 @ 20:39pm


SRV was the greatest guitarist that ever walked the face of the earth. His songs, and the passion he poured into them, still give me the chills. He breathed life into the blues/rock scene when electronic, hypnotic dance music threatened to shut things down. Mention Stevie's name to any budding guitarist and they will bow their head in reverence. It's about time he's inducted!!!

Posted by e sattler on Tuesday, 05.22.07 @ 14:40pm


He was a blues prodigy and is to the electric guitar what Itzhak Perlman is to classical violin. Long live SRV and his inspirational, beautiful music. Induct him now.

Posted by TexasBluesFan on Tuesday, 05.22.07 @ 15:27pm


"A sound,feel and talent that has never been emulated".NEED WE ARGUE OVER S.R.V's INDUCTION???

Posted by Anthony Armstrong on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 21:33pm


If Stevie Ray doesn't get inducted I'm heading out to the Hall of Fame and beeeech slap every single one of those idiots. When an artist jams a song about a pimp getting butied in his favorite caddy, that my friends is INNOVATION!!!

Posted by Jason on Saturday, 05.26.07 @ 13:59pm


One thing that is amazing - so many artists that are eligible or future eligible create some controversy or lively "debates." (i.e. see Journey, Rush, Bon Jovi, Kansas, etc. etc. etc.) However, the SRV site is boring (in a good way of course)- no one dare come here and say no. Seems he should get right in.

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 08:23am


He is one of the few non discutable people who emerged from the 80's.Great guitarist.If he does not make it in his first year it will proves that the hall is ridiculous.It's simple he is on an equal footing with all the greatest(james Brown Jimi Hendrix Beatles Chuck Berry Rolling Stones...)

Posted by roméo on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 11:06am


if stevie doesnt get voted in, that will be an absolute travesty because he had vast talent and did so much to influence generations of guitarists. It is so sad his career was so short.

Posted by Steve on Friday, 06.1.07 @ 15:34pm


27%!!?? This site is screwed up. I don't really give a shit if he isn't inducted, cos the world won't be forgetting Stevie soon. RIP

Posted by stevie-owns on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 00:19am


OK, Stevie was considered by so many bluesman to be one of the if not THE greatest blues guitarist and one of the BEST guitarists of all time. HE is listed at number 7 on Rolling Stones list of Best guitarists of all time and should be even higher. this man did so much to bring back blues and rock and roll. what is this 27%? if this comittee knew anything about how much stevie mattered . . . look at us mere people have voted 98% that he should. if he's not inducted thats probably because he's too good for this crapshoot anyways.

Posted by RockandRoll on Thursday, 06.7.07 @ 12:03pm


Seriously, this has got to be a system error for this site, right? Isn't Stevie Ray Vaughan a shoo-in? He is the paragon of influence, right? Culture Club has a 42% chance but SRV has a 27% chance - that has to be a mistake.
Anyone? Am I wrong about this man's legendary status?

Posted by shawn mc on Monday, 06.11.07 @ 13:14pm


I was wondering the same thing. There has to be some kind of error. It was at 57% not too long ago.

Posted by Me on Tuesday, 06.12.07 @ 20:48pm


"I was wondering the same thing. There has to be some kind of error. It was at 57% not too long ago."

Well, almost everyone's % seems to have gone down as a result of the formula change the site implemented. They said the percentage changes reflect the lessening of the vote impact in the new and improved rating system.

If that's the culprit here, then my question is what the fu*k are the other variables in the site's recipe where SRV is lacking enough to deserve only a 27% chance? I don't get it.

Stevie Ray's percentage is in the same ballparks as Carly Simon's (24%), Harry Nilsson's (31%), Linda Ronstadt's (30%), War's (30%), and The Monkees' (29%).
Yea.... the muther fu*kin Monkees.



Posted by shawn mc on Tuesday, 06.12.07 @ 23:42pm


Simply the King he was played with his heart not with his arms
The best guitar player that i have seen
rest in peace stevie we love you for ever

Posted by maria theodoropoulou on Sunday, 07.22.07 @ 03:44am


Hailing from Plano, Texas, I can personally vouch for The Real Deal, SRV. Period. Having seen him play when I was three years old, outside of Dallas, I have never seen a soul's existence be so prevalent.

---Fly on Stevie--Track 11.----The Angels always play with your guitar, the -ol' 59 Strat.

---Taylor

Posted by Taylor on Sunday, 07.22.07 @ 21:41pm


I Vote for Stevie Ray Vaughan as one of the top 3 guitarist of all time. I don't care if it's Rock, Blues or Jazz. I do believe that George Benson is the greatest guitarist of all time because of is style speed and touch. And I do Believe that Stevie Ray Vaughan is in 2nd place of all time in my heart. I love Stevie's Music, I have all of his DVD concerts.He was a great - great guitarist. I just wonder how good he would have become had he lived ? Stevie was always getting better. Always improving. He deserves his spot in Rock history.He change the music scene forever in guitar.
Thanks Jordan Rivers - Guitarist,singer

Posted by Jordan Rivers on Thursday, 07.26.07 @ 23:07pm


1st ballot, without a doubt, no question.

Posted by Dallas Son on Friday, 07.27.07 @ 13:53pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan is a perfect example of a first-ballot Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. Not only did he spark the second electric blues movement, he also had memorable music that lives on in our hearts and souls today. As many have already said, he was simply gone too soon. He is truly one of the greatest musicians to ever live.

And for those of you looking for criteria for Hall of Fame consideration:

Rolling Stone's Greatest Guitarists: #7
Digital Dreamdoor Greatest Rock Guitarists: #6
Digital Dreamdoor Greatest Blues Guitarists: #3
My All-Time Ranking: #5

I think that cements his status as a lock.

Posted by Drew on Monday, 08.6.07 @ 20:15pm


A good friend of mine explained SRV's talent the best. He said " Stevie bled when he played, listen to Little wing or Lenny, he'll bleed all over you!" Those Strats were just extensions of the man's soul. No other musician before OR after has done so much for his craft than this man did. INDUCT HIM TODAY.

Posted by Kevin Hand on Thursday, 08.16.07 @ 14:04pm


Here we are on that fateful day....17 years ago today #1 was silenced. Heaven called another blues slinger back home. Not a day passes that Stevie's music doesn't pour from my cd player. How could they NOT induct him!!!???? Such raw passion. Such a humble man.

Posted by TNSRVfan on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 15:30pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan is the greatest guitarist hands down ever. Many say Hendrix and yes, Hendrix was an innovator, Stevie Ray Vaughan came along and mastered anything that Hendrix could ever do..aka,VooDoo Chile...Texas Blues happened because of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Trust me on this one, there will NEVER be another SRV, cause the best is not here with us anymore...The closet to SRV is Kenny Wayne Shepherd and I promise you, that KWS will tell you that Stevie Ray Vaughan is the best ever or ever will be. For SRV to not be able to read music or no notes and to NEVER mess up once...you listen to SRV's cd's and compare them to his live gigs and he NEVER messed up, yes, he broke strings but still kept playing and SRV's stage presence was unGodly awesome! Simply put, there is none better than the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan!

Posted by SSDirk-Mesquite Tx on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 04:47am


I am a huge SRV fan and I do believe that he should be inducted in the first year he is eligible. Along with Robert Cray, SRV revived blues and brought it into the modern age in the 1980's. That being said, some of these statements here are a bit overblown. SRV is not the most innovative guitar player, by a long shot. What he did was great: he took traditional blues guitar and injected modern styles and a passion previously unheard. But to say he was more "innovative" on the instrument than Hendrix or Beck is just wrong.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 09:46am


This is the problem with these "debates." Art is basically subjective, although I guess some things could be measured, to a degree. But,how do you measure innovation? You cannot measure it. It is not like, well I have a glass of water that is 8 oz. full and your glass is 6 oz. full, so I have more water.

Therefore, since it is really subjective and a matter of opinion, then the person saying that SRV was "more" innovative than other guitar players cannot be "wrong", at least for him. Conversely, you cannot be wrong either...

Posted by Anon on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 11:06am


I miss him....he will always be in my Heart....

Posted by Angelina on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 11:11am


True, to a point. But you can look at the consensus of informed people, and I believe most would say that Hendrix was the most innovative rock guitar player. That is no knock on SRV. But in a lot of ways, SRV was a straight electric blues player who was extremely talented. Hendrix, on the other hand, wrote the book on electric rock guitar.

And Anon, you can only take this "art is subjective"/I'm OK, you're OK thing so far. Some things are so obvious as to be as close to objective as we can get. For the most extreme example, If we were arguing over whether Bob Dylan or Sammy Hagar wrote "better" lyrics, I think we could safely say the answer would be Dylan. Sure, maybe you'd say "hey, if you prefer Sammy over Bob, then Sammy is better for you"...but there are some limits to this art is purely subjective thing.

By the same token, as great as SRV was, and he was one of the greatest blues guitarists to ever live, that was the extent of his greatness. It did not extend past brilliant, overdriven blues playing. But funny enough, Hendrix was also one of the best blues guitarists to live...and rock guitarists...and guitar innovators...etc. When I say "best", I am not saying "my favorite". In many ways I am using RRHOF criteria of innovation, influence, etc.

If SRV is your favorite guitar player, that is a very respectable position. He is one of my favorites too. But was he better, more influential, more innovative, than Hendrix? Hell no.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 14:08pm


I'd never value my own ability to evaluate the best guitarist of all time too seriously. After all you have to consider Django Reinhardt, Robert Johnson, Eddie Cochran, Albert King, B.B. King, Les Paul, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Brian May, Eric Johnson (one of the best and most unknown {outside of} Texas guitarists {and close friend of SRV} of all time) and many, many others. However, Stevie definitely represents what most of us wanna be guitar slingers wished we were or would be. The soul, love and commitment he represented in his music and playing alone would get my vote. Oh, and by the way, all you detractors that say he sold out playing on David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' because it was 'bulls**t pop made for radio' get off your high horse. Pop or not it was amazing music, period. End of story. In short, there are many guitarists that will never get in the Hall because of lack of fame (i.e. Eric Johnson), but if SRV doesn't (on his first ballot) then I'm giving up on the Hall as a money making proposition with no c**k and balls.-JH











just antoher money












Posted by jharris on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 17:58pm


Dez my point was not in extreme examples, but the close ones. As you said, obviously Dylan writes much more prolific lyrics compared to Hagar. But, how about Dylan vs. Springsteen or something like that. Or who is a better mor innovative drummer, Peart or Copeland. It is those situations I was referring to. The "no-brainers" are just that.

Thus, if you asked 1000 people who was the more innovative guitarist or talented guitarist, SRV or Hendrix, you would likely get a mixed response. Similarly, ask 1000 people the drum analogy and you would get a mixed response.

As for the reference to Eric Burns psychology book, "Im okay your okay", that is not my point. Art IS subjective...do you think it objective and a science....competition within the arts is really pretty silly and makes the RRHOF kind of silly too...I guess we will have to agree to disagree....

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 08.28.07 @ 18:35pm


SRV should get in first ballot no question, I prefer Stevie playing over Hendrix because He had a much cleaner sound but that my opinion. RIP Stevie missed but not forgotten.

Posted by Ginger on Friday, 08.31.07 @ 18:49pm


stevie ray may be gone... but he will never be forgotten.. its cause of him. i have been into blues and bluesrock music. since i first heard him play, way back in 88. there isnt anther artist, who can even come close to srv.. in my opinion, he was, he is, and he will always be # 1 to me.. i sure wish there was a movie about his life.. there sure should be.. long live the king

Posted by kelly on Thursday, 09.6.07 @ 13:59pm


there isnt another as great as the man himself.. you just cant get any better than stevie ray vaughan

Posted by jacksom on Thursday, 09.6.07 @ 14:00pm


It's ~Total Insanity~ that Stevie & Double Trouble haven't been inducted already!!!

Posted by Carolyn Leshock on Friday, 09.7.07 @ 08:13am


Not really, since he is not eligible until next year.

Posted by Dezmond on Friday, 09.7.07 @ 10:04am


SRV was one of the best guitarist and blues men ever. He has greatly influenced a lot of music and with blues-rock reemgering he'll have influenced a lot more.

Posted by Willie G. Williams on Saturday, 09.22.07 @ 19:13pm


Stevie i love you!!!from deep of my heart,thank you just for been existed bro!!!!
Now,i know why the sky is cryin'..
I'll never forget you stevie!!!!
You're just like ur guitar: the number one!!!!!
R.I.P.

Posted by Riccardo22 on Sunday, 09.23.07 @ 13:01pm


Hall of Fame without him?... would be a non-prestigius place, but who cares, the right place for stephen is in our hearts....

Posted by sativa on Tuesday, 09.25.07 @ 11:19am


Stevie was one of the best... He'll be in, no doubt. SRV is rockin' on, up above!!!

Posted by humblepie on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 21:21pm


I'm an artist from Venezuela South America...I also play guitar and love ..really love the blues...for many years i was listening the greates guitarrist like bb king...clapton...hendrix..freddie king..robert johnson etc...one day i heard Stevie Ray Vaughn...that moment I felt a Transfusion....i believe that Stevie maked the same with the blues..he change everything...re born the blues..SRV must be in the hall..we need it for still playing..if Clapton is God...Stevie could be ZEUS...thanks in his name...

Posted by AGNI MOGOLLON on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 15:26pm


Stevie is the greatest guitar player of all time. No one can touch him, not Hendrix, not anybody. But the hall of fame doesn't mean all that much to me. Regardless of him getting in or not his spirit lives on.

Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 22:42pm


I've heard much music of all style's in my life (I'm 45). In my opinion SRV is the best blues guitarplayer of all time when you add soul and technique. Undoubtly one of the best guitarplayers ever no matter what style also.
To leave SRV out of R&R Hall of Fame would definitively be a HUGE error.

Posted by Rune on Friday, 10.5.07 @ 12:59pm


i say if Stevie Ray Vaughn is not in heaven then i aint going! Id rather be in hell and get to listen to him than heaven and be without him

Posted by cyn on Saturday, 10.6.07 @ 09:26am


stevie ray, should have been in the hall of fame years ago.. he is more than overdue... he is was and will always be tne greatest guitarist, that has ever lived.. there is only one stevie ray vaughan.... we need a movie about him aswell.. but thats another story

Posted by kelly on Sunday, 10.7.07 @ 12:57pm


People have been pointing this out over and over again, and apparently people aren't bothering to listen or look at the eligibility dates for future inductees -- STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN IS NOT ELIGIBLE UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

His first release was the album "Texas Flood" in 1983. Do some research, folks.

As influential and innovative as Stevie's music is, his first release hasn't reached the 25 year mark yet. And as we all know, those are the rules. Stop rambling on about how he's been overlooked and is way overdue. If that's the case, can I make the argument that Red Hot Chili Peppers are way overdue for induction even though they're not eligible for another two years?

Posted by Antonio on Sunday, 10.7.07 @ 14:16pm


If Stevie Ray Vaughan is not inducted into the Hall of Fame, it will be nothing short of an injustice. Enough positive things cannot be said about his phenomenal guitar playing, his amazing voice, and his electrifying stage presence. I truly believe he was both blessed by God and a blessing from God. There are and have been many great guitar players, but SRV will always be my favorite, without question. Double Trouble (Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and later Reese Wynans) was incredible as well, and they are all more than deserving of honor and recognition.

RIP Stevie; we love you, brother.

Posted by TKW on Friday, 10.19.07 @ 15:23pm


I'm suprised Stevie Ray isn't in the HOF yet! Being a blues guitar player myself, I veiw him as my idol! Vaughan for the HOF 2008!

Posted by Nick on Saturday, 11.3.07 @ 21:46pm


"I'm suprised Stevie Ray isn't in the HOF yet!"-Nick

Were you expecting the hall to make an exception to its induction policy for one person?

Posted by William on Saturday, 11.3.07 @ 22:25pm


25 year rule people!

Posted by m on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 08:16am


yes srv is one of the greatest who ever lived at what he did with out a doubt he deserves to be in the rock and roll hall of fame !!!!!!!!!

Posted by matt marshall on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 11:19am


Stevie IS the greatest guitarist of all time, bar none. To be honest there isn't anyone to compare him to. Not Hendrix, not Clapton, no one. Stevie's likes will never be seen again, ever. Stevie played like the guitar was hard wired to him, it was part of him. So yeah, it's safe to say he should be in the hall of fame........for whatever that's worth.

Posted by Jim on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 01:44am


SRV the best there was & ever will be

Posted by Daniel on Wednesday, 12.5.07 @ 22:07pm


Everytime I saw him in concert it was like going to chu..ch! Church to you none blues poeple!

Posted by docsinky on Thursday, 12.6.07 @ 16:46pm


Bar None.

Should have been one of the first in.

None Better!

Posted by RICK on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 19:25pm


What a magnificant gift they had - all that I can hope for is to sit at the feet of these true gods - Jimi and Stevie - and listen to the soul that comes comes from their music - how humbling it would be for at that opportunity - one can only hope that there is a heaven, and that we can hear them once more....

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 20:59pm


The single most important blues guitar player since Jimi Hendrix, PERIOD! Ive been playing the electric guitar since I was 13, Im now 33, and I gotta tell ya, Stevie Ray had that "born to play guitar" quality that Ive only really seen in Hendrix. It seemed to come so naturally to him. There should be no question. In my mind hes already in. Rest in peace Stevie Ray, you are definetly missed.

Posted by Andy Butterbaugh on Thursday, 12.20.07 @ 18:02pm


I am really surprised that he has not already been inducted. This is a no-brainer. OF COURSE he should be in! He still is the best guitarist I've ever heard and played with so much emotion, I still get chills listening to his music even after all this time.

MADONNA??? Are you kidding me??

Posted by Marjorie Hall on Tuesday, 12.25.07 @ 12:19pm


SRV (and the late, equally great Tommy Bolin) are the only two guitarists who, in my not-so-humble opinion, should be nominated and inducted into the R & R Hall of Fame as soon as possible. Don't wait...honor them NOW! Nobody could or will EVER play like these guys, and Stevie is solely responsible for bringing astonishing electric blues to the masses. His playing rivaled and even surpassed that of Hendrix's because, unlike Hendrix, SRV played with equal amounts of precision and passion. Hendrix could be a little sloppy but Stevie was always, always note-perfect (even when he was battling drug and alcohol addiction). The lightning alternation between leads and rhythm was amazing enough! He also sang as well as he played: gritty, evocative and summoning your attention. Let's also recall that MANY giants of the music biz thought highly of his gifts, and he was in ROLLING STONE's Top 10 Guitarists Of All Time. This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg...go and listen to his albums and that's the best supportive commentary as to why Stevie should be inducted!

Posted by Christine on Sunday, 12.30.07 @ 10:59am


The Lord broke the mold when he made Stevie.

Posted by nick on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 00:09am


Stevie is my idol, i took up learning the guitar after listening to his "Live Alive" album, i hope to one day learn to play my altime fave stevie song "Willie the Wimp" i don't think anyone else played the guitar quite like him, imagine him and Hendrix together onstage? Whoa boy!! I can't wait to get to heaven to see that!!

Posted by harry on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 15:51pm


no one deserves to be inducted more than srv, he took guitaring to all new heights, his version of Jimi's"Voodoo Child" still sends shivers down my spine. his work deserves to be recognised, it's already used on guitar hero and 98% of the people want him inducted so, TAKE THE HINT!!!

Posted by harry on Friday, 01.4.08 @ 15:57pm


Stevie Ray vaughan was the most influential guitarist to me. His heart and soul in his playing taught me everything I know about guitar, he is greatly missed. R.I.P. S.R.V.

Posted by David Arias on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 20:47pm


That SRV is at all even listed in "competition" with any other artists is an insult to the legacy that he's left. A more deserving man for world-wide recognition in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame i've not yet seen, and there never will be anyone who deserves it as much as Stevie. He was the voice and soul of rock and blues, and the world is a much sadder place because of his loss. If anyone from the Hall reads this, please, on behalf of all of us who have posted, do what's right: put Stevie where he was born to be.

Posted by Ken Kellar on Friday, 01.18.08 @ 08:54am


What can I say that has'nt been said already? Stevie Ray Vaughan was, and still is one of the most world renown guitarists in the world. He is the sole purpose for the Blues making a comeback in the 80's, and never did anyone play with more passion than he did. Stevie played every concert, every song, and every note like it was the last time he ever would. His talent, passion, and love for music will never again be equaled. Thank you Stevie!!! You and your music are an inspiration to me and many others, and you are dearly missed.

Posted by Paul Phelps on Wednesday, 01.23.08 @ 14:37pm


Stevie Ray left a legacy that is only matched by Hendrix and Allman, and will only grow brighter as the years go on. He will always and forever be my favorite guitarist, and I would give anything to be able to play with the same passion and intensity as he gave with every performance. He is the reason why I play guitar, and I have always listened to him whenever I needed a lift from the B.S. of life. His music will always live on with those that remember it, and judging from all the guitarist of the world today, everyone who knows greatness loves it. "Note for note, night to night, song to song, heart to heart, soul to soul..." SRV for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008

Posted by Derek Schadle on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 02:45am


stevie ray put more of himself into his music than many other musicians can even pose. the man was his guitar and could make it sing more beautifully than jimi ever dreamed, with an intinsity that will never be matched, and with more soul than any other white man could ever muster!

Posted by dan on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 02:23am


What makes stevie ray better than jimi is that he played with more raw energy, power, soul, heart, stamina, and accuracy. jimi hendrix built an empire of rock and blues and was one of the most influental players of all time blah blah blah the same crap we have all heard forever. but it takes an artist like srv to take one of the most beloved songs by the man who most hail the greatest guitar player of all time and make it even better! hail to the true king of the guitar SRV!

Posted by dan on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 02:43am


There's a line between professional respect and blatant hero-worship. Everyone has his favorite musician that he will smother with praises and superlatives, but the idea that SRV was the "most intense" or "most soulful" out of the many hundreds of guitarists in the past fifty years is ridiculous. Hyperbole is for children.

Posted by William on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 04:43am


Okay, William...I've been a guitarist for 40 years. If theres another guitarist who was more intense, etc...name him. Hyperbole is one thing, being a fact is another!!

Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 06:34am


Except it's not fact. It does not touch the realm of fact at all.

You must also think I'm either stupid or brimming with inhuman levels of optimism to think that whatever I list will somehow sway you. It's the classic unwinnable setup because you've already decided how you'll treat any answer given. But hell, here's one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL4AMwrAcyE

Posted by William on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 07:02am


I have read comments all over this site - "SRV is and was better than Hendrix", "Buckethead is and was better than Hendrix", "Yngwie is better than Hendrix". I have even made my case for Jeff Beck being the greatest. What I do find interesting is that everyone compares their favorite guitarist to Hendrix. No one says that Buckethead was better than SRV. Nobody says that Page is better than Beck. It is always someone compared to Jimi. IMO, this must say something about the man's ability to play guitar. No one knows exactly where Hendrix would have taken his music, but I have a feeling we would have heard some amazing stuff. Let Jimi R.I.P. He has earned all the acolades that he receives. I don't understand why everyone needs to have these pissing contests here.

And I have played guitar for 35 plus years and I don't know how anyone can say that SRV played with more heart and soul, just like I don't know how anyone could say that Hendrix did.

Just as a sidebar - I wonder if people know that both Jimi and SRV both thought that Billy Gibbons was the man.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 07:22am


The main reason that most people compare to Hendrix is that he's the most talked-about guitarist. Whether or not he actually deserves all the accolades he gets (I vote no), point is he gets them, and you can't avoid a comparison.

Posted by William on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 08:02am


If "Texas Flood" was released in 1973 instead of 1983. Stevie Ray would have gotten in the Hall on the first ballot. I think he came a little too late in the evolution of Blues/Rock. A fine guitarist.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 14:51pm


Of course its a fact! All the great ones play with a great deal of passion, fire, and intensity. The wonderful thing about it is they're all DIFFERENT!! That being said, I would never place on above the others...I like them all!! Stevie Ray took what he learned from his influences and took it to another level. People call Kenny Wayne Shepard an "SRV wannabe". I say whats wrong with that? He's out there doing it! He's a very good guitarist.

William...I'm glad you have an opinion...thats what makes it FUN!!!

Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 16:53pm


I absolutely hate arguing over who's a better guitarist, 'cos it all depends upon which angle you consider "best". Clearly, this argument is about guitar playing ability, but surely I could come in and use experimentation in playing as criteria?

So, here is a short(ish) list of guitarists who have influenced on my (pretty crappy) guitar playing:

Johnny Marr (Smiths)
Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen)
Nick McCabe (Verve)
Bernard Sumner (JD/NO)
Johnny Greenwood/Ed O'Brien (Radiohead)
John Squire (Stone Roses)
Ron Asheton (Stooges)
Mick Jones (Clash)
Pete Shelley/Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks)

Posted by Liam on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 16:55pm


Liam...not a bad list if you ask me. If you have a lot of influences it simply means that you mix them all up and hopefully something thats all yours drips off the back! None of it sucks!!

Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 18:06pm


Hey guys...If you'd like to see an amazing player check out Larry Collins of The Collins Kids on YouTube. He was a true disciple of Joe Maphis...and about 10 years old in their heyday...real cool rockabilly history. Amazing player at that or any age.

Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 18:15pm


OK, a few more (this is quite fun):

John McGeoch (Magazine)
Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
Andy Gill (Gang of Four)
Keef Richards (Rolling Bones)
Pete Townshend (Who)
Dave Davies (Kinks)
Mike McCready/Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 10:57am


Liam...Once again, a great list. I remember Steve Jones doing a song called "Mercy" a few years back...threw me for a loop!! Didn't quite sound like the Pistols...lol!! Kim Thayil...vastly underrated!! Some of my earlier influences:

Robin Trower
Steve Cropper (Booker T & the M.G.'s)
Wes Montgomery
George Harrison (who didn't???)
Jimmy Nolen (James Brown)
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
Chet Atkins & Merle Travis (Travis picking just really sounds cool!!!)
Scotty Moore (50's Elvis)

Kinda showing my age...lol!!!
Man, there are so many great ones out there! Like I said before...I like them all!

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 12:24pm


...and some MORE:

Graham Coxon (Blur)
Johnny Ramone (hmm...I wonder....MC5?)
Kevin Shields/Billinda Butcher (My Bloody Valentine)
Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins)
Joey Santiago (Pixies)
Noel Gallagher (Oasis) (well, he was gonna creep in eventually...)
William Reid (Jesus & Mary Chain)
Bernard Butler (Suede)
George Harrison (Beatles...duh)

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 13:26pm


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Posted by LitleMarta on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 14:45pm


Why does this websit have his chances at such a low nuber? To me SRV is an instant HOFer. Could someone please explain!

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 02.6.08 @ 13:31pm


Let me just say this whole hall of fame shit is just that.They over looked Black Sabbath for how many years?..8?
If I am not mistaken Metallica was eligible this year and they over looked them as well.Let's see how about they put in Mellencamp,Madonna, and Dave Clark five over these guys..WTF?!

SRV shouldn't even be a hard choice for these assholes.If he is eligible and is over looked it shouldn't surprise anyone.

having ranted about the irrelevance of this establishment it sure would be sweet for me a s a MUSIC FAN to have 2 of my favorite artists go in together..SRV AND METALLICA!!

Posted by Metal Rob on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 03:55am


There are many great guitar players but no one can compare to the ONE AND ONLY Stevie Ray Vaughn. Not only was he and still is the greatest ever but we must also remember the other important aspect of this genius of a man! He was a Saint and well respected for his passion and abilities by all. The other great thing to remember is how wonderful of a man he was aside from his talent. Humble, gracious, kind, respectful, loving, generous, visionary, these are only a small group of who he really was. No one will ever forget him for who he was and what he gave to all of us. It would be a grevious insult and totally shameful act if he was not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stevie was an ANGEL and ANGELS are with us forever.

Posted by LIVIO LUCHINI on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 08:24am


Yes, he was a great player, and his contribution is worthy of the HOF...but lets not canonize him, okay? GEEZ!!!!!

Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 12:58pm


Heres an example of what happens when you get two MONSTER players onstage at the same time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UIptI2rcjg&feature=related

Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 18:19pm


SRV got me to here the blues for the frist time and I can't say any player has ever done that not even Jimi. So vote him in and let the house keep on rockin.

Posted by ken on Friday, 02.15.08 @ 18:35pm


I think Stevie should be inducted because of his contributions to the Rock with many songs that are revered as classics. Also if it wasn't for Stevie we wouldn't have had the Blues revival that took place during the 80's. He has been a influence on many guitarist since including myself.

Posted by Dusty Robertson on Monday, 02.18.08 @ 09:53am


Taste of music is individual and will influence everybodys choice. I don't like blues any particular, but to listen to Stevie Ray's guitarplaying is special. He had a very very rare talent. The total control of the guitar gave him the possibility to express himself through it like i've never heard before or since.
Therefore i will say that no one deserves to be elected more than Stevie.

Posted by Rusk on Tuesday, 02.26.08 @ 06:03am


He is so well respected by so many people. I've read a lot of these voting tallies, that has to be lowest no on here. Get ready for the Eric Clapton speech next year. He's in on the very first mention of his name.

Posted by JasonP on Thursday, 02.28.08 @ 08:24am


SRV "belongs" in the HOF.
And MTB should join Skynrd there.

Posted by Jim Munford on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 20:04pm


SRV died a tragic death in a helicopter crash. That is well known. But, we forgot something. We still DO HAVE... one Vaughan. Jimmie Vaughan. Stevie's older brother, while not Stevie per se, is still an experienced guitarist. Music isn't dead. As for Hendrix, let me tell you something. That guy was unstoppable as a guitarist and both SRV and Jimmy Hendrix will be missed dearly by the world today, and to come.

Posted by ? on Saturday, 03.8.08 @ 21:03pm


Stevie Ray Vaughn was probably the best real blues guitarist ever excepet of course for Clapton, whom was one of Stevie's influense's. If anyone evere deserved to be in the Hall of Fame it is Stevie Ray Vaughn. He once said that like Hendrix he plays both rythm and lead at the same time which shows how great a guitar player he was.

Posted by Gary Carr on Sunday, 03.9.08 @ 14:14pm


I know that Stevie was influenced by the likes of Albert King and some other older blues players, and he was definitely influenced by Hendrix. I don't think he was influenced all that much by Clapton, though. Maybe to a small degree...I never really detected it that much in his playing.

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.9.08 @ 14:47pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan should be a shoo-in !

Posted by Barbara Collins on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 09:42am


I never met SRV, but feel I know him intimately through his music. He was, and still is, the greatest blues-rock guitarist who ever lived. Every ounce of him was poured out in his guitar playing. I have never witnessed a musician before or since who played with such conviction and eloquance. I can't think of anyone else who deserves to be inducted more than Stevie.

Posted by austin blues fan on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 08:02am


madonna, got picked, are you kidding me? SVR should be a sure thing then. I think picking madonna for the pop hall of fame would be fine, Stevie had better get in or the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame will lose alot of respect, if they have any left after allowing madonna in.

Posted by Krista on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 11:47am


SRV was the one of the best blues-rock guitarist, and I love his songs, not only his guitar sounds but also his letters.

Stevie Ray Vaughan deserve be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton!

Posted by Lucas on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 14:02pm


I remember watching the news after Stevie's death and it was announced by Peter Jennings, ABC World News, that a guitar master had died. A master. Not many masters come along in any craft during a normal lifetime. Stevie was "The Master" of the guitar. Better than anyone who has played electric guitar with soul and style. His playing defined the modern day blues. I'm proud to be from Dallas and proud that Stevie was from our city. My wife and I ride The Stevie Ray Vaughan Charity ride each year in Dallas on our Harleys along with thousands of adoring fans. Stevie you may be in heaven but not to worry about getting into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Your already there. God bless.

Posted by Dave on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 22:22pm


Stevie Ray Vaughn has got to be one of the few musicians who can truly and accurately convey his emotion through his playing. As greats such as Eric Clapton and B.B. King have said, paraphrasing, Stevie's music just flowed out. Even they claim he had what they did not have. He is still very much and influential musician some 18 years after his untimely death. The RRHF will not be complete until SRV is inducted.

Posted by Ray on Thursday, 03.27.08 @ 07:08am


I had never heard of SRV in the small-minded, droll, backwater town I schooled in. It wasn't until I moved to Rochester New York that I heard the likes of Texas Flood and Pipeline. "Who's playing that?" "Who is this guy?" I am proud to own dang near every one of his (and his brother's) CD's. I recently had chance to get to Austin and see the memorial and witness the number of people who are stopping by it still. I love this master of a guitar player and am impatiently waiting for the day he is inducted rightfully into where he most definately belongs...the RRHOF!!!

Posted by Tina-Marie on Sunday, 03.30.08 @ 22:06pm


MOST ELOQUENTLY SAID TINA-MARIE

Posted by HAWK on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 07:26am


SRV. Hmmmm. Maybe we can start inducting tribute bands as well? I mean, lets be real here. We all have our influences and inspirations, but seldom do we see someone emerge in such blatant cloning achieve legend as undeserved as the late Stevie Ray Vaughn. Vaughn was obviously gifted, yet obviously conflicted, never sure if to rely on his own natural talents or - as he all too often demonstrated - find it suffecient to ape his idol in style, technique and even dress.

But hey, we won't let something as trivial and insignificant as ORIGINALITY interfere with the emotionalally driven campaign to induct Vaughn into the RRHOH, will we? I mean, he did conveniently DIE allowing a mythology and legend for everyone to worship...

Fellow Texan Roky Erickson seems more worthy a canidate to me, however I think the sun will implode first...

Posted by Ward on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 19:03pm


Poor Ward, such a misguided soul!

Posted by HAWK on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:38pm


Ward, when are you going to conveniently die? I guarantee no one's going to remember you. And yes Hawk, Ward is a misguided soul to even think that of anyone.

Posted by M on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 09:41am


I wouldn't worry, M, I think the Hendrix Brigade have already got him. Who'll remember you though?

I do have sympathy for a number of his posts.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 09:49am


I mean points, not posts.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 10:07am


Liam, would you please be kind enough to enlighten the masses on the points that you feel deserve some sympathy?

Posted by HAWK on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 10:32am


I meant sympathy in the sense that I have understanding for his points, not that I feeling sorry for him.

SRV was never very original, and I've known some SRV fans to be pretty militant against non-fans and detractors.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 10:37am


I think that we understand that you are not feeling sorry for HIM. Aside from the obvious, where was SRV never original and please be as honest and specific as possible.

Posted by HAWK on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 11:05am


Actually, if we were to go down that road, it'd be YOU who'd have to show me how he WAS original. Feel free, but I'm really not in he mood, and you might not even get a reply from me.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 11:14am


I didn't mean to sound rude or anything, sorry if I came across that way. I'm just not particularly fond of SRV, really. His style doesn't much interest me.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 11:20am


Kind of what I expected. No reply required!

Posted by HAWK on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 11:26am


I hope the people that remember me are the one's whom i love and that love me. For me to say that someone will not be remembered was totally wrong and I apologize for being out of line. But, for someone to say that someone conveniently died is not right either.

Posted by M on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 10:51am


Original or not a 98% vote seems to say enough.

Posted by M on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 10:54am


You show a lot of class M as did Liam and you are totally correct and yes 98% vote says more than enough!

Posted by HAWK on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 14:40pm


For the record allow me to clarify my point.

When I say 'conveniently die' - it isn't a flippant dismissal of Vaughn's unfortunate and tragic death. Had Vaughn lived, I somehow doubt he'd be ever considered for a spot in the Hall. However, the sick cult of celebrity death (which always allows the endless backwash of undeserved praise and adulation)almost serves as fail-safe insurance that he will be inducted. Death has always been and forever shall be the greatest public relations coup.

To amplify my point further - Vaughn really did little more than revamp Hendrix and embellish it with some stock and trade Tex-Mex flash. This in itself is fine; whether it was any good or not is irrelavant. Having said that, it is important to note there is a fine line between 'influential' and 'inspirational'. I've little doubt Vaugh inspired many to play guitar, yet the influence is Hendrix. The guitar, the sound, the technique... even the figgin' CLOTHES.

Oh, but Vaughn's DEAD, see?

Other guitar nerds could just as easily lobby Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and whatver other technical hack got his face plastered on the cover of Guitar World magazine in the 80's.

However, they are still ALIVE, see?

Tragic death = RRHOF.

Sorry folks. It's UNDESERVED.


Posted by Ward on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 11:11am


Wow!! I have not been here for a while and William and Liam seem to be getting pounded on. As for the objective view of the RRHOF I compare it to the bible in a way. Two people can read the same passage and get two completly different meanings. The critera is based on influence and innovation and it seems that even the committe has a hard time with that. There are certain members of the committe that worked for/with artists and really lobby for them. Then there are artists that had riffs with members and their goal is to keep that artist out of the RRHOF. I don't agree with William or Liams opinions most of the time but it makles for interesting conversation.

As for Ward..... I am with you on the death of artists. They become bigger in death then they were in life. Look at Kurt Cobain.

And Mr. Liam....I never got a comment on the list that I gave you of my bands I liked. Did I mortify you that badly :) !

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 12:11pm


Again, poor Ward, not only misguided but now confused. It would probably be more accurate to admit that you are not a fan of the LATE GREAT SRV in any shape or form and possibly guitarists in general(except for Hendrix)so please try and do the right thing and spare the rest of us.

Posted by HAWK on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 12:34pm


OH BOY, now we have another opinion on deceased artists. It's sad when any artist dies.The point is they left us with something that we will always have and remember. The question is whether they died on a voluntary or involuntary basis. Voluntary seems to speak for itself. Involuntary puts a whole new spin on the issue as they had no choice. There seems to be what is called missing the point. As much as I am a fan of Hendrix as well, did he not leave us and become larger than life?

Posted by HAWK on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 12:56pm


I agree totally with what HAWK has said and pointed out about Hendrix dying at an early age also, he probably is larger because of his early death and I am a huge fan of both.

Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 13:39pm


Thanks Brian!

Posted by HAWK on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 14:38pm


Damn right, SRV is the greatest guitar player of all-time.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 19:52pm


It's simple, you here Stevie Ray everywhere. televison, in the background during basketball and football games, etc. I introduced an 11 year old friend of my sons to Stevie last week, he loved the music and took the cd. I truly believe, as all who know great blues, he was the greatest and has influenced as many as those who influenced Stevie Ray.

Posted by sam wilson on Wednesday, 04.16.08 @ 21:01pm


"Had Vaughn lived, I somehow doubt he'd be ever considered for a spot in the Hall."

I do.

"I've little doubt Vaugh inspired many to play guitar, yet the influence is Hendrix. The guitar, the sound, the technique... even the figgin' CLOTHES."

No, just because Hendrix influenced Vaughn doesn't mean that Vaughn can't have his own direct influence on guitarists. I guess we should hold the fact that Hendrix as influenced by Dylan against Jimi, then?

"Other guitar nerds could just as easily lobby Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and whatver other technical hack got his face plastered on the cover of Guitar World magazine in the 80's.

However, they are still ALIVE, see?"

Does it actually matter? If you want Malmsteen in, go assassinate him. I don't even think enough people give a crap about him now for anyone to notice.

P.S. Dano, the inducted list is OK, eligibles is a bit less, but the other two are just awful IMO ;D

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 03:53am


Liam, it is nice to see that you have to copy someone else's comments word for word to make a point. I wish to retract my comment about being a class act. You out and out admit that SRV is not your cup of tea (YOUR QUOTE, I'm just not particularly fond of SRV, really. His style doesn't interest me much.)yet you continue to try and enlighten us with your useless dribble and opinions on an artist that you obviously do not care for or understand for that matter, so please try and find another venue to annoy people.

Posted by HAWK on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 07:54am


If you would bother actually reading, I was actually going against Ward's points. You'll want to start sucking up to me again, now you know.

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 08:19am


Liam, try and re write your original in proper grammar so that a simple person like myself can understand.

Posted by HAWK on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 08:45am


KK:

**BEGIN REWRITE**

""Had Vaughn lived, I somehow doubt he'd be ever considered for a spot in the Hall." -Ward

Well, I think he would be. Surely Joy Division should be (at least) considered by now, by that logic?

"I've little doubt Vaugh inspired many to play guitar, yet the influence is Hendrix. The guitar, the sound, the technique... even the figgin' CLOTHES." -Ward

No, you mean "yet the innovation is Hendrix." Since you're not denying that Vaughn "inspired many to play guitar," and we all know that he did, then we better get on and induct him.

"Other guitar nerds could just as easily lobby Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and whatver other technical hack got his face plastered on the cover of Guitar World magazine in the 80's.

However, they are still ALIVE, see?" -Ward

I don't know why you're complaining. For a start, Malmsteen is a hack, so, yeah, no. Ever stopped back and wondered whether Vaughn is simply a better guitarist than those three? He was a great guitarist, quit yer bitchin'.

**END REWRITE**

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 10:09am


Since Hendrix was basically just a funnel for the stylings of his own influences, if you're going to argue against Vaughan for that reason, you have to argue against Hendrix as well.

Posted by William on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 10:25am


Way to go Liam, see how easy the rewrite was, now there can be no misconceptions to your previous post. You have definitely redeemed yourself and restored your class. Congrats & thanks.

Posted by HAWK on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 11:10am


William, that sums it all up and puts this one to rest. EXCELLENT

Posted by HAWK on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 11:39am


Or maybe we can also induct Randy Hansen and Frank Marino in triplicate with Stevie Ray Vaughn!!

And then Sha Na Na, the Stray Cats and Rev Horton Heat!!

And then Black Crowes instead of Free and the Faces!!

Puh LEEZE.

Yeah, *I'M* confused....

Posted by Ward on Sunday, 04.20.08 @ 21:23pm


STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - AMAZING! DISTINCT, SOULFUL, STYLISH, MIND BLOWING. BRIDGED ROCK AND BLUES. SIMPLY PHENOMONAL TO WATCH AND TO HEAR. WHO DOSNT SMILE & WHOSE SOUL ISNT TOUCHED WHEN THEY LISTEN TO STEVIE? HE MUST BE INDUCTED. SRV LIVES FOREVER. WHAT THE WORLD LOST ON THAT SAD AUGUST DAY IS IMMEASURABLE.

Posted by ANONYMOUS 7 on Tuesday, 04.22.08 @ 19:48pm


ANONYMOUS, PERFECT AND BANG ON!

Posted by HAMMER on Thursday, 04.24.08 @ 13:06pm


I can't wait to turn on my TV next year and see Stevie getting inducted into the Hall. He deserves it 110% no doubt about it. Every time I hear and watch his music, chills go up and down my spin, and my arms and legs fill with goosebumps. Stevie is my guitar hero and is rightfully one of the greatest of all time. R.I.P. Stevie, your always number 1 in my heart!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Tim on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 21:03pm


Obviously I meant to say spine there, and not spin

Posted by Tim on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 21:05pm


Stevie had incredible talent, absolutely no comparison.

Posted by gypsyj1 on Monday, 05.12.08 @ 07:49am


All of this talk about comparing Stevie to Hendrix,Vai,Satriani,Malmsteen etc. is pointless. The question is should he be inducted into the RRHOF and why. If this question is a matter of public opinion then I believe it would be an overwhelming yes...by those who have heard and appreciated his undeniable skill with a guitar. There are thousands of people that can play a guitar quite skillfully but not so many that play in such a way as to evoke so much emotion in every note. Stevie could make his guitar express so much feeling it's ridiculous. Just referrence "Riviera Paradise or Little Wing". As far as Stevie having an influence on music or musicians....just ask his peers. So many of his contemporaries have spoken their awe and respect for his talent and contribution to bringing Blues(the roots of Rock and Roll by the way)out of the wings and onto center stage where it belongs. There are newer artists today that name him as an influence...Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd come to mind. I think we can attribute the increase in popularity and exposure of blues music and blusey rock to artists like SRV, Robert Cray,Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. If the vote were left up to his peers there would be no question of his induction. He has earned it,period.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 05.14.08 @ 17:26pm


There are musicians that you can say are good,some even great,but there are so very few that come along and can touch your soul with their music; Stevie was one of them. His soul was poured out in everything he played, what a beautiful thing to have shared-simply a once in a lifetime experience.

Posted by Paul on Thursday, 05.22.08 @ 16:48pm


srv's music speaks for itself, no need for rrhof induction SRV=GOOD TEXAN

Posted by oscar on Sunday, 05.25.08 @ 09:58am


Check out Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar playing on First We Take Manhattan, from the 1987 album, Famous Blue Raincoat by Jennifer Warnes, which was recently remastered. The songs were all written by Leonard Cohen.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.26.08 @ 18:05pm


I was your normal 80's rock & roll guy, Led Zeppelin, Ted Nugent, Queen, Aerosmith,, but the EXACT MOMENT that I heard the song TEXAS FLOOD,, I was totally and completely AWE of what I was hearing! I had to find out who was this singer and guitar player I heard, I found out it was STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, a bluesman from texas! I rushed out and purchased his cd TEXAS FLOOD and could not believe the talent this guitar player had. After that, I was TOTALLY into Stevie's music, especially his guitar playing, you could just HEAR the difference in his playing! There was something special, that no other guitar player had, he was a rising star that just kept getting better with every CD! IN STEP was an amazing cd, his guitar playing had yet again evolved, his sound was different, new, exciting!! And when you watched him play, you could see that he was channeled into another zone, direct to the guitar gods, every note, riff, chord played was perfect, his playing flowed effortlessly and appeared to be endless!!!
THERE IS NO QUESTION AT ALL THAT STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN MUST BE ADDED TO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!! He changed the lives of EVERYONE that heard him sing and especially play is guitar!! He has inspired me and many others to play guitar and play his music, this will be true years and years from now!!
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN IS THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! other guitarists have their own style and sound, but Stevie completed all playing, blues, rock, jazz,, he was simply a TOTAL GUITARIST!

I MISS YOU STEVIE !!! YOU TOUCHED ME GREATLY!! AND YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE ON FOREVER!!

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN MUST BE INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME !!!!!!!!! IT MUST BE A 100% VOTE !! SO HALL OF FAME VOTERS,,,,,,,,,, GET THIS DONE !!!!

Carl

Posted by Carl Kurek on Thursday, 06.5.08 @ 10:32am


If S.R.V is not a first ballot Hall of famer, I will have no need to ever visit the Hall, as it will have, by this oversight, have rendered it'self a complete joke.
Lincoln Ciemny
Canada
PS: Love you Stevie; wish you were here!

Posted by Lincoln Ciemny on Saturday, 06.14.08 @ 15:08pm


Stevie Ray Vaughn is a LEGEND, there's no argument. If I had known he was not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame I would not have driven 300 miles to visit this past week. My friends would not have had to help me look for hours thru 5 floors to find Stevie's spot only to come away empty. btw we weren't the only ones looking for Stevie & wondering WTH?

When we left I was disappointed in the sell out popularity contest mentality. Yeah yeah, Elvis was good but too many displays revolved around Elvis. Is there any room for a great blues singing guitarist with natural talent?

SRV earned his place in the hall of fame. jmho this induction is long overdue.

Posted by Kristi on Wednesday, 06.25.08 @ 21:55pm


Kristi...there's a 25 year waiting period from the artist's first release, so it really isn't long overdue, His first year of eligibility is THIS YEAR!!!! Not everyone agrees with the waiting period, but the powers-that-be deemed it necessary.

He may very well have earned a place, but the nominating committee will decide that later this year. Sorry you went a year too soon!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 06.25.08 @ 22:21pm


How can you guys call yourself a rock n roll hall of fame and not include SRV and Double Trouble

Posted by nathan on Saturday, 06.28.08 @ 23:07pm


Nothing against SRV, but his fans are apparently illiterate.

Posted by William on Saturday, 06.28.08 @ 23:09pm


Gitarzan, SRV's Album In the Beginning was released in 1980. Do the math.

Posted by Bob on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 18:38pm


Bob, In the Beginning wasn't released until 1990... It was recorded live in 1980, but that's irrelevant. It's when the album was released that counts.

Posted by Marv on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 18:56pm


Music didn't die with the demise of SRV. No such thing exists regarding the greatest; the best; the supreme-call it what you like-in any arts form. Similar to Eric Clapton, SRV was an imitator, an impressionist.

Jimi Hendrix belongs in the musical avant-garde, his guitar playing, performances and compositions will be venerated and recollected long after the memories of EC and SRV have dissipated.

How Eric Clapton achieved induction into the RRHF on three occasions makes the process a farce.

Take what Eric Clapton, BB King, and John Lee Hooker [et al] say with a pinch of salt - the music world is cruel - read their autobiographies, or the biographies, and read the sub-text.

By the way, they are mortals like us . . . only with big egos-self-absorbed and brimming with narcissism. Don't lose any sleep over them - they're not losing time thinking about you.

Continue to enjoy their music and their gift, but they are not gods-just lucky . . . then maybe, not?

Posted by Ronnie K. on Friday, 07.11.08 @ 17:47pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan will go down in history as possibly the best if not one of the best guitar players that ever lived. He inspired artists of all genres and continues to do so even in death. He earned his place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Denise Rednour on Monday, 07.14.08 @ 23:12pm


The is no doubt at all that SRV should be inducted first year, top of his class. He took everyone's breath away - he felt the blues nobody and he conveyed it on stage like a master. He definitely perpetuated and influenced very high-quality blues rock and brought Texas-blues to the world stage.

And Ronnie K. - you sound a little bitter. Yes, Jimi was amazing and perhaps the best, and I do agree that Clapton is a little overrated, but SRV is beyond comparision.

Posted by Mountaineer on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 12:54pm


Mountaineer

I'm not a "little bitter" - I'm a big bitter." I rest my case - it's getting heavy.

Everyone is free to like whoever they want - Lot of great guitar players out there. If SRV gets in great - Jimi Hendrix took guitar playing up an notch and was a big influence on a lot of people -musicians - guitarists. Don't forget Jimi's music was created in the sixties - still sounds fresh and great today - it's often overlooked he was a great singer.

Time to take my medication . . . Take care.

Posted by Ronnie K. on Thursday, 07.17.08 @ 18:57pm


It would be a crime if Stevie was not inducted. He deserves it. Just listening to his music moves you. whether it is a slow, soulful guitar solo or a rocking, shake you up guitar riff srv is the best guitar player ever. period.

Posted by megan on Friday, 07.25.08 @ 12:26pm


should stevie ray vaughan be in the hall of fame? you bet your .... he sure should be, such a shame he hasnt been in there already.. but hey its always nice to be put in the hall of fame, for an artist, and we all know mr vaughan was and still is the best, and will always be, he played and sang from his heart and soul each and every night.
it would be sooooooo amazeing to see him in there, his brother jimmie his mom, his whole family and all us fans. and most important of all the man him self, would be sooooo happy and proud to be there, and you can bet, he would know

Posted by kelly sherman on Friday, 07.25.08 @ 20:21pm


Landslide said Yes. That made my day.

Posted by Steve on Saturday, 07.26.08 @ 22:26pm


Truly a unique group of like-minded posts here. I had no idea SRV had so thoroughly supplanted the Beatles at #1 all-time. That's certainly the feeling I received from all these postings. I guess I missed the moment that he did it.

I'll level w/you here. I have not heard all of SRV's work. What I have heard has been the radio fare. The reason I have never been moved to hear the rest is because this really seems to be a cas of overhype, at least to these ears. When I hear SRV I hear an above average guitarist playing with a fairly good backing band. This is all I hear. The music is certainly good, but it is definitely not the life-or-death proposition it has been made out to be on this site.

Judging by the rabid fanbase on this site this might cause an upheaval of epic proportions, but here goes. I have the courage to admit I'm one of the 3% who voted no, and I don't mind saying it. Nothing against the music, I just don't think it's the greatest of all time here.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 08.1.08 @ 06:36am


This is a youtube clip of SRV and Jeff Back. It has nothing to do with anything except that it is a lot of fun......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UIptI2rcjg

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 08.1.08 @ 07:20am


Cheesecrop...In my opinion, SRV gave that particular genre a major shot in the arm when it desperately needed one. I think his emergence also brought a lot of his influences to the forefront. His was more emulation than imitation because he put his own stamp on most of the stuff he covered while remaining true to it. His style of playing was very distinct.

You're right about a lot of his better recordings not being the ones getting all the airplay..."Tin Pan Alley", "Riviera Paradise", and "Lenny" would be good examples, IMO. He was very influential and, once again IMO, took blues playing to another level.

He was a very talented player, one of the best raw talents I've ever seen, and by all accounts a really good guy. If he were inducted I certainly wouldn't object...

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 08.1.08 @ 19:04pm


When the blues was kind of cooled out, SRV came up with his fiery mix of southern rock, blues and blues rock, thus reviving what was really lost during sometime, since rock and roll and it's variants had pratically sucked into the blues roots for inspiration, and turned the whole thing upside down. He is one of those players you expecto to see very few showing up every decade, like Hendrix, Clapton, Page and Beck.

Posted by Jimmy Harighals on Sunday, 08.17.08 @ 19:08pm


COME ON FOLKS...LET'S GET SERIOUS NOW!!! STEVIE RAY VAUGHN IS SIMPLY THE BEST THAT HAS EVER BEEN, AND IT IS A JOKE THAT HE ISN'T ALREADY IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!!....IS THERE SOMETHING I AM NOT GETTING?

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MUSICIAN LIKE HIM, AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL BE...IT BROKE MY HEART THAT I "DISCOVERED" HIM AFTER HE HAD DIED...MAYBE I WILL GET TO HEAR HIM IN HEAVEN...I JUST KNOW HE IS PLAYING HIS MUSIC UP THERE FOR EVERYONE!!!....

Posted by Susie G on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 00:46am


"COME ON FOLKS...LET'S GET SERIOUS NOW!!! STEVIE RAY VAUGHN IS SIMPLY THE BEST THAT HAS EVER BEEN, AND IT IS A JOKE THAT HE ISN'T ALREADY IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!!....IS THERE SOMETHING I AM NOT GETTING?"--Susie G

Yes, Susie, there is something you're not getting... SRV hasn't been eligible until this year. 25 years after first release before becoming eligible for induction is the rule.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 02:01am


Philip...you forgot to add that this is probably the ONLY rule they follow...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 06:54am


Unless you count Rod Stewart and Smokey Robinson as solo artists... they kind of took a shortcut in those two cases.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 16:47pm


Maybe they weren't counting Earth years for those two...lol!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 16:53pm


I am always amused by so many people claiming someone is "the best of all time" when they have not even heard a sliver of the great artists out there.

Which is not to say that if SRV fails to be inducted this year it will bother me but there are others far more deserving who have been neglected from induction for many years.

Nonetheless I wish him well (may he rest in peace).

Posted by Shawn McElhinney on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 18:09pm


Shawn...When someone labels a guitarist "the best of all time", 99 times out of 100 it's their "favorite". I couldn't hang that label on anyone...I have no idea who could be called the best. Playing for a long time has made me appreciate a whole lot of them for various reasons.

It's funny how easy it is to jump on the Hendrix bandwagon. He was very good, very innovative, and most assuredly a huge influence, but he's by no means the best I've ever witnessed. It's all subjective, I guess...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 19:24pm


6315 votes 97% yes

Wow

Posted by Todd on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 10:58am


All those who opine on Stevie Ray's musicianship without having had a real exposure to his complete discography or videography should simply Google his name. One will find many musicians who considered him the "best of the best" including John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, etc. Not exactly "chopped liver." One cannot judge him based on radio air play; he has to be SEEN. Unfortunately, the only way that can happen is through DVD, television, and the internet. On this sad 18th anniversary of his untimely death, I send my love to his family and great hopes that he will be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hopefully, as a fan, I have not shown myself to be illiterate as one poster has deduced.
RIP, Stevie Ray.

Posted by Candice on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 18:38pm


I knew Steve Vaugh when he lived in Graham, Texas in High School. I would like to know if anyone out there remembers when Steve lived in Graham, Texas. He and I were good friends and played guitar together at his house and at mine. I know that his time in Graham was left out of his biography, but there are several of us who were his close friends who still remember him from those days. I hope he gets into the hall of fame.

Posted by Tom Boyle on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 14:14pm


I discovered Stevie ray way to late in my life.
He has helped me through so many things just when you think life stinks one of his songs comes on the radio it just lifts your spirits.
I miss him dearly as does the world R.I.P SRV.

Posted by sfm on Friday, 09.12.08 @ 07:44am


SRV did so much to keep the (blues)music he loved alive.
He always covered his blues heroes songs on his albums and sang their prasies in interviews etc.
He turned down a lucrative offer to tour as David Bowie's guitarist.
Instead he chose to pursue the blues as a solo artist.
SRV= The "Real" Deal.

Posted by bobby on Monday, 09.15.08 @ 18:33pm


your hall of fame can go to hell !!!

run dmc over SRV....GIMME A BREAK.
THE HALL OF CRAP.

Posted by dave rogers on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 18:10pm


I'm in shock over yesterday's news that Stevie Ray did not make the final nominations list. I've been waiting for this moment for over 10 years and was waiting to go to NY to see him get inducted and now come to find out he's not even nominated. The RnR HoF just lost a lot of its credability if not all of it over this snub.

Posted by Rey Topete on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 07:47am


There's nothing more to say.
SRV not being inducted in his first year of eligibility is a total joke. I've lost TOTAL respesct for the RRHF today. What a travesty!

Posted by ??? on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 13:58pm


Well said. It's all BEEN said. SRV belongs in the RRHF. End of story. The RRHF, as of today, has become a joke. I just hope they realize the mistake they made and put Stevie in next year.

Posted by Mosey Long on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 14:16pm


What idiots said no to Stevie Ray Vaughan! Must be the same morons that said yes to Spears... With rock and blues influences, awesome guitar playing, and a voice that just fits the music, not to mention the lyrics. The man was (and, in my eyes, still is) amazing! I can't believe he just missed nomination this year! And Run DMC is in there!? Ooo, so what, they used some rock stuff in a couple songs! Dumbasses...

Posted by BakerBoy86 on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 23:40pm


Regarding this website can someone please explain how back on 9/27/06 Stevie's induction chances were at 59% and are now listed at 27%?
In the 2009 nominee section this website, it states that SRV "should soon be immortalized in Clevland".
That being said, shouldn't his percentage be much higher? I don't care what anyone says, SRV and Double Trouble should have been nominated and inducted THIS YEAR, thier first year of eligibility. SRV influenced more people in the eighties to go back and listen to the bluesmasters who went before him than anyone else ever did. He singlhandedly started a Blues revival not seen since. His not being nominated this year really is a joke and a travesty. He was one of the greatest guitarists to ever live. He also sang and wrote great ORIGINAL songs with passion and emotion. He touched many people's lives. There will never be another SRV in this lifetime or any other. PUT SRV AND DOUBLE TROUBLE IN NEXT YEAR, and end this nonsense, PLEASE!

Posted by jcapaldi on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 08:11am


A talent like SRV comes along once in a generation.Since his death there hasn't been anyone that has come around that is even half the talent that SRV was.There were many before him but none after him.

Posted by Clay on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 00:28am


I still remember the first time I listened to his Live Alive cd......it was a life-altering experience. He's the best blues guatarist I have ever heard. Too bad he's not with us anymore. He is missed.

Posted by bquest on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 10:59am


Great guitar player if you like a Hendrix type copy cats

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:21am


mrxyz...I think he was just a LITTLE more than that! Don't make me sic my "Great White" on you! Either that or we'll tie you to a chair and make you listen to "Indian Love Call" by Slim Whitman...over and over!!! Remember what happened to those Martians...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:32am


mrxyz...I think he was just a LITTLE more than that! Don't make me sic my "Great White" on you! Either that or we'll tie you to a chair and make you listen to "Indian Love Call" by Slim Whitman...over and over!!! Remember what happened to those Martians...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:32am


More than a great guitar player..That's a lot lol
He just did what had already had been done.. Did it well..
Sold a lot of music. I guess he should be in..?? I like innovators rule breaker He is no Hendrix or Fuller or Billie Holiday etc.. He was a hollywood hypers.. Heck he even looked the part lol HE IS GREAT NO DOUBT.. That is about where it begins and ends..To me..

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:52am


Great guitar player if you like a Hendrix type copy cats
Posted by mrxyz

Aw,that's not entirely true and accurate.
I'm a big fan of SRV's,saw him live several times from his touring his then new album Couldn't Stand The Weather - the Live Alive tour.

Stevie was no doubt influenced by Hendrix (he would be and was the first to say so)but he took the Hendrix influence crossbred it with Albert King/Freddie King/Kenny Burrell/Wes Montgomery
via his own incredible technique,emotive feel in his playing and it was now created something that was his own.
Much more then a Hendrix clone to Stevie.

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:55am


mrxyz...I'm cool with your opinion...still gonna tie ya to that chair, though....lol!!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:56am


Stevie was no doubt influenced by Hendrix (he would be and was the first to say so)but he took the Hendrix influence crossbred it with Albert King/Freddie King/Kenny Burrell/Wes Montgomery
via his own incredible technique,emotive feel in his playing and it was now created something that was his own.
Much more then a Hendrix clone to Stevie.

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:55am


I agree he sounds like a lot of players that is my point.. Nothing new just good...


I think he is great sold tons of stuff!! Yeah he even has the ROCK LOOK LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 12:48pm


I think he is great sold tons of stuff!! Yeah he even has the ROCK LOOK LOL
Posted by mrxyz

I'm not sure what constitutes the "rock look".
I mean the cat was from Texas he like most people down south often wore a cowboy hat.
Getting back to his playing...
Dontch'a think his sound can be heard constantly in todays guitat players such as John Mayer who to me is nothing more then a SRV clone.

Nah, SRV took all his influences and that compounded with his Texan rootsy style INCREDIBLE technique,attack,execution made it his own.
The guy had tremendous chops,even when he was f@$%ed up he seldom missed.

Curious,who do you consider an alltime fave great guitarist that surpassed what SRV could do?

Posted by Unknown on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 13:40pm


for poeple who influenced SRV or SRV influenced Them!
Stevie RAVEON!!! Posted by BradC

Yes, and given the chance SRV cited them often and in the case of some of the older not so well known names (especially in the synth laden new wave early 80's musical climate)SRV recorded their songs always giving proper writing credits,jammed,recorded with them.
A class act,talant through and through.
"Giving back" to those who meant so much to him.

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 14:24pm


SRV is not a copycat. If you look at the history of RnR, styles are constantly reinvented 10-15 years after an artist or two popularized it. And there is nothing wrong with that. SRV took what Jimi gave us, added and subtracted a couple of things and helped popularize the style and sound again.

We call that perpertuation of the artform. I was never the biggest SRV fan, but I certainly can appreciate what his legacy and contributions to RnR are/were.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 15:08pm




SRV is not a copycat. If you look at the history of RnR, styles are constantly reinvented 10-15 years after an artist or two popularized it. And there is nothing wrong with that. SRV took what Jimi gave us, added and subtracted a couple of things and helped popularize the style and sound again.

We call that perpertuation of the artform. I was never the biggest SRV fan, but I certainly can appreciate what his legacy and contributions to RnR are/were.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 15:08pm

..
he is a great guitar player. Looks the part had/has the HOLLYWOOD HYPE...Other than that..
All I can say is "ALL YOU NEED IS EARS"..He really brought nothing new to the table. .looking at who has made it in and who has not.. SRV could be in LOL....Better than many but not nothing new....

GOOD GUITAR man ....I get bored easy LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 20:28pm


rxyz...I'm cool with your opinion...still gonna tie ya to that chair, though....lol!!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:56am

Tie me to the chair..??? well keep the ropes loose.. I may need to hang you with them..
Stevie was a great player.. Better than u2 so why not lol..
Some say he brought blues back in the 80's I say did it ever leave..?

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 21:42pm


"Tie me to the chair..??? well keep the ropes loose.. I may need to hang you with them"- mrxyz

ROFL!!!!! mrxyz...you're too much!!! As long as it's quick and I don't have to listen to "Indian Love Call"...hey, I'm good!!!!

As for the blues ever leaving, I guess you could say that for a while it was hiding in a real obscure place...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 08:14am


Some say he brought blues back in the 80's I say did it ever leave..?
Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 21:42pm

On commercial radio,MTV etc it most certainly left.
Guys like Dicky Betts from the Allman Brothers Band have stated on record that they were very much struggling until SRV reintrouduced the blues to a mass audience.
Regardless if Stevie got in the RRHOF or not is a moot point.
His place is secured in the history of music,not just by the fans but where it REALLY matters most.
His peers,the bluesmen he emulated/helped,and the state of Texas who have a statue of him standing tall honuring him.

I personally think he is very deserving,not just because i'm a fan.

Posted by Gary James CA on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 09:11am


On commercial radio,MTV etc it most certainly left.
Guys like Dicky Betts from the Allman Brothers Band have stated on record that they were very much struggling until SRV reintrouduced the blues to a mass audience.
Regardless if Stevie got in the RRHOF or not is a moot point.
His place is secured in the history of music,not just by the fans but where it REALLY matters most.
His peers,the bluesmen he emulated/helped,and the state of Texas who have a statue of him standing tall honuring him.

I personally think he is very deserving,not just because i'm a fan.


Posted by Gary James CA on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 09:11am

LOL MTV in the 80s was just starting..Not a factor and not a playr in blues..

In the 80's the "REAL " blues men such as Muddy Waters , BB King etc were back big time.. Even Clapton was singing da blues..

I guess you are thinking 'HOLYWIERD HYPE"
The 80's was a mixed up bag of rap and punk lost its soul to MTV.. Other Than Van Halen, Petty and a few others.. Even the Dobbies were still going strong..
What Planet were you on? SRV was a very small player in the 80's



Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 10:28am


What Planet were you on? SRV was a very small player in the 80's
Posted by mrxyz

On the planet where the old videotape comp. i'm holding in my hand to get the exact dates from.
All these videos were on constant rotation on MTV & assorted video programs:

Love Struck Baby (1983)
Cold Shot (1984)
Couldn't Stand The Weather (1984)
Change it (1985)
Superstition (1986)
I'm Leaving You Woman (Commit A Crime) 1987)
The House Is A Rockin' (1987)
Crossfire (1989)

Not to forget his MTV Unplugged episode too.

Posted by Gary James CA on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 19:27pm


ll these videos were on constant rotation on MTV & assorted video programs:

Love Struck Baby (1983)
Cold Shot (1984)
Couldn't Stand The Weather (1984)
Change it (1985)
Superstition (1986)
I'm Leaving You Woman (Commit A Crime) 1987)
The House Is A Rockin' (1987)
Crossfire (1989)

Not to forget his MTV Unplugged episode too.

Posted by Gary James CA on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 19:27pm


Yeah MTV took anything it could get in the old days
seems they still do....
SRV is a great guitar player full of rock hype sounds like a winner.. Rather him than U2..All and all the RHOF picks good ones..
All I am saying is he did really being anything new.. Other than that he is great I guess he won a few grammys .. god only knows why..? Better than Bonnie that's for sho.....! Lot of real legend blues cats that have not made a dime and never will.. Oh well that's the way it goes..
Long live the HYPE
The masses seem to like him..

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 20:54pm


Lot of real legend blues cats that have not made a dime and never will.. Oh well that's the way it goes..Posted by mrxyz

I get what your saying,and agree to a point
(about the orig. bluesmen).
Stevie who i was fortunate to meet several times post gigs was very sincere in his love of the blues.
It wasn't something just to exploit,he was real from his childhood up to his death.
Also SRV always gave proper writing credits when covering Buddy Guy,Howlin Wolf,Jimmy Reed,Willie Dixon etc putting some coin in their pockets,he helped in keeping their legacies alive.
As oppossed to a very well known englishman who blantantly ripped of Willie Dixon,Howlin Wolf NOT giving proper composer credits.
I wonder if he's since turned a new "page".

Posted by Gary James CA on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 21:12pm


He was a hollywood hypers..
Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:52am

I meant to ask how was that so?
You never saw SRV in the tabloid papers/rags,he never lived in Hollywood,wasn't on game shows such as Hollywood Squares (figured in keeping with the theme i'd throw that in),he wasn't on Entertainment Tonight or those type shows.
Wasn't seen at award shows with the flavor of the month actress on his arm...
Yet it's your conclusion he was a Hollywood Hyper?
He couldn't be farther from that from the books i have read on his life and various interviews.

Posted by Gary James CA on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 22:23pm


meant to ask how was that so?
You never saw SRV in the tabloid papers/rags,he never lived in Hollywood,wasn't on game shows such as Hollywood Squares (figured in keeping with the theme i'd throw that in),he wasn't on Entertainment Tonight or those type shows.
Wasn't seen at award shows with the flavor of the month actress on his arm...
Yet it's your conclusion he was a Hollywood Hyper?
He couldn't be farther from that from the books i have read on his life and various interviews.

Posted by Gary James CA on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 22:23pm


SO you read in the magazine and books that he b real huh..All them interviews said so? So I knows it must be true.... Did ya see the way he dressed I aint never seen nothing like that be for.. My My he sho be blues 4 REALS>>>I knows it true because Fender say it so..lol

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 22:54pm


SO you read in the magazine and books that he b real huh..All them interviews said so? So I knows it must be true.... Did ya see the way he dressed I aint never seen nothing like that be for.. My My he sho be blues 4 REALS>>>I knows it true because Fender say it so..lol
Posted by mrxyz


Yes,i read about SRV's life in several bios. and various musician oriented mags. etc.
The one book "Caught in the Crossfire" by Joe Nick and Bill Crawford tells his story warts and all.
He could be a cocky prick during his younger days,(i'm sure in his adulthood too) but the one CONSTANT was he and older brother Jimmie's love of the blues.
I go way beyond "reading" about him anyway,as i menmtioned in my post i was fortunate to have met him at several post gig affairs via Tony Martell.

And on that note-
Buddy Guy who is well respected as a fine blues/rock musician can be seen CRYING at SRV's funeral as were many great musicians.
That says it all as far as him be cared about,respected by his peers for me.

Again how he dressed...
Basically he wore black dress slacks,a button down shirt (many times the same one as he was none to be somewhat a slob)and various cowboy hats.

Again him being from Texas,the south in general not sure how that is strange,flashy.

Sometimes having fun he's wear an indian head dress on stage for a song.
He was far from a guy with an elaborate stage show,attire.

Posted by Gary James CA on Tuesday, 09.30.08 @ 08:23am


Hey mrxyz,
It's fine if you don't like or get SRV's music, but your bias is clouding your mind. SRV was far from "Hollywood', and while he had many influences, he had his own unique syle. He also took music forms like the "Texas Shuffle" beat and made it mainstream. He was an important figure in the eighties, especially for guitar players. Did you ever SEE him play? It's like he's not even trying. I also had the pleasure of meeting him. When you shook his hand it was like putting it in a vise. THAT'S where his tone came from. He was truly one of the greatest guitarists ever. His singing and writing, along with his guitar playing make him more than deserving of RRHOF induction. Isn't that the point of this website?

Posted by Mosey A Long on Tuesday, 09.30.08 @ 08:44am


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Posted by Mosey A Long

Good stuff, SRV didn't f@#$ around like many musicians as you and I and most people who really know anything about him know.

He cut his albums the old fashioned way.
He recorded the whole band live in the studio (usually over a few day period) with minimal overdubs.

He then hit the road,his true domain where he was best imo.

I'd also like to add SRV's precision skill & speed with his simoutaneous lead/ rhythm playing.

Posted by Gary James CA on Tuesday, 09.30.08 @ 09:02am


Hey mrxyz,
It's fine if you don't like or get SRV's music, but your bias is clouding your mind. SRV was far from "Hollywood', and while he had many influences, he had his own unique syle. He also took music forms like the "Texas Shuffle" beat and made it mainstream. He was an important figure in the eighties, especially for guitar players. Did you ever SEE him play? It's like he's not even trying. I also had the pleasure of meeting him. When you shook his hand it was like putting it in a vise. THAT'S where his tone came from. He was truly one of the greatest guitarists ever. His singing and writing, along with his guitar playing make him more than deserving of RRHOF induction. Isn't that the point of this website?

Posted by Mosey A Long on Tuesday, 09.30.08 @ 08:44am

I have said he is a great guitar player. What I am saying is he brought nothing new to rock..
more of the same..

Just that simple
rock on lol???

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 09.30.08 @ 11:11am


Since buying Texas in 85, 23 years later I have never heard anything close to the tone and style or vocals of SRV, more people should know, what the world lost when SRV passed.
I remember picking up a copy of the NME ( the most respected Musical paper at the time) and the reviewer making a remark that after seeing SRV, it couldn’t be the blues because he was white, that was the last time I ever bought a musical paper, if people can not be moved by the vocals, the lyrics, the phrasing, the tone, the energy of SRV & double Trouble, their ears and their soul isn’t working properly. All this from a man who tipped his hat to all the players before him.
No record collection is complete without the talent of SRV & DT, the Hall of Fame status will be demeaned if SRv is not included.

Posted by miamifil on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 17:21pm


I live in Austin,TX and Stevie Ray should have already been inducted into the HOF!!!!

Posted by ChuChu on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 03:39am


His solo on Bowie's "China Girl" is wicked. Had no idea it was SRV.

Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 10:56am


Never in my life have I witnessed someone as AMAZING as Stevie Ray Vaughan!When I first heard him in the eighties I was floored! Words cannot describe this self taught master of the Blues! I will always LOVE and Miss this magical man!He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed in this world-I will always Love him!

Posted by Mona Bottari on Wednesday, 10.29.08 @ 20:19pm


SRV should be a shoe-in for the hall of fame(shame?). What a load of **** that he isn't a nominee... and Run DMC is? I have now lost total and complete respect for the RRHOF.

Stevie lives on through his music every day in my heart. Wherever he is I'd like to give him a big thumbs up and a loud Thank You!

Posted by monkeypaw on Friday, 10.31.08 @ 11:32am


Stevie Ray Vaughan white boys blues.? ain't nothing,, He is not Muddy or Sonny he is a fake wanta be..
No thank you

Posted by Bluesboy on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 14:06pm


Bluesboy ...you need to stick to things you know something about, which obviously isn't the Blues!! Stevie Ray did it good, and he did it right. He took playing the blues to another level. Those older guys were good players, but to a select few modern players, they couldn't hold a torch...and Stevie Ray was the frontrunner in the modern blues movement.

B. B. King said something very profound...to play the blues, you had to have the blues. I didn't know having the blues had anything to do with race. There's certain people who come on here who think that's necessary to bring up...hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's not. They're too busy being swayed by stereotypes and urban legend.

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 16:15pm




Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 16:15pm
You need to stick to things you know something about, which obviously isn't the Blues!! Stevie Ray did it good, and he did it right. He took playing the blues to another level.

He stole it to another LOUD LEVEL... If you can't play in right play it loud...
He took our music and sold it to the highest bidder..He is a Fake,,,!
long live the BLUES..!

Posted by bluesboy on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 16:46pm


Since you're obviously a guitarist of the highest quality and can make these sorts of absurd claims, what song(s) did he outright "steal"...played it exactly like the original in an act of total plagarism in order to get played? At what point didn't he play these songs and give the old players all their due credit while playing them infinitely better? If everyone played others' songs exactly the same it would get a little boring, wouldn't it?

I've played the guitar for a long time (would you even know which way to hold it???), played the blues for a long time, and the way he approached those songs is one of the hardest styles I've ever attempted...the guy was an absolute brilliant player! Without him playing those songs, they would've probably just faded away...he made it cool to listen to the blues again (something called "perpetuation"). I guess that's why a lot of the old blues players (Albert King called him his "godson") said they owed him a debt of gratitude. I guess they must've gotten behind closed doors with you and said something different, huh????

Another thing...the blues, like all music, belongs to everyone who loves it. I don't think it's just "yours".

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 17:04pm




Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday
I guess that's why a lot of the old blues players (Albert King called him his "godson") said they owed him a debt of gratitude. I guess they must've gotten behind closed doors with you and said something different, huh????

Yes "god son" but not brother ! I guess many of them were hoping he would pay up..
I wonder if he did..?I can see them crying at his funeral wondering if they would ever get fair pay..


Posted by Gitarzan
"belongs to everyone who loves it. I don't think it's just "yours".

True it belongs to everyone that loves it, just as Motown Acts ..You don't see many non brothers acts at Motown,,,,The Reason is, You figure it out..

Yeah yeah steel it and sell it as HIS own...

He is a LOUD white wash Fake.. sold to the millions of all colors including you..He sounds like a lot of the other so called White Blues players..
Enjoy your "BLUES"?






Posted by bluesboy on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 17:23pm


Bluesboy..obviously you don't know what you're talking about you racist prick. Go away and take your narrow minded attitude with you. Gitarzan's right. You're wrong. Now scram!! Be gone you foul individual.

Posted by Busque on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 17:40pm


If someone records your music, you get paid...period!!! It's obvious your opinion is so jaded you can't see the forest for the trees. I didn't know any one ethnic group had the market cornered on any specific genre of music. You obviously know very little (if anything) about SRV...and your opinions are a little ignorant. Are you saying "brothers" are the only ones who could cut the mustard at Motown? What a load of crap!!! Soul, like the blues, isn't limited to one specific ethnic group, either! And then you ask me to "figure it out"...why is that? Because you don't have a clue yourself. You mindlessly spout off without any fact or substance whatsoever!!!

Let me ask you something...for someone like you, if SRV would've been African-American, we wouldn't even be having this conversation, would we???? It would be totally alright then, wouldn't it??? You can't seem to stand that someone other than an African-American brought the blues back to the forefront, and paid all do respect to his predecessors...even though he did it better.

I am thankful that with the music I've listened to and played over the years, I never saw colors, and I never conformed to stereotypes or listened to narrow-minded people. I have a great deal of respect for the artists I've learned from...from the Beatles to Hendrix, Clapton, Wes Montgomery, Michael Bloomfield, Jimmy Nolen,etc..., and yes, Stevie Ray Vaughan. I love them all!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 17:53pm



Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday

First of all ."even though he did it better."

If loud is better is my answer.."

.even though he did it better. would we???? It would be totally alright then, wouldn't it???

better ? Different not better..not blues

" You can't seem to stand that someone other than an African-American brought the blues back to the forefront, and paid all do respect to his predecessors.."

He paid the do respect maybe but paid the $$$ maybe not.. Since it is not really the Blues, I guess he owes them little.. Even if he was a brother. It is not the BLUES it is LOUD Bluesy type music..
If he was their "GODSON" ,Then they Would Be his Godfather.. In some worlds you pay the Godfather...

I didn't know it/Blues was in the for front in the 50's or 60's unlike Elvis, Beatles, Stones or even Chuck Berry... or today like Madonna , Buff Daddy,,Spears..
You call it the Blues?? I call it GOOD AND LOUD COMMERCIAL WHITE WASH MUSIC..
It is not racial it is just a fact..
When I go to a Polynesian show I want to see Polynesian..
You call that blues..??
You have proved my point.GOOD by and Good day to you all.




Posted by bluesboy on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 18:20pm


Like I said...no substance, reference of fact, and obviously no knowledge of the blues or popular music whatsoever!!! What SRV played was the BLUES...no ifs, ands, or buts!!!

I proved your point??? I'd have to say you proved mine. You're leaving this site...talk about addition by subtraction!!!! Maybe you can call yourself "blueswannabe", or better yet..."clueless".

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 18:34pm


It is not a fact, it is your opinion. And good bye and good riddance to you.

Posted by Brian on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 18:40pm


Brian and Busque...thank you for chiming in. I guess it takes all kind...

You know what they say..."if you can't take the heat..." I think bluesboy ran out of mindless rhetoric.

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 18:44pm


I obviously just missed bluesboy & his contribution to the SRV conversation. Reading this, I'm not necessarily struck by his choice of knocking Vaughn so much as the terms he used. The constant reference to "loud" got my attention. He is right regarding the volume, but wrong in how he's applying it to the blues. Practically all rockers are going to sound loud.

Bluesboy -

I am assuming you wish to separate "rock" from "the blues" - I am aware that there are many blues "purists' out there. My only issue is just that - who gets to say they are purists? You could argue that African-Americans should have that right. My question is, how do you get around something like Muddy Waters "Electric Mud" (1968)? A "genuine", in every sense of the word, bluesman working w/white hippies kids of the day, re-recording many classic blues numbers in a clear attempt to catch the psychedelic market of the day. Is this blues "purism"?

By 68, Muddy had far greater control over his career than in his early recording years, and could have easily told the Chess brothers to get lost in regards to this, yet he went along w/it, dressed the hippie part, & even recorded a Rolling Stones number "Let's Spend the Night Together", for the album. Just how would this be different from SRV? For the record, I'm not a fan of Vaughns, but none of your arguments are the reason why. I am completely neutral on this point. I'm just trying to figure out the logic here.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 19:03pm


Cheesie...I don't know about that!!! I've been told a time or two that my playing is better suited for deaf people...still not sure exactly what that means...???!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 19:09pm


Never fear - I could handle it. First time I ever saw Metallica was indoors - w/out cotton, earplugs, ANYTHING!

I had a ringing in my ears afterwards for 18 1/2 hrs. Not only can I handle your output, I promise to lend you my special "Spinal Tap" amplifiers, so you can really crank it up!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 19:20pm


am assuming you wish to separate "rock" from "the

blues" - I am aware that there are many blues "purists' out there. My only issue is just that - who gets to say they are purists? You could argue that African-Americans should have that right. My question is, how do you get around something like Muddy Waters "Electric Mud" (1968)? A "genuine", in every sense of the word, bluesman working w/white hippies kids of the day, re-recording many classic blues numbers in a clear attempt to catch the psychedelic market of the day. Is this
blues "purism"?

I agree somewhat with blues boy..lol

Take Muddy Waters LP "Electric Mud"I think that is the one with Johnny Winter if so He still doing the blues and it is my favorite from Muddy...It is clean stuff!!! Also he calls it Electric..
SRV is more ROCK with some blues thrown in it LOL

So I can see where the guy is coming from..
do not yell at me lol

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 19:29pm


mrxyz...I'd never yell at you, at least your comments make some sense. If you're playing in some of these big venues, it might be best to play with more than just a two speaker Twin Reverb...LOL!!!! It's obvious that SRV's music really rocked at time, but I think at heart he was a bluesman first. I look at players who can say something to you without saying a word, and he was very expressive...he could play fast or mournfully slow with equal proficiency and it all meant something. That's my opinion anyway...

The times I saw him, the thing that really struck me was what an endless channel he was through his playing...he could play for extended lengths at time and still be interesting (if that makes sense). I never saw a lot of "bored" people.

I'm aware that he's not everyone's cup of tea, which is cool. He's definitely one of my favorite studies, and I would include him in a "greatest ever" list somewhere...probably ahead of Dick Dale...LOL!!!! Speaking of that, mrxyz...did you ever hear their duet with "Pipeline"? Pretty interesting...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 19:57pm


I'm aware that he's not everyone's cup of tea, which is cool. He's definitely one of my favorite studies, and I would include him in a "greatest ever" list somewhere...probably ahead of Dick Dale...LOL!!!! Speaking of that, mrxyz...did you ever hear their duet with "Pipeline"? Pretty interesting...

Yes I have more than you would ever know .. The best part of the Video is Gilligan and Beaver .. It seems Annette had a thing for Dick he was in 2 of her movies. SRV was the best thing that ever happen to DICK.. lol
The Surfaris in there teens out sold ,played and wrote Dick .. Please spare me you reply.. The Fact are the Facts ...unlike HOLLYWOOD HYPE
Not putting Dick Down ..Just putting the Surfaris where they should be,,,,RHOF

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 20:56pm


The Surfaris in there teens out sold ,played and wrote Dick .. Please spare me you reply.. The Fact are the Facts ...unlike HOLLYWOOD HYPE- mrxyz

Sorry, mrxyz...you're gonna get a reply anyway. Bob Berryhill and Dick Dale were such different players that it's hard to even compare them. You really seem to have a problem with Dick Dale...why I can't figure out. In this demographic area there's "Surfaris...Wipe Out", that's it!!! It was a unique song, but if you ask anyone around here, after that they fell off the planet. I've just recently heard more of Berryhill's stuff (thanks to you, actually), and I think it wasn't too bad.

As for Dale, I just really don't know anyone who plays quite like him. There's a guy who tries to named Gary Hoey, but he tries to give surf music almost a "metal" edge. My first impressions of Dale were those awful "Frankie & Annette" movies, probably along with everyone else my age. I never really paid that much attention to him because I never had a desire to play like that, but I find his style interesting just the same.

As for "Hollywood Hype", I really wish you would quit using that phrase because it's a little insulting. What it boils down to is....Hollwood Hype=mrxyz's opinion.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 11.2.08 @ 11:41am


orry, mrxyz...you're gonna get a reply anyway. Bob Berryhill and Dick Dale were such different players that it's hard to even compare them. You really seem to have a problem with Dick Dale...why I can't figure out. In this demographic area there's "Surfaris...Wipe Out", that's it!!! It was a unique song, but if you ask anyone around here, after that they fell off the planet. I've just recently heard more of Berryhill's stuff (thanks to you, actually), and I think it wasn't too bad.

Bob Berryhill oh please?? lol He was the rhythm guitar.. It was/is Jim Fuller LEAD GUITAR and Ron Wilson DRUMS that had the Pocket.!!!!!!!!!! listen to FULLER's Surfaris he was the real writer... listen to the original stuff then think 1962... Point Panic Wipe Out Waikiki Run etc there Second LP The Band is lead guitar and drums licks they ROCK,,, BOB ain't want makes the Surfaris OMG...LOL they have a few new CD's also {JIM FULLER} What ever LOL
Surfs UP!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.2.08 @ 19:23pm


It was a unique song, but if you ask anyone around here, after that they fell off the planet.

Check there Bio Wipe Out charted 2x's 62/63 and 65
Surfer Joe, point Panic.. .. In their day they were bigger than Dale...
Point Panic was so hot the in Hawaii they named a surf break.... That says volumes !!!1
Then surf music died and so Jim Fuller joined the Seeds .. for a spell and the second bass player was with Author Lee Love.. ..... Jim then did studio work for years hug with the Doors Studio bass player etc,,,.. Google JIM FULLER and call me in the morning..lol No he did not get his fair claim to fame.. Neither did Dick until the late 80's I think if you get their second LP and think 1963 1 take recording 2 track , you might get the drift.. LEAD GUITARS and Drums riffs /fills.. AKA early HENDRIX, WHO. Van Halen as mentioned before Both Keith Moon and the Van Halens gave big Kudos to the Surfaris drummer Wilson and Fuller Lead Guitar.......ALL YOU NEED IS EARS lol...
Surfs UP!!

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.2.08 @ 19:40pm


It makes me so sad to see that there are some terribly misguided souls sending in comments that are based strictly on trying to push others buttons.

They try to justify there opinions using mere dribble and a total lack of knowledge on a particular topic, they must find it amusing while not understanding that everone else is shaking their heads and wondering what rock they crawled out from under.

There are many bluesboy, mrxyz types out there and they have nothing better to do than annoy people because deep down inside they need to get a life.

My original intent was to leave this aspect alone and state the one and only fact but sometimes things need to be said.

SRV, ORIGINAL, NEVER DUPLICATED, MOST RESPECTED, TALENTED BEYOND MEASURE AND WITHOUT A DOUBT THE GREATEST GUITARIST OF ALL TIME, SOME SAY NO, BUT NOT IN THIS LIFETIME.

For the rest of the believers, keep the faith for you are 100% correct so don't let cheap imitations deter you from your right to have your own opinion, it shows great taste.

Posted by TAZ on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 10:46am


Posted by TAZ on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 10:46am


There are many bluesboy, mrxyz types out there and they have nothing better to do than annoy people because deep down inside they need to get a life.

Hello TAZ
I am not going to speak about bluesboy .. But creating personal attackes becauces others see it differant does not mean a THING.. I have said SRV is a "good guiter player" My point is he has not brought anything new to Rock...Such as
Hendrix ,Who Cohen , Dylan, Beatles,Dick Dale Beach Boys, Surfaris , Ray Link ,Stones, Muddy, Billie, Joplin,and etc..
If being "good" is not good enough that is your problem ..lol
Maybe you should "need to get a life." rather than just be "For the rest of the believers, keep the faith for you are 100% correct"
AS Lennon said in a song "I don't believe in the Beatles "..Zimmerman ,Kennedys ,magic" etc.. Just believes in himself..
You may want to goin Us/you / Him.

Please enjoy the Music it is only Rock and ROLL!

{SMILE}

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 11:16am


Hey Taz, just saw the reply from mrxyz to your post.
Based on his rambling it would appear that he really does not get it or know what he is talking about.
It's easy to quote other musical greats but there is no substance to the point that is trying to be made here.
I wouldn't waste anymore of your time.
Maybe he should devote more time and do some homework that will show him how much SRV really contributed to bringing a NEW dimension to music.

Posted by mack on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 12:20pm


Thank you for your comments mack, my apologies to mrxyz on the point he made about personal attacks.

This was an observation not a personal attack.

I was taught at an early age to always read between the lines and you will get the true picture so based on your various comments I have a pretty solid picture of what we have here.

I do respect mack's point about the possibility of doing more homework so that you will understand how full of holes your assumption is.

Saying he is a "good guitarist" is about as ridiculous as saying the Beatles are "good".

The Beatles were "great" as were many others and as far as blues and guitar work SRV was indeed great and he took this to a whole new level, one that was never seen before or will be again.

His unique talent and persona was instrumental in bringing the old blues greats(ones that he admired and looked up to) to the forefront and in doing so brought a whole new following of fans and helped boost their respective careers.

I think this qualifies him for at least one aspect of bringing something new to the world of music.

I could write an essay on this topic but again I agree with mack. This should be your own journey of enlightment and then only after you have truly done so and learn from the experience of this quest can you come back and have the smarts to say that SRV did nothing new.

One more thing, thanks for your offer to "goin/us/you/him". I am thinking that you meant "join" and if so there is no hope of that happening.

If you mean the comment , it's only Rock and Roll, I suggest you do the same and realize the errors of your ways.
(SMILE)

Posted by TAZ on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 13:16pm


Posted by TAZ on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 13:16pm


Excuse me for yawning...LOl
Have you ever wonder why it is hard for some to get back stage..lol I use to think it was just the band mates girlfriend and wives that didn't like the groupies..
just kidding you're right he is FANTASTIC next best thing to 10 lbs of soap in a 8 pound bag...!!!!
Enjoy the music....{SMILE}

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 22:55pm


Hey mrxyz! Maybe you could use that extra 2 lbs. of soap and put it to good use.

As a wise man once said, YOU CAN'T POLISH A TURD!

Posted by TAZ on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 10:04am


As a wise man once said, YOU CAN'T POLISH A TURD!

Posted by TAZ on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 10:04am


Please try to see the humor.. lol! Foul words are spoken often by foul folks .Thats for the birds! Not wisemen..
Best find wiser friends..Like have said he is a good guitar player, get over it!
ENJOY the Music!!!





now now TAZ

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 10:13am


I have to tell you mrxyz, you are one funny person. I just had a great laugh and I thank you for that.
"get over it" there really is nothing to get over.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion no matter how far off it may be.
So you just carry on doing your thing in the land of OZ and watch out for those mounds on the Yellow Brick Road.

Posted by TAZ on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 10:44am


O Boy! I see mrxyz yor at it again, stirrin up the stewpot, this time w/ SRV. - like you did w/ Dick Dale. Indeed, now saying SRV is a "good guitarist?" Guess that's high praise coming from you! (smile)
hey mrxyz, didya know Joe Maphis has been called "king of the strings" - O No! (mrxyz is no lover of royalty titles.) lol!
Now even tho this is a SRV discussion, want to respond to Terry, re Larry Collins.
(Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 18:15pm)
I chekd, theres a video of him playing (at young age in 1957?) alongside Joe Maphis:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ZQfVIVkH0
Great video. Really a must-see if your a fan of his.

BTW: My vote, "Yes" Stevie Ray Vaughn does make it.

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 11:55am



Telarock
Joe Maphis wow forgot all about him.. !!!Yeah he is a picker !! He used to work out of Buck Ownens studio in Bakersfield..I saw him once in the late seventies doing session .. Great guy!!
I would go with king of Strings LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 13:02pm


not only should this of happened before his death ,but after also.Stevie and Double Trouble were the ultimate package.they came,played,left you speechless and gave you a show to never forget.I had the priviledge of seeing them 4 times and each time the show was better.I saw the last/only show they played at Star Lake in Burgettstown,Pa and he not only played his ass off but sounded the best i ever heard him.i play Rivera Paridise on the anniversary with no lights on and i candle lit.Stevie may have left us but his music still lives on in our hearts,minds,soul,and other gutarists.

Posted by Chris Hatfield on Wednesday, 11.26.08 @ 21:17pm


Slam dunk!

Posted by Steve G. on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 15:39pm


They can play.. but white trash is what it is..
No thank you

Posted by johnB on Sunday, 12.14.08 @ 11:31am


Philip...how right you are! SRV is a truly legendary artist! How many artists can take a SIGNATURE Hendrix song and make it their own? Here's a video for the naysayers...the proof is in listening for yourself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x78Nf6BpYg&feature=related

Beware "boy band" fans...seeing a true legend could be a shock to your system...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 11:26am


hilip...how right you are! SRV is a truly legendary artist! How many artists can take a SIGNATURE Hendrix song and make it their own? Here's a video for the naysayers...the proof is in listening for yourself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x78Nf6BpYg&feature=related

Beware "boy band" fans...seeing a true legend could be a shock to your system...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 11:26am


Yeah he steals from other brothers and makes it his..He is a wanta be Texas bluesman . A mass media marketing tool..He could play guitar but you can also train a parakeet to talk.. NO to Steve


Posted by JohnB on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 07:43am


Funny, I never heard any of the other "brothers" even come close to playing the blues like that. That has to be about the most stupid statement about SRV that I've ever seen. I suppose what Hendrix, Clapton, Trower, etc..., did was stealing too. Stevie Ray brought blues back to the mainstream and a lot of the "brothers" you speak of owe a great deal to him for doing so. Instead of "stealing" the credit for it, he always paid tribute to the bluesmen who he was influenced by...even though none of them could hold a candle to his ability.

Yep, he could play the guitar, and some parakeets can talk, but some of us haven't grasped thinking totally...I guess there's only one faction of our society who have ever felt the blues enough to convey it through music...what a pipedream that is...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 08:58am


Funny, I never heard any of the other "brothers" even come close to playing the blues like that. Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 08:58am


Last time I looked Hendrix was a brother ..Brother..


Yeah the blues he tries to play is .... canned..
standard 60's rock licks with gain and reverb a to hide his talent or lack of...

Sorry nothing the same old same old.. he is no Muddy Waters ..Maybe that is why is is not in the "Fame Club" but I doubt that is why he is not in...


Posted by JohnB on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 15:30pm


JohnB...Be straight about the "old gaurd" blues players...they set a template,but with few exceptions were not great players. SRV, in that case, was definitely no Muddy Waters.

Do you actually play?? You really wouldn't be saying crap like this if you did. In my 40+ years of playing, his is one of the more difficult styles I've ever attempted. Hendrix' versions of songs were easy compared to when Vaughan played them. Saying he didn't take the blues to another level is totally and completely assinine. Before he came along, the blues had fallen into relative obscurity...Hendrix, Winter, Trower, and Clapton incorporated the blues into their playing, but weren't primarily blues players (even though Winter was close, but he wasn't getting much airplay). SRV made it cool to play the blues again.

His playing might have seemed 60's rock, but maybe that's because 60's rock was "blues oriented". Wow, where did that stuff come from????

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 16:57pm


"SRV made it cool to play the blues again."

It has always been cool...Maybe it was you that wasn't cool..

."they set a template,but with few exceptions were not great players. SRV, in that case, was definitely no Muddy Waters."

All depends on what you call "great players" It is the feel in Blues. I hear perfect players in Japaneses rock bands and most of them stink..
SRV is a "can man"...Hendrix and the Winters gots the feel...






Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 16:57pm

Posted by JohnB on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 19:02pm


What do you call a "great player"? Tell me what it's like to "feel" what you're playing...since you're such an expert. Since I'm not "cool", what exactly constitutes being "cool"? Are you the definition of "cool"? If so, I'd rather not be...!!! I've at least learned to respect truly great players...from Robert Johnson in his own right, the Kings (B.B., Freddie, & Albert), Albert Collins, Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Rush, all the way up to the great contmporary players that have been mentioned before here. They all have my respect and gratitude that when I play their material, something drips off the end that's mine.

From my point of view, you're pretty much clueless...!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 19:49pm


"Tell me what it's like to "feel""



"From my point of view, you're pretty much clueless...!!"

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 01.4.09 @ 19:49pm

If you don't know what "feel" is in a song
I would say your are clueless..
Stevie is a media jive, a can man . A good player but Over sold ..Loud sounding, gain drivin, echo out ..over done standard licks. done before nothing new player ..All he needed was a mask and I would of thought he was Zorro...
Good for the masses..Know wonder he had so much personal pain.

Posted by JohnB on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 10:06am


Gee, wiz...!! Far be it from me to have played all these years and not know what it's like to "feel" what I'm playing. I kinda wanted to know if YOU knew...and if so, describe it to me.

Most blues/rock music is essentially "done before". I've never been one to be impressed by someone playing mindless scales at MACH 10 and not really saying anything. SRV's rhythm/lead playing was legendary, and he could play very fast on those thick strings or hang on one note with the the same amount of passion. I'm not saying he's the best I've ever seen, I really can't hang that title on anyone. But he was definitely one of the most passionate players I'd ever seen. I don't know one player who doesn't hold him in high regard...regardless of genre.

As for you, I guess you're entitled to your opinion. It certainly isn't one I share or anyone else I know, for that matter. I was just curious how you drew your "interesting" conclusions...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 17:45pm


well lets see ive been readin comment after comment from this JohnB and well you know what im with Gitarzan.....when it comes to feeling the music how can you FEEL anything in music by hendrix...how can anyone feel and get anything out of the rock style he played for that matter? YOU CAN'T....and well im tired of readin and watchin you put down the best guitarist to ever pick up a guitar...he could take the most stupid and make it great and as an example he took hendrixs' signature song and turned it into something a hundred times better..when you play Stevie Rays version and then play Hendrixs' version hendrixs' is something that a 5 year old could play and you have to be playing for a long time and takes alot of practice and you still cant get it right bc its that good....so i dont really wanna hear anyone put down the greatest guitar player known to man...so JohnB you can stick with your "brothers" but the best if Stevie Ray and i dont care what anyone says. And ok since the only thing he was missing was a zorro mask look at these "brothers" what about how they dress and dressed huh exactly comepared to them he dressed normally like everyone else...so i dont wanna hear it and Gitarzan he cant describe how it is to "feel" because he dont know what its like to play his music and just "feel" the love that he encorperated into his music....Vaughan reinvented blues style rock and made it the best type of music to play and listen to because in my oppinion its the only music you can actually "feel" now so JOHNB shut the hell up and get a life and listen to REAL music

Posted by corey on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 18:35pm


so JOHNB shut the hell up and get a life and listen to REAL music... Well well well A true Zorro fan. You may want to learn to touch before you feel..Enjoy your can man music... I was turning the chanel and MTV came onI heard the funnest thing they said "Love your Idols"
it is all about love..?

Posted by JohnB on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 19:02pm


Gee, wiz...!! Far be it from me to have played all these years and not know what it's like to "feel" Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 17:45pm
well... Ge Whiz then why ask...?


Posted by johnb on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 19:05pm


johnb...You can't quite grasp when someone is being sarcastic with you, can ya??? I take it that you're one of those people who, if you don't like something, it's obviously in bad taste. Fortunately, your off-handed and probably uninformed opinion doesn't take away from the fact that he was a brilliant player.

"Cool" and "Soul" only come in one color.

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 19:43pm


Lat me re-phrase that..."Cool" and "Soul" know NO color...

'nuff said!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 20:01pm


Gitarzan,
Don't even waste your time with this johnb dude. People like that just don't get it. If SRV was a "brother" he'd be the greatest guitarist ever, after Hendrix of course. Stevie Ray Vaughan's body of work speaks for itself. I wonder if johnb ever SAW him play, either live or on video. Wonder if he's ever even LISTENED to him play. I doubt it.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Tuesday, 01.6.09 @ 10:42am


Im not even reading this whole discussion. I recall Buddy Guy, who is a "brother" and also a consumate oldtime blues man, praising SRV for his ability to emote with his instrument. I don't think SRV will be denied.

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 01.6.09 @ 11:12am


BTW: "corey" in yor enthusiasm for SRV you basically threw Hendrix under the bus, which is dumb. That kind of childish rant only polarizes and stirs up ill-will. Check yorself dude.

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 01.6.09 @ 11:22am


MY, MY. Just thought I would drop in and see how the late great SRV was doing and along comes another so called expert, johnb. It really is sad when a profound genius and exceptional musician like SRV has to be treated with such disrespect by someone who just doesn't know music(obviously based on the comments). Good for you Guitarzan, fight the good fight. Oh and by the way johnb please wake up and smell the stuff that you are shovelling!

Posted by TAZ on Tuesday, 01.6.09 @ 12:45pm


SRV is God.

Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 01.8.09 @ 11:37am


Or should I say; If Clapton is God, tnen Stevie Ray's the Holy Spirit.

Posted by anonymous on Thursday, 01.8.09 @ 11:42am


Probably you shouldn't say anything. Who are you anyway, the Devil?

Posted by Mammon on Thursday, 01.8.09 @ 11:54am


Mammon,
You're right. I was just foolin' about.
Not funny I guess. Just trying to say SRV definitely deserves induction. Sorry if I offended anyone. And no, I'm not the devil, just a Coven fan.

Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 01.8.09 @ 20:56pm


Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 01.8.09 @ 20:56pm
I was just foolin' about.
Not funny ..


LOL I think it is 2 funny maybe 5x's 2 funny...Love these post.{Zorro huh }

Yeah he should be in right next to Madonna and U2
and Springfield



Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 01.9.09 @ 17:26pm


SRV is "souly" and personally responsible for the rebirth of the blues. He has introduced blues to a generation of people and dhave bridge the gap between himself and blues artist of the past. Past blues artist such as Buddy Guy, Albert King and numerous others have enjoyed a resurgence in the intersest and enjoyment of their music becuase af SRV mainstream influence

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 08:31am


It really bugs me when people think they have to take sides when it comes to music. To say that Muddy Waters is better than SRV or Jimi is crap that a 5 year old can play is crock, they're all incredibly and essential to the progression of music. The real problem with music isn't a "Zorro", whatever the hell that is, it's the new age where everything is overproduced, without any feel or sheer musical power needed. Seeing some of today's artists perform live is just a novelty. Seeing real musicians, incredibly talented and charismatic, that's life-changing. SRV deserves to be in the Rock Hall of Fame, just as many others do. He should just be pushed through faster because he is in my opinion one of the most influential guitarists of our time.

Posted by J on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 00:03am


SRV deserves to be in the Rock Hall of Fame, just as many others do. He should just be pushed through faster because he is in my opinion one of the most influential guitarists of our time.

Posted by J on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 00:03am

I think is a good guitar player better than most..
It is sad to think that SRV is credited in "Bring the Blues back"...It never left.. From Muddy, BB King ,Stones. Johnny Winter, Butterfield,Beck ,Hendrix,Big Brother,Clapton, the list is endless.. "All you need is EARS"

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 10:08am


We'll see if SRV gets nominated next year

Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 12:09pm


I was named after this man. Seriously;Stevie Ray Welch. R.I.P.

Posted by S.R on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 17:28pm


HE IS THE GREATEST!!!
I bet Muddy Waters had wish he was as good as the GOD SRV..
Even Jimmy Hendrix ,Johnny Winter and Eric Clapton are a joke next to the GOD of Blues. He invented the real blues.before him it was just kids stuff!!!!

Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 08:38am


guitarman...it's true that he's one of the best players ever, and in my opinion deserves induction, but don't put down other players to bolster him...he doesn't need it!!! If you truly are a "guitarman", you should know better...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 10:19am


You are being nice about this gitarzan. Real Blues have nothing to do with musicianship and anyone who knows music would know that. As for SRV - God certainly blessed him with extraordinary talents; but IMO, he wasn't even the best of his own generation.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 10:32am


You're absolutely right, Dameon. As you already know about me, it's hard to label one better than the other...all I know is that he was very good. I put some .013's on my guitar once, and it about killed me...LOL!

How do guys like that play the way they do with such heavy strings...???

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 10:38am



he wasn't even the best of his own generation.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 10:32am



SRV and Madonna are the best music has ever had.. Anyone before these two are a waist of music..a perlude to the first comming if that. The Beatles,Chuck Berry,Hendrix and Rolling Stones are a joke.!.SRV is the "GOD" and Madonna is the "GODDEST"... of MUSIC.
ROCK ON !!!



Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 13:13pm


That is either the most fall-down-laughing hilarious things I've ever read or the most jaw-droppingly appalling. Now I've just got to decide which.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 13:47pm


guitarman...you have lumped SRV with "she-who-must-not-be-named"...THAT is a joke!!!! It proves that you don't know what you're talking about and are hereby DISMISSED from anything resembling intelligent conversation on this site.

No, why don't you join Wallpurg and go worship your "goddess"....

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 13:49pm


Perhaps WP and G-man are one in the same. I am scared.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 15:26pm


Dameon, Gitarzan ,Philp and other non believers
SRV is the best!!!

I won't even waist any more time on writting about Him{GOD}!!!
Madonna out sells sings writes any and all female vocalist .EVER!!!
The only thing that would of been better would be both of them on stage or both together on a CD .. That can't be done.. It would of been to much.. The world was and is not ready for such a eye opening "experience" ..IT WAS THE WILL OF FATE THAT "SRV" {MUSIC GOD}IS NOT WITH US..
The 80's brought us these two GIFS the GOD and GODDESS of music...Once every 1000 or so years this HAPPENS..
WHY SRV is not RRHOF must be the work of the devil .!

I know it is hard for some to put his name {GOD}next to her{GODDESS}. It is a blinding thought .
YES TO SRV {GOD of MUSIC} RRHOF NOW!!!!! before 2012

Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 15:53pm


lol Guess that answers the question. I love Stevie Ray Vaughan and it took me a week to get over the shock that he wasn't on the ballot for the Class of 2009.

It's just so unusual for a rabid SRV fan to also be sporting a Madge Badge. (Can I add that one to our unofficial glossary?) I thought you were tongue-in-cheek.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 16:07pm


Dameon...that thought did cross my mind. Philip...I'm assuming that sporting a "Madge Badge" isn't a good thing...lol?? Where did that "Madge" thing come from? Is that like "TomKat", "Jacko", etc..., and all those other stupid "media monikers? I could've given her a good one...but I won't go there!!

My first hint of a problem with this "guitarman" (which he obviously isn't) was his comment about Hendrix, Clapton, etc...being a "joke". Can't imagine any guitarist saying such a thing.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 16:18pm


Well.. Madge is a nickname Madonna's been given. But "Madge Badge" is simply stating proudly that you are a Madonna fan. Which you and I are not.

Honestly, I thought his comment about Hendrix and Clapton being jokes actually WAS a joke. I thought he was facetious. But I don't play guitar, so I can't say that guitarist would never go there even as a joke.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 16:27pm


Well, no guitarist I've ever been around (which has been a lot over the years) would put another down...at least not that I can recall. I would like to say that I never had...I might get called on to prove I was better...LOL!!!!

Maybe we could award the "Madge Badge", kind of like Doug Ingvall giving out his "signs"...the prospective commentor can make a statement, and we in turn could say "Here's your Madge Badge"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 16:36pm


My first hint of a problem with this "guitarman" (which he obviously isn't) was his comment about Hendrix, Clapton, etc...being a "joke". Can't imagine any guitarist saying such a thing.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 16:18pm


I have been playing guitar{Fender TELE} for over 10 years!!!
Your lack of imagination is the proof. Yeah Hendrix and Clapton are ok.{Beatles and Stone a joke }...........................................Unitl SRV came into town.. He made them look like kids play.. Same with Muddy Waters. He thought he knew the Blues...what a joke..They were /are SRV STEPPING STONES
Madonna is equal in her vocals and writting as SRV is in his Blues ..Billie Holiday and Aretha are a small shadow of Maddona , the crums she leaves behind . That is Why she is in RRHOF.. EVERYBODY KNOWS Millions of FANS say so!!!! What a "dream team" the 80's came in with "MUSIC GOD" and "MUSIC GODDESS" The "Real MUSIC"
YES SRV RRHOF before 2012

Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 16:42pm


I've been playing for a little more than 40 years, and learned to play listening to the Beatles, which makes your comments pretty lame, in my book. Since then, I've studied countless players, hoping something I could call my own would come through...so much for your statement about my "imagination". Muddy Waters wasn't the greatest player ever, but he certainly put forth a template for others to follow. SRV's playing had "Albert King" written all over it, even though he took it a step further. It had to come from somewhere, and SRV would've been the first to tell you who influenced him, never putting any of them down. As for "Madge"...Here's your sign...

Philip...in all honesty, it has been a rare occasion for me to have total and complete disdain for an artist. I usually have at least an inkling of respect. One thing that usually constites that is a profound lack of humility...by that, I mean "total"...of which SRV and "Madge" were obviously on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 16:56pm


I meant "constitutes"...that's why I'm "Gitarzan" and not "Typozan"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 17:11pm


I've been playing for a little more than 40 years, Muddy Waters wasn't the greatest player.
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 16:56pm


Tha is my point Muddy Water kowns nothing about the Blues he can't play it very well ..40 years
of playing means nothing .



If you learned from the Beatles then it speaks for it self.. They needed Clapton to even kinda sound ok and $1,000,000 of studio time. SRV is a one take man.."MUSIC GOD"!!! Albert King does he even sell 1/4 of what Madonna or Stevie sells ? NO!!! He is boring maybe even more than Muddy Waters ..
Madonna is a one take singer "MUSIC GODDESS"
10,000,000 fans know... The TRUTH..
SRV before 2012

Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 17:28pm


guitarman -

SRV & Madonna? A unique grouping. If you're serious about this, I will say it's a quite refreshing mix. Not necessarily sure how you got there, but IT IS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 17:36pm


Being 12 years old at the time, I'd have to say I learned a lot from the Beatles. Have you ever even listened to Albert King? You seem totally clueless. I thought Clapton was a "joke"...how could he make anyone sound good?

Since you've made a comment about my playing without even knowing me, it shows what kind of character you have...definitely not part of my fraternity. SRV learned from the past, and was able to take it to new heights...he made the blues cool to listen to again. I'm glad to hear people like Kenny Wayne Shepard, Chris Duarte, etc...(you've probably never heard of them, either), attempting to carry the torch. Like any other player, I could never designate one as "the greatest" over another.

Since you can refer to players from the past (and some really great ones, at that) as a joke, you must be a really "great" player...all I can say is good luck with your playing...not that you need it.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 18:05pm


Have you ever even listened to Albert King?
I thought Clapton was a "joke"...how could he make anyone sound good?


Yes I have heard Mr King .. from Booker T & The MGs {Just horrible}
to playing with B.B., Freddie and Albert.He tried to copy Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lonnie Johnson... These old men know nothing about good blues.... Hendrix proved that..

As far as Clapton and the Beatles. My point is he didn't make them sound good..That was how bad they were and Clapton is..!
SRV is not in becauce he is the true BLUESMAN "MUSIC GOD".
Maddonna got in because they had no choice she is still living...
SRV RRHOF 2012






Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 18:21pm


Well I have to go.. Angelina Jolie is on . She is the worlds greatest actress .EVER!!!!! We are so lucky that we live when we do..
SRV RRHOF before 2012

Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 18:34pm


Actually, Steve Cropper is the only guitarist Booker T & the MG's ever had (and he was hardly horrible...he had a hand in writing some of Stax Records' greatest hits). The only thing they had in common was that both recorded at Stax Records, and some of his music was produced by Al Jackson (the drummer for Booker T., who produced the original "Born Under A Bad Sign").

Hendrix was another who had nothing but praise for the older players...as in rock, they weren't the greatest of players, but they laid it out there for others (including SRV) to follow. What Stevie Ray did was nothing new...just more relevant to the times and obviously played at a higher level.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 18:43pm


...all I can say is good luck with your playing...not that you need it.Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 18:05pm

Sounds like you need it anyone that thinks the Beatles or Clapton soundgood. needs all the help they can get...SRV is the "MUSIC GOD" it has been said he is a one take man and every take is perfect... Just doesn't get any better than SRV . He made Hendrix sound stupied..
GOOD LUCK you may need it I play great....I have a knew Fender RI 1968 back face Twin Reverb if you know what that is..And a real wha wha pedal {VOX}
SRV RRHOF before 2012

Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 18:47pm


Actually, Steve Cropper is the only guitarist Booker T & the MG's ever had (and he was hardly horrible...he had a hand in writing some of Stax Records' greatest hits). The only thing they had in common was that both recorded at Stax Records, and some of his music was produced by Al Jackson (the drummer for Booker T., who produced the original "Born Under A Bad Sign").
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 18:43pm


I found this It seems you are wrong again... about Booker T.. Not that it matters.. King not a good guitar player...


I can play better than King or Hendrix..




In the 1970s, King was teamed with members of

The Bar-Kays and The Movement (Isaac Hayes's backing group), including bassist James Alexander and drummer Willie Hall adding strong Funk elements to his music. Adding strings and multiple rhythm guitarists, producers Allen Jones and Henry Bush created a wall of sound that contrasted the sparse, punchy records King made with Booker T. & the MGs. Among



When you know what you are talking about you will know SRV and Maddone are GODS

Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 19:03pm


What songs did he play with them exactly??? Go look at the history of Stax Records...NOT Wiki. The statement you made about your playing prowess obviously earns you yet another "sign".

So...here's your "sign"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 19:12pm


What songs did he play with them exactly??? Go look at the history of Stax Records...NOT Wiki. The statement you made about your playing prowess obviously earns you yet another "sign".

So...here's your "sign"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 19:12pm



Memphis' guitar stylist Albert King (born Albert Nelson) coined a strident propulsive phrasing language that emphasized tonal dynamics rather than melody, while, at the same time, fusing soul and blues in Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong (1961) and the stellar performances backed by Booker T. & the MG's: Laundromat Blues (1966), Crosscut Saw (1967), Born Under a Bad Sign (1967), Cold Feet (1967


It is also said he played Booker T's on Mo Onions ,Hang'em High, Booker T and the MGs backing Rufus Thomas ("Walkin' the Dog:).
Now if that stuff doesn't suck what does..?
Albert needed to jam with SRV just to be heard ..
King was just ok that is it..

SRV "MUSIC GOD" RRHOF

Posted by guitarman on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 19:31pm


srv was the greatest

Posted by hollywood on Sunday, 02.22.09 @ 20:49pm


It's pretty common knowledge that Booker T. And The MG's were the house band of Stax/Volt. That's why they appeared on Albert King records. Not because King was a member of the group. Wow. Just wow.

"Now if that stuff doesn't suck what does..?"--guitarman

Madonna

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 16:03pm


Philip...about the house band" statement...you took the words right out of my mouth.

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 17:43pm


LOL
I was reading about one of my best Zorros {Love that.}


To funny..

Yes I agree SRV and Madonna are as equals.. in their own special ways...LOL
I will say one think. He aint in yet..lol Hows does song go "to know her is to love her"..?? LOL or was it "wake me up when it is over with."?

Yes or no ? it is up to you..{SMILE}

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 23:13pm


The thing that made Stevie Ray so amazing was that he was more than willing to tell people how great his heroes were, from B.B. King to Albert King to Buddy Guy to Otis Rush to Jimi Hendrix to Muddy Waters. He never thought he was better than them. There is a well-documented story where he had pissed at the organizers of a show because they had B.B. King open one of his shows because "B.B. King should NEVER open one of my shows, we should always have B.B. King close one of MY shows." To spit on his heroes and the people that he drew such inspiration is to spit on the man himself. To say that they suck is to call into question SRV's taste in music. Stevie was not a god, he was a man, just like you and me. Which makes what he did even more remarkable actually. Love ya Stevie. The fact that in today's music world that people from John Mayer to Cross Canadian Ragweed to Slayer to Robert Randolph to Kirk Hammett of Metallica cite you as an influence just shows how brilliant you truly were.

Posted by Deezer1986 on Saturday, 04.4.09 @ 18:07pm


WAY TO GO DEEZER, KNOW ONE COULD HAVE SAID IT BETTER. I TOTALLY AGREE, "LOVE YA STEVIE"

Posted by CONVAIR on Monday, 04.6.09 @ 09:46am


MYSELF PERSONALLY I THINK THE R&R HALL OF FAME SHOULD HAVE DONE LIKE THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME DID WHEN ROBERTO CLEMENTE DIED IN A PLANE CRASH THEY WAIVED HIS MANDATORY WAITING PERIOD AND WAS PUT IN THE BASEBALL HOF THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT STEVIE RAY VAUGHN IN THE ROCK &ROLL OF FAME THE NEXT ELECTION YEAR NO DOUBT ABOUT IT,NO QUESTIONS ASKED. I THINK THAT ANYONE THAT TRAGICALLY DIES AND IS A SURE HALL OF FAMER LIKE STEVIE WAS SHOULD BE PUT IN ASAP JUST LIKE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DID WITH CLEMENTE. STEVIE RAY VAUGHN SHOULD BE IN THE HOF RIGHT NOW.

Posted by RUSTY ELLIOTT on Friday, 04.10.09 @ 02:46am


I THINK THAT ANYONE THAT TRAGICALLY DIES AND IS A SURE HALL OF FAMER LIKE STEVIE WAS SHOULD BE PUT IN ASAP JUST LIKE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DID WITH CLEMENTE. STEVIE RAY VAUGHN SHOULD BE IN THE HOF RIGHT NOW.

Posted by RUSTY ELLIOTT on Friday, 04.10.09 @ 02:46am

It was a sad day .. but getting killed should not be a reason... LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 04.10.09 @ 02:53am


I THINK YOU DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT IM SAYING mrxyz.IT WAS NOT GETTING KILLED THE REASON HE SHOULD BE IN THE HOF , I WAS JUST SAYING THEY SHOULD HAVE WAIVED THE MANDATORY WAITING TIME TO BE INDUCTED. SRV IS A SURE HALL OF FAMER PERIOD.I JUST THINK THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME SHOULD TAKE ANY GREAT ARTIST LIKE SRV WHO MET A VERY SAD AND UNTIMELY DEATH AND WAIVE THE WAITING PERIOD.

Posted by RUSTY ELLIOTT on Saturday, 04.18.09 @ 08:38am


Waive the waiting period? Why? If they're truly great, they're not likely to be forgotten after 25 years. And SRV has not been forgotten.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 04.18.09 @ 09:31am


THINK YOU DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT IM SAYING mrxyz.IT WAS NOT GETTING KILLED THE REASON HE SHOULD BE IN THE HOF , I WAS JUST SAYING THEY SHOULD HAVE WAIVED THE MANDATORY WAITING TIME TO BE INDUCTED. SRV IS A SURE HALL OF FAMER PERIOD.I JUST THINK THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME SHOULD TAKE ANY GREAT ARTIST LIKE SRV WHO MET A VERY SAD AND UNTIMELY DEATH AND WAIVE THE WAITING PERIOD.

Posted by RUSTY ELLIOTT on Saturday, 04.18.09 @ 08:38am


Yes he was a good showman... I can tell you like him..
It is truely sad to see anyone die that way ...I would think after Link Wray {The real man in BLACK} Crickets , Donnavon ,Surfaris,Love. Joan Baez,Peter Paul and Mary,Monkeys,Jimmy Page,Leon Russel,Pasty Cline, Big Bopper,Blink. 182,Big Brother and the Holding Company,Marveletts , Kingston Trio,Sandy Nelson ,Funk Brothers, Neil Diamond,Carol Kay,,Nirvana. Supertramp, Ringo, Alice Cooper,Ray Stevens ,The Association, Dr. John ,Don Ho, The Doobie Brothers,Johnny Rivers, Them,The Zombies,The Paul Butterfield,Chubby Checker Ten years after .Sublime John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers,Sergio Mendes and a few others get in ,he sould have a chance.. I like his music but nothing really new to me.. There are a few in the RHOF that I would not have pick .I am kinda on the fence with SRV...
I like innovators..I just don't see that in him,,
Copied lot of others and played fantastic standard riffs! He was real good at it .one of the best. I am kinda over the reverb heavy gain stuff. It had been done many many times before..



Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 04.18.09 @ 10:04am


There has been so many different people that Stevie has inspired, and he was one of the greatest musicians to ever live, He needs to be inducted!

Posted by Pat on Wednesday, 04.22.09 @ 02:29am


Please email the R&R Hall of Fame at staff@rockhall.org Just ask them to induct SRV. We need 1000's of emails. jcs

Posted by Jesse C Smith Jr on Sunday, 05.31.09 @ 01:27am


Jesse...He's not gonna get inducted that way...gauranteed!!! If anything, I think "ganging up" on them like that only antagonizes them. If SRV can't get inducted on his merits (which he should), then he probably won't get inducted at all.

I don't know what the committee is thinking, but "fairness" and "doing what's right" doesn't seem to be a strong point with them....too many "legends in their own minds" like Dave Marsh and Jann Wenner making decisions.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.31.09 @ 07:59am


One of my Uncles said he once meet Stevie. He played his college, they shared a few drinks, and talked for awhile. He said he was a real nice down to Earth guy and a great musician. I really hope he gets inducted because he deserves it. Sadly, I think Stevie is in the same spot right now as Warren Zevon and The Stooges. Since they didn't induct the person or a member of a group right after they died it doesn't seem they will make amends by inducting him or the group any time soon.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 06.5.09 @ 19:17pm


Stevie was the last great bluesman + last great guitarist (only Eric Johnson and Joe Bonamassa can come close to him). Let's hope he gets nominated this year

Posted by FG on Saturday, 06.13.09 @ 23:09pm


FG...Stevie Ray was a great player, but there are a lot of players who "come close" to him (joe Bonamassa isn't one of them)...he's a bit of an SRV wannabe). Why are there so many people willing to anoint a particular player as "the greatest"?

If SRV and Hendrix were the greatest, then I guess we're doomed to mediocrity...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 07:16am


Stevie Ray is the greatest guitar player that ever lived. He gave every bit of himself every time he played. He played from deep within his soul. He had a gift from God. Just watch him play Texas Flood on Live at the Macombo. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it. He is my Rock&Roll hero!!!

Posted by MONICA B on Monday, 06.15.09 @ 18:02pm


MONICA B...Now, for curiosity's sake, exactly what do you base SRV being "the greatest ever" on? Wouldn't it be a safer assumption to say that he's your favorite? I'm just curious what a guitarist that players/the general public would agree on being head and shoulders above the rest would sound like.

I agree with most everything else you said, but calling someone "the greatest ever" is purely subjective and simply makes him your favorite...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 06.15.09 @ 19:00pm


SRV NOT ON THE LIST STEVIE STILL SENDS ME

Posted by CRAIG BROWN on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 14:41pm


I just realized Stevie Ray Vaughan isn't listed with Double Trouble. If he is to get inducted it should be with the band.

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 21:14pm


The real man in BLACK is LINK WRAY.. maybe after he gets in and about 10 other OF THAT TYPE of musicians..... THEN WHY NOT!?

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 21:25pm


I dunno, Dude Man, I kinda view Double Trouble like the Crickets... not a very good analogy, though. Point is, you may think the rest of the Crickets should have been inducted as well, but it's not too hard to see why you would only give the nod to Holly. Same with Stevie here.

xyz, nothing against Link, but Stevie first. 'Sall I'm gonna say.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 22:56pm


One thing's for sure...if Holly and SRV were alive, they would've both insisted on their bands being inducted (when SRV is inducted, anyway). They both seemed unassuming and gave credit where (in their minds) it was due...unlike some people in the same situation (see-Smokey Robinson).

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 23:04pm


Maybe, but the creation of the Crickets was to keep Holly from landing in legal trouble, too. And let's not forget he ditched them the minute he was no longer beholden to the Brunswick label in any fashion. I think Holly may not have been so insistent for the others. Just my guess though. Too bad we'll never know.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 23:12pm


Sorry, should read "crediting of the Crickets" not "creation".

Posted by Philip on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 00:07am


I agree with Gitarzan. The Crickets got screwed and let's hope that doesn't happen to Double Trouble(even though it seems likely they won't get honored with SRV).

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 13:16pm


xyz, nothing against Link, but Stevie first. 'Sall I'm gonna say.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 22:56pm


That does not suprise me.. I say the fristest with the mostest and that ain't SRV in my book....As many before and after me have said He is the "can man" ...I like that saying wish I had said it.. Any who he ain't done nothing new ..... I would take Albert Lee years before SRV....


Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 21:55pm


I THINK IT'S TIME TO PUT ALL THIS DRIBBLE TO REST. STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER THAT EVER LIVED. WE HAVE HAD THIS CONFIRMED FROM EVERYONE FROM ALBERT KING TO BUDDY GUY HIMSELF AND THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS IS RENE MARTINEZ WHO WAS GUITAR TECH TO STEVIE AND MANY OTHER BIG NAMES AND NOW WITH JOHN MAYER AND AN ACCOMPLISHED GUITAR PLAYER HIMSELF. CHECK THE "JOHN MAYER 200 GUITARS" ON YOUTUBE AND LISTEN TO WHAT RENE HAD TO SAY ABOUT STEVIE AND JUST LOOK AT THE EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE AND HIS TONE OF VOICE FOR FINAL CONFIRMATION! SRV, GONE, LOVED, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!

PS. MONICA B, YOU WERE RIGHT ON THE MONEY SO DON'T LET ANYONE TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU.

Posted by ANGUS on Tuesday, 08.18.09 @ 13:44pm


I THINK IT'S TIME TO PUT ALL THIS DRIBBLE TO REST. STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER THAT EVER LIVED. WE HAVE HAD THIS CONFIRMED FROM EVERYONE FROM ALBERT KING TO BUDDY GUY HIMSELF AND THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS IS RENE MARTINEZ WHO WAS GUITAR TECH TO STEVIE AND MANY OTHER BIG NAMES AND NOW WITH JOHN MAYER AND AN ACCOMPLISHED GUITAR PLAYER HIMSELF. CHECK THE "JOHN MAYER 200 GUITARS" ON YOUTUBE AND LISTEN TO WHAT RENE HAD TO SAY ABOUT STEVIE AND JUST LOOK AT THE EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE AND HIS TONE OF VOICE FOR FINAL CONFIRMATION! SRV, GONE, LOVED, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!

PS. MONICA B, YOU WERE RIGHT ON THE MONEY SO DON'T LET ANYONE TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU.

Posted by ANGUS on Tuesday, 08.18.09 @ 13:44pm




LOL yes and he dressed in black to funny..

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 08.18.09 @ 17:16pm


ANGUS, I like SRV, he should get in RHOF. But yor way overboard in hyperbole about him. Also, I dont know that Buddy Guy said SRV was the "best" ... do you have the quote?

Posted by Telarock on Tuesday, 08.18.09 @ 17:24pm


So, ANGUS...exactly what do you base him being "the greatest player who ever lived" on? Don't get me wrong, he was a great player, but you're telling me that you and "MONICA B." can narrow down to one player being the "greatest ever"...?

You two should write a book explaining your findings, or better yet...do something more constructive and just get a clue...

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 08.18.09 @ 17:31pm


TELAROCK AND GITARZAN. GO TO WIKIQUOTE STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF THE WORDS OF MANY OF THE GREAT PLAYERS AND SEE HOW STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN WAS TRULY PERCEIVED AND MAYBE THEN YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS THAT IS BEING SAID HERE. THESE ARE FACTS NOT FICTION!

AND BY THE WAY GITARZAN, PLEASE LEAVE MONICA B. OUT OF THIS

Posted by ANGUS on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 09:52am


alright now ANGUS. first, turn OFF your caps lock. all-caps is meant only for sake of emphasis. second, I went to Wiki, and here is what I find in quotes:
"Vaughan's blues style was influenced by many blues guitarists. Foremost among them were Albert King (who dubbed himself Stevie's "godfather"), Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Jimi Hendrix."
If you are able to decode the words (READ) correctly, it says Albert King and Buddy Guy influenced Vaughan, NOT the other way around. Like I said, I like SRV, but yor hyperbole is way overboard. How do you know who "the greatest guitar player who ever lived" is? Stop making grandiose statements and turn off yor caps lock, pplease.

Posted by Telarock on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 14:49pm


ANGUS, I'm back. now I checked WikiQuote (this is a new one on me) and you were right. Here is a quote from Buddy Guy:
"Stevie is the best friend I ever had, the best guitarist I ever heard, and the best person anyone will ever want to know. He will be missed a lot."
So that IS high praise. I think Clapton actually once called Buddy Guy the best blues guitarman. So, now I will have to admit you were right about the quote.

Posted by Telarock on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 15:04pm


Sorry ANGUS. Note this however: Guy is careful to use the words "I have ever seen." Also, I still need that caps lock off, please.

Posted by Telarock on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 15:09pm


Correction: Guy said best guitarist "I have ever heard" (not "seen") ... now, we got it right. The point is, you can only make grand statements relative to yor own personal experience. Who knows, maybe theres somebody better that SRV, but Buddy never heard them play? He didn't hear a lot of people. How could anyone say about anyone, that person is the greatest ever? God alone can say.

Posted by Telarock on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 15:18pm


First of all, ANGUS...you're the one that brought MONICA B. into this, so put a lid on it. Secondly, I'd be the last person to ever discount anything SRV has done. I'm just saying that as a player, I would find it nearly (if not totally) impossible to anoint someone "greatest guitar player ever". Do I think he was a great player...without a doubt. Is he the best I've ever personally seen (and I have seen him play)...no. That distinction for me is a toss-up between Eric Johnson and Al DiMeola, but I wouldn't label either as the single "best ever". But therein lies my point...those two incredible players are entirely different players than SRV. If one were to throw Hendrix into the mix (saw him too), and my opinion is that for pure playing ability, those other three that I mentioned would've blown him off the stage...but that doesn't mean he wasn't a great, influential and innovative player...he just did some things no one had really heard before.

Being considered a great player usually starts with being unique...how recognizable they are. For that very reason it's impossible to say one is the "greatest" over the others...

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 17:21pm


"Being considered a great player usually starts with being unique...how recognizable they are. For that very reason it's impossible to say one is the "greatest" over the others... "

Bingo. I don't even play guitar and I know that this is completely spot on. It's like choosing the best singer. I personally don't care for Sinatra. The tone color in his voice just isn't to my liking as much Perry Como, Bing Crosby, or Elvis Presley. And what about people whose voices you pretty much either love or hate (Frankie Valli and Neil Sedaka spring to mind, I love both)? Because of the need, perceived or real, to be original, calling one the greatest ever, especially in the world of art, is not easily quantified.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 17:38pm


CAPS OFF!

Telarock, you get first dibs. Everyone knows that SRV was influenced by many such as Albert King and Buddy Guy so I don't know where this other way around comes from, maybe you should take your own advice and READ.

Gitarzan, I agree on two points, Eric Johnson, love him, seen him, have all his material and he is right there at the top of the heap, Al Dimeola, no question, superb player, saw Hendrix too. Different times, different music and as much as I love his album of work there are some similarities but they are not the same. Eric Johnson and SRV both did amazing cover tunes of Jimi's work, truly a tribute to the man. There are many apsects of what makes a quitar player great and that is not just his ability to play but to play like the quitar was an extension of his body and soul. To make people stop, turn around and listen. This is something that has been expounded from every major guitarist young and old and no one has commanded the respect that SRV has. I think that if a pole were conducted on this topic, the winner would settle this once and for all. Did you ever ask yourself why this site has had more hits that any others and how many positive and constructive comments have been put before us for this man! We can't all be wrong.

Posted by ANGUS on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 11:09am


I'm enjoying this debate and thought I'd put my two cents in. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of seeing Clapton, Beck, Page, Santana, Mark Knopler, Billie Gibbons, and Brian Setzer live, just to name a few. And IMO Stevie Ray was the greatest guitarist I have ever seen. His playing was simply AMAZING and he made whatever he was playing seem effortless. Clapton himself stated that SRV seemed to be an "open channel", whereas the music just flowed out of him. EC said it seemed that SRV never had to think about what he was playing or what phrase to throw out next. He just played it, and never the same way twice. He also played lead AND rhythm at the same time, and he sang. And as far as being unique, although SRV drew from many influences, I can immediately recognize SRV's style as his own. I've never heard anyone get the tone that he got out of his Strats, ever. Bottom line is SRV absolutely deserves induction into the RRHOF, and isn't that the point of this entire website?

Posted by Pete R. on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 11:16am


I'm with Angus and Pete one hundred percent on this one. Stevie Ray was the greatest guitarist I've ever seen and heard, for all the reasons previously stated. Put SRV in the RRHOF in 2010!

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 11:26am


TO Pete R. Eloquent and right on the money and yes the bottom line of this website should not be clouded with opinions or slants, besides, everyone is entitled to their opinion but more importantly the induction itself!

Posted by ANGUS on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 11:33am


Congrats Mosey A. Long

Posted by ANGUS on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 11:36am


"Bottom line is SRV absolutely deserves induction into the RRHOF, and isn't that the point of this entire website?" - Pete R.
-------------------------------------
True that, Pete R. Sometimes folks get caught up in the bullshit. All someone has to do (ANGUS) is unequivocably proclaim a certain someone the "best ever" and you got yorself a battle. But most every (intelligent) person here KNOWS that SRV was a phenomenal artist, there's no doubt about his eventual induction.

Posted by Worm on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 13:10pm


Calling someone the greatest in anything is debatable. Calling someone your personal favorite in something is an opinion.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 13:22pm


Angus...Stevie remains one of my favorite players, and I think he richly deserves to be inducted. I have just never thought that anyone can pinpoint who "the greatest player ever" is. Rolling Stone made an inept attempt to do so a few years ago, and the results were laughable (they actually had Jerry Garcia and Johnny Ramone ranked way ahead of Eric Johnson, and Al DiMeola wasn't even on the list...absolutely ridiculous)...they had Hendrix at No. 1. He was a great player and innovator, but the "best ever"??? Absolute rubbish!!! Now, mind you, their list said "100 Greatest Guitar Players"...not just rock, which made it that much more absurd.

With few exceptions, I have a great deal of respect for anyone who is called a great player. I've spent countless hours listening and trying to learn what makes them tick, so I don't think my thoughts or opinions are totally uninformed...

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 18:11pm


Gitarzan, I know the Rolling Stone list you refer to and it truly is a laughing matter.
I have to admit that this website has gone off the original path of intent.
Regardless of how we feel or what our opinions are ( and everyone is entitled to their opinion, what kind of world would it be if we couldn't )as it has been said by many, the reason we are here is to confirm and support the induction of the great man we know as Stevie Ray Vaughan.
To all of you who have participated, good luck in all you do and more than anything else, enjoy the music. As a famous writer once said, THERE IS NOTHING MORE POETIC THAN THE INEXPRESSIBLE, WHICH IS "MUSIC". Cheers everyone!

Posted by ANGUS on Friday, 08.21.09 @ 07:53am


I sure wish he was in

Posted by rockinsue on Tuesday, 09.1.09 @ 10:14am


I may be a bit (lot) biased, but I think the webmaster might have unwittingly stumbled onto something...I really think that the HoF should have an "instrumental (guitar) virtuoso" category. After all, where would a lot of these great bands be without that "one guy"...and it's very rarely the lead singer.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 09.6.09 @ 11:06am


You bring up a good point Gitarzan.

This is not related to your comment but it just occured to me that SRV hasn't even been considered yet, maybe this year?

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 09.6.09 @ 13:16pm


Getting Married. Probably won't be on here again.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 13:22pm


Well in case you don't come back, have a good life Mike

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 15:59pm


Congratulations Mike.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 22:24pm


Thanks Keebord and Dude Man. This was a cool website but I've been vey busy working for guitar center and hanging w/ my fianse. Hopefully i'll have the chance to come back on. I hope I can get away with a David Bowie cover band at my wedding.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 11:43am


What dose everyone think ,will the GOD of Blues get in.?

Posted by rockinsue on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 12:06pm


It is to bad he is not in.... He was better than Hendrix and those old blues people knew noting about how to play the blues,, Even Clapton can't compete..Page is a laughing matter compaired to the GOD

Posted by rockinsue on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 13:51pm


Gitarzan
I see you are working on SRV sound ,, I hope this helps! With out it I doubt you will ever achive it..
You may want to wear black don't forget the HAT...

GOOD LOCK
Z
Please read below {SMILE}


Based on Stevie s favorite guitar.

The Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar is made for Texas Blues - Stevie style - with the same features as Stevie's number one Strat. Unique features include a special "oval" neck, pao ferro fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets, three Texas Special single-coil pickups, gold-plated vintage hardware with Stevie's unique left-handed synchronized tremolo, and special engraved pickguard. Pay tribute to a master with every note you play.

Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:
Select alder body
Special oval neck shape
Pao ferro fretboard
A trio of Texas Special single-coils
Gold left-side tremolo
Fender Artist Series Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar Includes:
Fender tweed hardshell case


Then you may need all of this or any one combo to get the TRUE "SRV" sound


SRV with early 80s rig showing "King Tone Consoul" decal
Vaughan was known to combine different tube amplifiers to make his sound. Starting with the very early years, in 1980, his primary amplifiers were just two Fender Vibroverbs that both had a JBL E130-8 15" speakers. In 1981, he would have 2 Marshall Club & Country Combo amps onstage: one 2x12" and a 4x10" that had Celestion G12-80 speakers in them. It is most likely that he set these amps with all the controls on "7", because during his Jimi Hendrix|Hendrix cover of "Manic Depression", he would run his hand under all the controls, putting the controls on 10.

He traded these in the spring of 1983 and used a Fender 4x10" Super Reverb for clean sounds instead of the Marshalls. Along with the Super Reverb, he had the two Fender Vibroverbs. Settings in this period on the Super Reverb were with the "Bright" switch off, Input 1 in the "Vibrato" channel, Volume on 4-6, Treble on 4 ½, Mid on 4, Bass on 3, and Reverb on 2 ½.

In late 1983, Vaughan ordered an 150-watt Dumble Steel String Singer made by Howard Dumble in California, along with a Dumble 4x12" speaker cabinet and used these with his two Fender Vibroverbs. He also briefly used a Dumble Overdrive Special, but didn't like the sound of it.

In 1984, Vaughan used the same two Fender Vibroverbs and the Dumble SSS and cabinet, along with a newly acquired "Leslie-style" Fender Vibratone cabinet. It consisted of a 10" speaker with a Styrofoam "drum", or rotor, with two slots in the sides. One of the Vibroverbs was used to drive the Fender Vibratone. Amp settings in the "Vibrato" channel on his Vibroverbs were set with Volume on 5 ½, Treble on 10, and Bass on 5 ½. On his Dumble SSS, he set the Treble and Middle on 6, Bass on 4, Hi and Low-Step Filters on 7, Reverb Send and Return on 6 ½, and Master on 8.

Vaughan upgraded to Electro-Voice EVM speakers in all of his amps around 1984, because of the high tolerance to speakers blowing up and clarity.

On his pedalboard, he used an Ibanez Tube Screamer with a Vox wah pedal. Stevie didn't use a pair of each on stage, but did this in the studio for the "Soul to Soul (album)|Soul to Soul" recording sessions. He also had an MXR Loop Selector to bypass any effects.

[edit] Mid 1980s equipment
For Stevie's Japan Tour 1985|Japan Tour, Vaughan compiled a rig consisting of 2 Fender Vibroverbs, a Fender Vibratone stacked on top of its road case, a "silverface" Fender Twin Reverb with a Fender Super Reverb on top, and a "blackface" Twin Reverb in the back, set on top of its road case.

The pedalboard had the TS-9 Tube Screamer, the Vox wah-wah, and the MXR Loop Selector.

A photo of this rig can be found on John Mayer's official website blog: Japan rig 1985

In mid-1985, Vaughan had more of collection of amps by this time. His amps in this period included the two Fender Vibroverbs (one driving the Fender Vibratone), the Dumble SSS driving a Marshall 8x10" cabinet, and a Fender 4x10" Super Reverb stacked atop a Dumble 4x12" cabinet.

In 1986, he had the a two Vibroverbs (one driving the Vibratone), a Marshall 8x10" cabinet, and a newer "blackface" Dumble SSS.

His effects remained the same except for a briefly used Univox Univibe with the expression pedal in 1986.

[edit] Late 1980s equipment

SRV's late-80s rig.
Around early 1987, he would just use 2 Fender Vibroverbs and 2 Fender Super Reverbs stacked atop each other, with a Fender Vibratone on the very top. Later in the year, as shown in the photo to the right, he had a blackface Fender Twin Reverb to the very right, 2 Dumble Steel String Singers stacked atop a Fender Super Reverb, a Fender Vibratone on top of a Marshall 8x10" cabinet, and a silverface Fender Twin Reverb to the very left.

In 1988, amps included a 200-watt Marshall Major power head, a Dumble SSS head (each driving a Dumble 4x12" cabinet), and a Fender Vibratone. In this case, the Dumble was used to drive the Vibratone.

The effects were the same throughout this period. The Tube Screamer was upgraded to a TS-10 Classic, used with the Vox wah-wah, and the MXR Loop Selector.

In 1989, he changed his rig around a little, but basically the same sound. He had 2 Fender Super Reverbs, with a Dumble SSS and a Marshall Major atop each, and a Fender Vibroverb driving the Fender Vibratone.

He took a couple of Fender '59 Bassman Reissues on the road in 1990 and used these with a Vibroverb driving the Vibratone. On the '59 Bassman, he plugged a cable into "Normal" Input 1 with the Volume on 8, Treble 8, Middle 7, Bass 6, and Presence on 8. He used the stock tubes and the EVMs in these as well.

He also added more "Hendrix" effects to his pedalboard, acquiring two Arbiter Fuzz Faces (one "Dallas-Arbiter" and the silver, England version) and a couple of Octavias: one Roger Mayer version, and a Tycobrahe Octavia. He kept the TS-9 Tube Screamer and Vox wah wah..
Gosh !!! where is the hat?
?

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.12.09 @ 20:54pm


Other Texans bluesmen

"Blind" Lemon Jefferson "The Father of Texan Blues"

Lightnin’ Hopkins
T-Bone Walker
Albert Collins

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.13.09 @ 13:24pm


mrxyz...I figured you to be a little smarter than to constantly slam Stevie Ray...why don't you give the man his due? He strapped it on and played, and you have to know he wasn't about the hype. The guy made the blues cool again, and all you can do is grasp at straws trying to downplay what he accomplished.

He was a great player...he played it good and he played it RIGHT! Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know a damned thing about playing the blues...or music in general for that matter. Feel free to just don't make any comments about him at all...because it's getting old!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 09.13.09 @ 14:19pm


rxyz...I figured you to be a little smarter than to constantly slam Stevie Ray...why don't you give the man his due? He strapped it on and played, and you have to know he wasn't about the hype. The guy made the blues cool again, and all you can do is grasp at straws trying to downplay what he accomplished.

He was a great player...he played it good and he played it RIGHT! Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know a damned thing about playing the blues...or music in general for that matter. Feel free to just don't make any comments about him at all...because it's getting old!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 09.13.09 @ 14:19pm


I have always said he is a good player,, I said he brought nothing really new... .He didn't bring the Texan blues or any blues back .. From ZZ top , Buddy Guy ,Winter Bros ,Page,Clapton, Muddy, Stones not counting Janice , T Bone etc.. Other than HYPE..Which is good for the music BIZ ..I love Hendrix and Buddy Guy he plays them great...
I would pick him before many that are already in Heck he even looks the part...
Z

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.13.09 @ 15:23pm


mrxyz,
To know that much about Stevie's setup, which I believe is really accurate, means you must actually be a fan. I'm surprised.

Oh, and you forgot to mention Freddie King.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 13:31pm


rockinsue,
You sound like my kind of gal. Let's hope this is the year Stevie Ray gets in. IN MY OPINION EVERYONE, he truly was the greatest guitarist ever.

Posted by Mosey A.Long on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 13:41pm


Rockinsue,
You sound like my kind of gal. Let's hope this is the year Stevie Ray gets in. IN MY OPINION EVERYONE, he truly was the greatest guitarist ever.

Posted by Mosey A.Long on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 13:41pm

I agree know one even comes close to him!

Posted by rockinsue on Friday, 09.18.09 @ 13:49pm


rockinsue...if he's your favorite, then just say that. By labeling him as the "best ever" you're slighting some pretty brilliant players. I think such a label would've been embarrassing to him as well. Was he ONE of the greatest ever...certainly. I'd even go as far as saying he's far and away the best blues player I've ever had the privilege to witness. But I could give you a pretty long list of guitarists who in their own right were just dazzling...some of which you've probably never heard of.

Oh, well at least you're not like that guy who was bolstering Malmsteen at the expense of Steve Vai earlier...absolutely ridiculous!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 09.18.09 @ 16:58pm


Stevie Ray snubbed again.
So now the question is
how long must we wait before he's even nominated?
I just don't get it.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 09:37am


tevie Ray snubbed again.
So now the question is
how long must we wait before he's even nominated?
I just don't get it.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 09:37am


I agree ! I mean OMG he almost invented the blues.
He is the greatest guitar player ever....This is just foolish behavior on the part of the RRHOF.
Have the all gone mad?

Posted by rockinsue on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 20:29pm


"I mean OMG he almost invented the blues."-rockinsue

Ahh, no.

"He is the greatest guitar player ever.."-rockinsue

An opinion.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 20:50pm


Stevie was one of the greatest. It is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's purpose to recognize the greats of music.

If Stevie Ray Vaughan isn't inducted, it's credibility should seriously be called into question.

@mrxyz
Stevie didn't bring anything new, but that doesn't matter. Few popular artists bring anything new. Nearly every name you listed didn't bring anything new. What made them greats was their ability to play.

What makes Stevie legendary was his ability to play. Few people can actual speak through their interments, Stevie only spoke when he played.

Posted by Matthew on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 15:17pm


Posted by Matthew on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 15:17pm
Stevie didn't bring anything new, but that doesn't matter. Few popular artists bring anything new. Nearly every name you listed didn't bring anything new. What made them greats was their ability to play.

What makes Stevie legendary was his ability to play. Few people can actual speak through their interments, Stevie only spoke when he played.



I just took a peek of the past inductees ..
Most of them brought something new or were very vouge in their day ...SRV mastered amost to many of the blues type licks....
maybe he should be a sideman.... even though he wasn't..."Great player"... no doubt.. When musicians play I can hear them talking! {SMILE}

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 16:30pm


Stevie was very much like Bob Marley.They were so influential that they breathed life into a style of music that was on life support ( blues and Reggae)and ignited a firestorm of interest. Because of them, old Bluesmen and Reggae artists who were living hand to mouth and languishing in near anonimity, saw there careers and popularity explode. They were so influential that when they died, the music they brought to the public eye went with them. After Stevie's death, has any blues artist achieved his success? What about Bob Marley and the Reggae movement of the late 70's?
In the end, the induction into the hall of fame is a political process based on factors out of the average fans control. Will Stevie eventually make it.....he will but only time will tell.

I must however admit that watching some no name Doo Wop group of the 50's or rag tag Motown group get in makes the wait for Stevie's nomination slow and painfully difficult.

Posted by Rick Horgan on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 20:53pm


Stevie was very much like Bob Marley.They were so influential that they breathed life into a style of music that was on life support ( blues and Reggae)and ignited a firestorm of interest. Because of them, old Bluesmen and Reggae artists who were living hand to mouth and languishing in near anonimity, saw there careers and popularity explode. They were so influential that when they died, the music they brought to the public eye went with them. After Stevie's death, has any blues artist achieved his success? What about Bob Marley and the Reggae movement of the late 70's?
In the end, the induction into the hall of fame is a political process based on factors out of the average fans control. Will Stevie eventually make it.....he will but only time will tell.

I must however admit that watching some no name Doo Wop group of the 50's or rag tag Motown group get in makes the wait for Stevie's nomination slow and painfully difficult.

Posted by Rick Horgan on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 20:53pm

Most blues acts keep on playing
As far as no name Doo Wop... that is your problem'''

Tom Waits Bonnie Raitt late 70's still hitting were very big in the 80-90's 2000
1990's The Black Crowes and Jeff Healey to name a very small few

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 21:39pm


I mean OMG he almost invented the blues."-rockinsue

Ahh, no.

"He is the greatest guitar player ever.."-rockinsue

An opinion.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 20:50pm

Posted by rockinsue on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 10:35am


mean OMG he almost invented the blues."-rockinsue

Ahh, no.

"He is the greatest guitar player ever.."-rockinsue

An opinion.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 20:50pm


It maybe an opinion but it is true.Before the GOD of Blues it was boring.. The British band such as the Stones and the Animals were horible in playing the blues ,same with Mudy waters and BB King... Also he is the best surf guitar player EVER! I went to YOUTUBE and heard his song Pipe Line with Dick Dale. Stevie is GOD of Surf guitar..SRV rules the rock an blues world! If it were not for the "GOD OF GUITAR" most people won't even know who Jimmy Hendrix was! SRV put him back on the map...!


Posted by rockinsue on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 10:44am


"It maybe an opinion but it is true"-rockinsue

Ahh, no. An opinion is not a fact.

"The British band such as the Stones and the Animals were horible in playing the blues ,same with Mudy waters and BB King..."-rockinsue

Aren't you the same person who thinks Coven are "more influencial than Alice Cooper,Osborne,Sex Pistols, Van Halen,Jimmy Page"?

"If it were not for the "GOD OF GUITAR" most people won't even know who Jimmy Hendrix was!"- rockinsue

False. No offense, but you have very little credibility.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 13:06pm


Can someone please send Rockinsue to music class 101.

Thanks

By the way - this years nominees are the poorest yet. Go Stooges!

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 17:30pm


"It maybe an opinion but it is true"-rockinsue

Ahh, no. An opinion is not a fact.

"The British band such as the Stones and the Animals were horible in playing the blues ,same with Mudy waters and BB King..."-rockinsue

Aren't you the same person who thinks Coven are "more influencial than Alice Cooper,Osborne,Sex Pistols, Van Halen,Jimmy Page"?

"If it were not for the "GOD OF GUITAR" most people won't even know who Jimmy Hendrix was!"- rockinsue

False. No offense, but you have very little credibility.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 13:06pm

I have never heard of Coven.. So that being a fact, your facts are just a wrong opinion at best.
SRV ... is the best the world has ever HEARD..
HE is the guitar "GOD of Rock, Blues, Metal,Surf and JAZZ.{fact not opinion} If you don't believe me. Look at all the votes he has: Total votes: 8723 with a 93% yes. That is a fact on this forum as of today...
Please have a nice day ,listen to the GUITAR GOD SRV

Posted by rockinsue on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 22:31pm


I've always said that SRV was a great player, but I would never refer to him or anyone else as a "guitar god" or the "best ever".

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 09.30.09 @ 06:23am


"I have never heard of Coven.. So that being a fact, your facts are just a wrong opinion at best."- rockinsue

Self-parodic, average psychedelic pop, one-hit wonders, whose last claim to fame is is having fans that annoy the heaven out of this site, never heard of 'em? Really that's odd because here's a quote from someone named rockinsue, ".. I find Yoko as under rated as the GOD of Blus... SRV or even Coven."

"HE is the guitar "GOD of Rock, Blues, Metal,Surf and JAZZ.{fact not opinion}"-rockinsue

An opinion is not a fact.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 09.30.09 @ 12:51pm


Dude Man wrote:
"I have never heard of Coven.. So that being a fact, your facts are just a wrong opinion at best."- rockinsue

Self-parodic, average psychedelic pop, one-hit wonders, whose last claim to fame is is having fans that annoy the heaven out of this site, never heard of 'em? Really that's odd because here's a quote from someone named rockinsue, ".. I find Yoko as under rated as the GOD of Blus... SRV or even Coven."

"HE is the guitar "GOD of Rock, Blues, Metal,Surf and JAZZ.{fact not opinion}"-rockinsue

An opinion is not a fact.
Wednesday, 09.30.09 @ 12:51pm


Well Coven is under rated by me becauce I had never heard of him or them....I am sorry that you don't like SRV..... I should listen and rate Coven they might be good.. That is a fact and your opinion is a fact of your opinion and that also is a fact.... I feel almost sorry for you...My opinion is a fact that that is my opinion.... You name someone or many someones better at blues, rock ,surf and jazz and make it a fac or with you a factless is your personal factless opinion ..I suppose you think Muddy Waters is better than the GOD of GUITAR in blues ??? Oh please spare me.! He knew nothing about how to make blues sound good {That is an opinion}


I wish you good health and wisdom. World Peace through music and GOOD LUCK to the tone Deaf..
.

Posted by rockinsue on Wednesday, 09.30.09 @ 22:04pm


Dude never said he didn't like SRV, but I think he has a little contempt for overzealous and largely clueless "fans".

Exactly what do you REALLY know about Stevie Ray...what made him a great player? Even mentioning him as a surf player is ridiculous (one duet with Dick Dale doesn't make him a surf player...if you listen to that song, Dale's guitar is the bulk of the "surf" sound). As far as jazz goes, he did admirable covers of Kenny Burrell's "Chitlins Con Carne" and "Stang's Swang", but I wouldn't even remotely label him as a jazz player. Great rock players are numerous and all unique...you could easily slot him into the mix, but saying one is better than another is subjective...at best. He was a BLUES player, and I don't mind saying that he was the best at that I'd ever witnessed, but even Vaughan was quick to pay tribute to the "old bluesmen".

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a great player and earned his right to be mentioned among the best ever...but "the greatest guitarist ever" is a mythical figure that simply doesn't exist. You'd have more credibility by just saying he was your "favorite"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 09.30.09 @ 22:22pm


So you consider a band you have never heard of underrated and more influencial than Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, etc.? Did one fly over the Cuckoo's Nest?

I am a SRV fan, but best ever or "GOD" are titles that no one can claim.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 13:12pm


Most Yes Votes
1. Stevie Ray Vaughan 8077

SRV is the best surf guitar player not Dick Dale. You can see and here them playing together{PipeLine} on you tube.. There is no doubt SRV is better by light years. That is why this forum has him # 1 SRV= GOD OF GUITAR
FACTS

Posted by rockinsue on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 17:05pm


Sue, as much as I love SRV, the only reason SRV is ranked higher is because more people have heard of him than of Dick Dale, and that's because SRV's heyday is more recent than Dale's. It's all about the short-term memory of the voting public.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 17:18pm


rockinsue...if you say you've seen that video, then I suggest you go watch it again. Dale's playing is very distinct and unique...I can't think of anyone who plays like that. Did SRV keep up with him...sure. But that "surf sound", particularly the way Dale plays it, is an entity all to itself and very difficult to duplicate. that's one of the few times I witnessed SRV stepping into someone else's domain and not being at least equal to it.

Dale plays upside down with ridiculously heavy strings and tuning that is very unusual. He's also more into capturing a "sound and feel of the surf", plus blending in middle eastern "sounds"...he's just not a very traditional musician (which doesn't mean he's not very good). Playing a duet with him, particularly with a tune like "Pipeline", would be a chore.

Stevie Ray (once again) was a great player, and probably the best BLUES player that I've ever witnessed. Now, I've tried to say this nicely, but calling SRV a "surf guitarist" is just plain STUPID!!!! If it looks like a dog, and barks like a dog....!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 17:54pm


Philip...just as a side note, you don't win anything when you reach 1000 comments!!!

I know I was bummed...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 18:01pm


WHAT?! You take that back! There is SO such a thing as the 1000-Post Fairy!!! HERETIC!!!

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 18:04pm


"HE is the guitar "GOD of Rock, Blues, Metal,Surf and JAZZ."-rockinsue

And how can can anyone possibly think SRV is a metal guitarist?

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 18:04pm


Well, I guess the strings are metal...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 18:24pm


No one has said who is better than SRV!!!!! Yes he is METAL just listen to his sounds....... As far as Dick Dale versus SRV .. There is know doubt who is the best "surf guitar" player {SRV}.... I believe both use heavy strings ,not that it matters. Dale sounds like some wanta be school kid next to the Guitar GOD. Tell me who is better at surf music. ? The Beach Boys..?{maybe so} This Forum seems to agree with me that SRV is #1..He also sounds as good as Hendrix. So ,if you can tell me the name or names of guitar player/players better than him {SRV/GUITAR GOD}Please do so....
Thank you I must be on my way and till tomorrow, good night!

Posted by rockinsue on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 20:07pm


"No one has said who is better than SRV!!!!!"-rockinsue

Opinion.

"Yes he is METAL just listen to his sounds......."-rockinsue

Yah, and Rush are the very definition of celtic punk.

"This Forum seems to agree with me that SRV is #1.."-rockinsue

Actually he only has the most yes votes, but Deep Purple has the highest fan approval.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 20:13pm


No one has said who is better than SRV!!!!!"-rockinsue

Opinion.

"Yes he is METAL just listen to his sounds......."-rockinsue

Yah, and Rush are the very definition of celtic punk.

"This Forum seems to agree with me that SRV is #1.."-rockinsue

Actually he only has the most yes votes, but Deep Purple has the highest fan approval.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 20:13pm


I did know Deep Purple, Rush are guitar players I thought they were bands. I agree SRV dose not do Punk Pop or RAP .. There is a reason, just listen to it...SRV sounds better than Rush or Deep Purple check the votes You are just fooling yourself the majority of yes Votes go to the GOD.. gosh it is late I must go BYE

Posted by rockinsue on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 20:40pm


"I did know Deep Purple, Rush are guitar players I thought they were bands"-rockinsue

I never mentioned them being guitarists.

"I agree SRV dose not do Punk Pop or RAP .."-rockinsue

When did I say he didn't(not that he does)?

"...SRV sounds better than Rush or Deep Purple check the votes"-rockinsue

I never said anyone was better than anyone. I made a joke about Rush being punk. And you have not seen the highest fan approval chart. Purple are number one and SRV is second(not that one is better than the other).

Me thinks you may want to fly back to the nest.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 20:57pm


WOW this is to funny.. I have to agree with Rockinsue {kinda} SRV is a better guitar player than Dick Dale even on surf But I can name many better guitar playewr than The God..LOl
Better than SRV..
Surf: Jim Fuller,Paul Johnson,Bob Spickard, Al Jarden.. lots of real surf guitar player..

Jazz Joe Pass , Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery ,Charlie Byrd ..list is end less
Blues Muddy Waters , Ron Woods, Albert Lee, T bone Walker,Buddy Guy... list is endless

Rock Link Ray, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page,Carl Perkins ,Ike Turner ,just to many to name better than SRV...

Metal Gosh who cares Lol I guess slash...


All of them are better in the own style music SRV is the kinda master copycat

I like Zorro the best...{The real man in BLACK}Great clasical spanish guitar playing,, Heck he even wears a mask !!!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 21:33pm


Philip...just as a side note, you don't win anything when you reach 1000 comments!!!

I know I was bummed...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 18:01pm


Really? Then I'm about 250 comments away from being bummed

Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 21:56pm


Stevie Ray (once again) was a great player, and probably the best BLUES player that I've ever witnessed. Now, I've tried to say this nicely, but calling SRV a "surf guitarist" is just plain STUPID!!!! If it looks like a dog, and barks like a dog....!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 17:54pm


Well if you play a surf song and it sounds like surf music {not Jazz] then what would you say it is ... LOl I mean they all have there own spin to a tune.. I would Say when he played pipiline with Dick Dale It was a surf song.....He did it great.. Love his version... ...

SRV plays many styles From Hendrix to Buddy Guy lINK WRAY {EARLY SURF}and Ron Woods ,Beck ,Page to name just a few.I have not heard him do much real blues style .... He should of done studio work.. He was that good.

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 09:56am


"Philip...just as a side note, you don't win anything when you reach 1000 comments!!!"
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
(haha) I note Philip is up to 969 comments as I write, closely followed by mrxyz. Wow, to think I've actually read most of this stuff! Lord, get me a life, please? But I do enjoy all this shuckin n jivin, 4 reel doods.

Now my prediction re SRV: He is a lock or I aint Tela-rock ... Surest bet for 2010.

Posted by Telarock on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 10:57am


Stevie Ray snubbed again ??? I guess it's just the politics of having a White Blues singer in the RRHOF. When so many legendary Black Bluesmen haven't gotten in. Think about it.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 10:58am


Stevie Ray snubbed again ??? I guess it's just the politics of having a White Blues singer in the RRHOF. When so many legendary Black Bluesmen haven't gotten in. Think about it.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 10:58am

So true real blues is mo better and Zorro's{Men in Black} ain't selling this year.. Even Link Wray is not in.. WOW! I would not call it snubb I would call it why should they ?they have the Ventures in all ready..I must say SRV is a much better copycat...
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by mryyz on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 11:16am


Am I speaking Japanese !!! Think about it. You know it's political. By the way... Blues is a hell of a lot older than Rock'n Roll.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 11:29am



Am I speaking Japanese !!! Think about it. You know it's political. By the way... Blues is a hell of a lot older than Rock'n Roll.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 11:29am


There are some white blues player in Even women ..
I just don't see SRV as anything special I guess the RRHOF agrees for now..

women Such as
Bonnie Raitt
Janice Joplin
Men Jeff Beck
Clapton\
The "real" blues is better than the "NEW" Blues in my opinion.. It has the feel..Sometimes less is more

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 12:06pm


SRV wasn't nearly as influential and innovative as the artist mentioned below. If there is anything helping Vaughn chances are his album sales. "Texas Flood", etc.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 13:05pm


SRV wasn't nearly as influential and innovative as the artist mentioned below. If there is anything helping Vaughn chances are his album sales. "Texas Flood", etc.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 13:05pm

So true it takes more than just $ales sometimes to even have them think about getting IN..Lot of good guitar players out there..!As mentioned before he should of been a studio musician/player.. Heck he could of been doing Hendrix albums if they hadn't told everyone Hendrix had died LOL or better yet the lost Hendrix recordings I like that Idea LOL
No biz like show biz .!Ya got to love the HYPE it is better than most players !!!$$$ LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 14:11pm


mrxyz...if you take a look at his discography, you'll see that he did in fact do a lot of studio side work with people like Bowie ("Let's Dance" album), Jennifer Warnes (did work on a Leonard Cohen tune with her..."First We Take Manhattan"), Johnny Copeland, Lonnie Mack, Bab Dylan ("Under The Red Sky" album), Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Teena Marie...just to name a few.

Pretty in demand for an "average player", don't you think...???

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 17:37pm


That's "Bob Dylan"..."Bab" is his twin sister, and boy is she UGLY!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 17:38pm




mrxyz...if you take a look at his discography, you'll see that he did in fact do a lot of studio side work with people like Bowie ("Let's Dance" album), Jennifer Warnes (did work on a Leonard Cohen tune with her..."First We Take Manhattan"), Johnny Copeland, Lonnie Mack, Bab Dylan ("Under The Red Sky" album), Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Teena Marie...just to name a few.

Pretty in demand for an "average player", don't you think...???

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 17:37pm


Oh I well aware of artist working on other artist recordings. I did not know he did much though. My point is, he would of made a great studio musician because of his many styles... I think that is where his real talent could of been.Rather than a solo artist. ...Some of the best musician are mainly full time recording studio musicians, such as the "wrecking crew" or the "Funk Brothers",,,In many cases if not most, they were as or "more" "talented" than the artist they were backing...

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 20:44pm


Hmmm...no argument there...!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 20:55pm


Happy Birthday Stevie Ray.
You was robbed AGAIN.
Here's hopin' for next year.
Thanks for all the love you passed our way.
Soul to Soul.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Saturday, 10.3.09 @ 20:37pm


"...prediction re SRV: He is a lock or I aint Tela-rock ... Surest bet for 2010."
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Ho boy, did I write that? Prediction affliction did bite my arse. Lets make that 2011? (smile)
BTW: mrxyz, u reely r a humerus dood (spell?) wat a rude joke to portray SRV as Zorro w/ capitall ZZZZZZZZZ. studio musician you say? omg! dont u reed Rolling Stone? SRV is #7 of their 100 Greatest. Esteban? stop the jokes, please. LOL

Posted by Telarock on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 09:37am


"...prediction re SRV: He is a lock or I aint Tela-rock ... Surest bet for 2010."
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ho boy, did I write that? Prediction affliction did bite my arse. Lets make that 2011? (smile)
BTW: mrxyz, u reely r a humerus dood (spell?) wat a rude joke to portray SRV as Zorro w/ capitall ZZZZZZZZZ. studio musician you say? omg! dont u reed Rolling Stone? SRV is #7 of their 100 Greatest. Esteban? stop the jokes, please. LOL


Posted by Telarock on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 09:37am


OMG ,PLEASE??? NO LOL..!!! I don't need to read the Rolling Stone AKA Jollywood HYPE// I think and hear for myself.. I don't need some one telling me what fresh an rotten is or ain't...
ALL YOU NEED IS EARS

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 10:07am


PS my favorite newer bluesish type person is Mose Allison. The link between blues and jazz ,, Now that beatnik got it going on....I have heard him many times ! . Ever if Zorro {SRV} was a live today,, unlikely I would even go if he was still playing the way he played ,, I have played before with others kinda like him,,,. unless I was paid to play for a few gigs only.,, then ok ... for the money an humor of it all .. lol I mean OMG really he is so perdictable as in BORING ! just ain't my bag.. Muddy Waters in a heart beat! I would even do that for almost free$$$
ALL YOU NEED IS EARS

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 10:31am


I am beyond the point of even caring about this anymore. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke, and Stevie Ray Vaughan doesn't need to be inducted for everyone to know how great a musician he was. RIP SRV

Posted by Drew on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 12:51pm


Previously Considered? No - WHAT FOOLS VOTED NO FOR SRV? THOSE FOOLS DON'T KNOW MUSIC.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Should Be Inducted Damnit !!

Posted by Brad C. on Thursday, 10.8.09 @ 19:39pm


Who is this mrxyz guy and why doesn't he think SRV should get inducted? SRV was (and still is) a brilliant musician

Posted by The Drummer on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 14:57pm


"Who is this mrxyz guy and why doesn't he think SRV should get inducted? SRV was (and still is) a brilliant musician"

If his word is to be believed, mrxyz is a musician who rubbed elbows with some of the pretty big names back in the day. In his defense, I personally see no reason to doubt him at his word. From what he's said, he's either a minor player who understands that and has made peace with that but still champions those he's played with, or he's like Chubby Checker, one of those bigger name people who've been passed over, and is trying to laud and extol his efforts, and those of his compatriots.

He doesn't want SRV inducted all that soon, because he wants to see all his friends get in first. Also, because SRV wasn't primarily surf, which is the end-all be-all of rock'n'roll to him.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 17:51pm


SRV and Surf have nothing to do with it or my "FRIENDS"
I do think SRV is a great guitar player and better than even the great Dick Dale playing surf guitar..
Having said that. The reason I am not over excited about SRV is because I like innovators over performers....
I like the people that did something "NEW"
I just don't see SRV doing anything new... or cutting edge..
As good as he is and he is "VERY GOOD"..
It just ain't evolution to me or new...
I would not be surprise if he did get in the RRHOF .. I just rather see some others "first" The Carpenters Niel Diamond , Link Wray Peter Paul and Mary, Kingston Trio, Joan Baez,Kingsmen Surfaris ,Blink 182, Nirvana Even Dick Dale and a few others.. come to my mind way before SRV

Surf's UP and enjoy the SHOW..

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 18:44pm


Thanks for your explanations Philip and mrxyz. It was more than I expected

Posted by The Drummer on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 19:10pm




Thanks for your explanations Philip and mrxyz. It was more than I expected

Posted by The Drummer on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 19:10pm


LOL you're welcome The Drummer.. {Nice name} it was more than had expected also Gee it is just Rock and Roll and opinions ..Now that I have got that off my chest . LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 19:17pm


At the risk of starting another long and pointless debate, what did Blink-182 do that was so innovative? I hope SRV gets in before they're even eligible!

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 19:19pm




At the risk of starting another long and pointless debate, what did Blink-182 do that was so innovative? I hope SRV gets in before they're even eligible!

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 19:19pm

That is for you to find out..If I told you you may not care or believe me LOL
Enjoy the Show !!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 19:28pm


No, I used to play some of their stuff back in my college days, and even caught their songs on College Television Network... but I really don't think they did anything innovative. They're basically a punkish-pop band. At least that's what I get from them. I'm curious as to what you're getting from them. I like what I hear, but I don't feel it's innovative.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 19:37pm


He is the BEST EVER....!

Posted by rockinsue on Wednesday, 10.28.09 @ 09:57am


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame offers no real reason anymore why Stevie hasn't been inducted. These are overwelmingly great comments, responses,and reasons furthing the cause for Stevie and other great legends to be nominated and entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Listen to what some critics and voting members have to say about current practices going on.

'Critics say the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a rigged game!' do a google search they said no links here !

article at projo.com

'Is it time to close down the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?' -for repairs- do a google search they said no links here !

Article at latimesblogs.latimes

I had the pleasure of meeting Stevie in Boston at the Orpheum Theatre, a great concert by the guy's and truely a great humble guy. It goes without saying truely an inestimable musician and singer (less we not forget that talent as well).

Doc D.

Posted by Doc D on Friday, 11.6.09 @ 17:23pm


Let's see...SRV used the following;
- a tube screamer (which enhances a "tube" sound...what great player hasn't?)
- a "fuzz" (enhances the overdrive...what great player hasn't)
- an octavia (kind of like a "chorus"...what great player hasn't?)
- a Vox Wah Pedal (what great player hasn't used a wah pedal?)

Now, are these the little "gizmo's and gimmicks" you speak of? They don't play the guitat for you, do they? And you say I have to "get real"...please, fool!!!!

He was a first-rate blues player, and saying he didn't play with heart is just plain STUPID!!! You really prove that you don't know what you're talking about every time you say anything about him...!!!

As for Jim Fuller and the Surfaris, you claim they've had that song displayed in movies, commercials, television, etc...., which is all commercial dogma...or "HOLLYWOOD HYPE", as you would put it...which makes you a bit of a hypocrite. Didn't you say before that they "didn't need all of that"...????

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 11.12.09 @ 18:08pm


Leadbelly
Muddy Waters
BB king
Blind willie
Freddie King
Bo Diddley
Howlin Wolf
Buddy Guy..
These are above are "BLUES PLAYERS" some times they may of used a few things very sparing I know BUDDY HAS USED A WHA WHA .... Now MODERN DAY Rockers use them OFTEN is in SRV..! as mentioned he is a rocker playing blues... Plenty of "rockers use gizmo's... also nothing new..

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 11.14.09 @ 16:51pm


"As for Jim Fuller and the Surfaris, you claim they've had that song displayed in movies, commercials, television, etc...., which is all commercial dogma...or "HOLLYWOOD HYPE", as you would put it...which makes you a bit of a hypocrite. Didn't you say before that they "didn't need all of that"...????"--Gitarzan

It's only Hollywood Hype if it supports an artist he doesn't like/respect. Didn't you know that?

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 11.14.09 @ 23:02pm


Yep...kinda noticed that. Of course, thinking the Surfaris should be in in before SRV (if at all) makes one lose credibility. I'm just amazed at how established guitarists in certain genres have become rock, surf, country, celtic, etc.... to suit his rationale...

Very confusing...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 08:45am


Yep...kinda noticed that. Of course, thinking the Surfaris should be in in before SRV (if at all) makes one lose credibility. I'm just amazed at how established guitarists in certain genres have become rock, surf, country, celtic, etc.... to suit his rationale...

Very confusing...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 08:45am



SRV is a very good guitar player! The Surfaris were just kids{15-17 years old } an created the drumn solo of rock and the early foundation of lead guitar and heavy drum fills tunes . Before then it was a un -heard of no no in rock...Opening the door to many great legends ..I look at Point Panic ,Scatter Shield.. as the seed ...I happen to know the members of the Who and Van Halen would agree...I just don't hear anything new from Zorro... As fantastic as he was...I am sure somday he will get in..

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 09:27am


Which member(s) of the Who? And if your answer is Kenny Jones, you've got some serious 'splainin' to do, buster.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 09:29am


Steve was our pride and joy....One and only !!!!!

Posted by sinisa tadic on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 09:29am




Which member(s) of the Who? And if your answer is Kenny Jones, you've got some serious 'splainin' to do, buster.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 09:29am.
.
Mr Moon... he was very inspired by them and of course by many others I would say Bo Diddle melody's was kinda the first but he held the drum pock /rather than free flowing drum fills lead guitar licks tunes.. .Such as Hendrix, Who, Cream...etc} Of course he is already in because of it..

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 09:38am


As for Jim Fuller and the Surfaris, you claim they've had that song displayed in movies, commercials, television, etc...., which is all commercial dogma...or "HOLLYWOOD HYPE", as you would put it...which makes you a bit of a hypocrite. Didn't you say before that they "didn't need all of that"...????"--Gitarzan

It's only Hollywood Hype if it supports an artist he doesn't like/respect. Didn't you know that?

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 11.14.09 @ 23:02pm


first of all The Surfaris never had a big budget heck they didn't even have a producer in the sense as we know it today,, They just went in 1 -2 takes -2 track recording, Wipe Out was a Mono 1 take recording and that was it written on the spot.........Not much of a ad budget at all... I like the Beatles and their budget was as big as the English Empire..

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 09:54am


Uh... wasn't it the producer who provided the laugh and said "Wipe Out" on the record... or was that their manager? And do you have any articles/interviews where Keith Moon said he was inspired by the Surfaris... or was he just inspired by "Wipe Out"?

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 09:58am


Besides which, you're missing the point Gitarzan was making... its usage in ads and movies and such... that's all Hollywood Hype because it's all commercial dogma, to use his words.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:02am




Uh... wasn't it the producer who provided the laugh and said "Wipe Out" on the record... or was that their manager? And do you have any articles/interviews where Keith Moon said he was inspired by the Surfaris... or was he just inspired by "Wipe Out"?

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 09:58am

No it was their manager.. that yelled Wipe Out.. The boys financed the recording. I think the whole recording cost $30.00 MAYBE A $100..
Keith told my close friends and I think one of their song was kinda inspired or a tribute to them...
It as kinda general knowledge with in the industry at the time.. It was not hyped by the "Media" surf was a no no music by then lol

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:04am


You can understand our quandry then... your whole Moon testimonial is complete hearsay... second or third hand at that. Just not really that reliable.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:07am




Besides which, you're missing the point Gitarzan was making... its usage in ads and movies and such... that's all Hollywood Hype because it's all commercial dogma, to use his words.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:02am


No Hype to me is when you have things Hyped by PR etc... The Surfaris never really had a PR machine ... Back in those days few did other than Elvis and a few BIG acts... Heck Dick Dale had lots of PR in comparison to the Surfaris and it still didn't hit the top 10.. He did become the "King" as Capital records billed him.. Where Fuller became the Godfather years later just by the music and surf community calling HIM it .. it just happened rather than a Major Label selling on the front cover of a album..etc..
I like the Beach Boys and they had lots of HYPE...
I like SRV just don't see the innovation.... I see lots of HYPE as good as he was...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:14am


But wouldn't you also agree that post de facto accolades are also just hype? When something makes a "Greatest" list in Rolling Stone or some other magazine... isn't that just hype too? It's not done by a company paid to hype up the band, but it's still hype.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:21am


ou can understand our quandry then... your whole Moon testimonial is complete hearsay... second or third hand at that. Just not really that reliable.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:07am


LOL since I was in the BIZ back then.. to me it is more rea than what might have been written in some press thing LOL I read all sorts of things that were just HYPE and far from the truth.. Heck is Paul dead ... and is Elvis a live..?? LOl
Really if you take the time line and listen you will see what I mean.. Even if you don't like the music it does not change things ..It is what and when.... Kinda like Sandy Nelson he was a true inspiration to many up an coming drummers in the mid 60's...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:26am




But wouldn't you also agree that post de facto accolades are also just hype? When something makes a "Greatest" list in Rolling Stone or some other magazine... isn't that just hype too? It's not done by a company paid to hype up the band, but it's still hype.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:21am

Both it can be great and still HYPED or not as great and really HYPED.. Heck I forget what year it was in the 60's and Ringo won Play Boys Mag best jazz drummer of the year !!! I mean really is that hype or not ??? LOL I like Ringo but a jazz drummer he is not.. LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:31am


"LOL since I was in the BIZ back then.. to me it is more rea than what might have been written in some press thing"

Given how prevalent the seriously psychedelic drugs were back then, too, again, it has to be taken with a grain of salt. But it's also still second-hand or third-hand, which makes it less credible. Admissible in court, but creates more reasonable doubt than it resolves.

"Really if you take the time line and listen you will see what I mean.. Even if you don't like the music it does not change things ..It is what and when.... Kinda like Sandy Nelson he was a true inspiration to many up an coming drummers in the mid 60's..."

It's not just what and when though... it's also WHO. Who were they listening to? Just because Person A did it first doesn't mean Person B was influenced by them... maybe they did it because they listened to Person C who was around a few years before A or B and may have even been an inspiration for A, in which case you've got C with two counts of inspiration, and zero for A and B.

"Both it can be great and still HYPED or not as great and really HYPED."

Either way though, it's still getting hyped, which must be taken out of the equation.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:42am


It's not just what and when though... it's also WHO. Who were they listening to? Just because Person A did it first doesn't mean Person B was influenced by them... maybe they did it because they listened to Person C who was around a few years before A or B and may have even been an inspiration for A, in which case you've got C with two counts of inspiration, and zero for A and B.

"Both it can be great and still HYPED or not as great and really HYPED."

Either way though, it's still getting hyped, which must be taken out of the equation.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:42am

Take the Surfaris almost every musician heard them and owned a few of there albums...
instrumental Surf Music was a rule breaker and the Surfaris broke lots of rules...
It was short lived up open the door to a new freedom in music.. Play it like you feel it. Hendrix is a wonderful example of it... He was great and 10 years older than them.. He just took it to the new PRO level...an add vocals which other than the Beach Boys there were not many vocals in the surf dats.... One reason for lack of vocal was.. no good PA and no $$$ to even buy a mike LOL Heck most of the time the sax player would share a guitar players amp.. Same with "the vocal mike"
as in 1 mike high impedance .. lol {lots of feed back}

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 10:52am


"instrumental Surf Music was a rule breaker"

How?

"and the Surfaris broke lots of rules... "

How?

"It ... open the door to a new freedom in music."

How?

"Hendrix is a wonderful example of it... He was great and 10 years older than them.. He just took it to the new PRO level...an add vocals "

WTF? Are you saying Hendrix was surf? Holy crap. Hendrix was influenced by the BLUES foremost, and was a touring musician with Little Richard before Richard fired him for missing the bus....BEFORE the Surfaris made it big.

Btw, I'm youtubing Surfaris records right now... "Point Panic" didn't do anything musically Dick Dale didn't already do before 1962... "Surfer Joe" is an AWFUL song... it's a novelty song that isn't funny and poorly sung to boot. "Scatter Shield" sounds like a cross between the Tornados "Tel-Star" and Phil Spector's "Bumbershoot".

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 13:24pm


Btw, I'm youtubing Surfaris records right now... "Point Panic" didn't do anything musically Dick Dale didn't already do before 1962... "Surfer Joe" is an AWFUL song... it's a novelty song that isn't funny and poorly sung to boot. "Scatter Shield" sounds like a cross between the Tornados "Tel-Star" and Phil Spector's "Bumbershoot".

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 13:24pm

It is the lead guitar and drum fills...DICK's BIG THING WAS HIS LEAD GUITAR.. NOT MUCH MUSICAL INTER PLAY WITH THE DRUMS. THE DRUMS JUST KEPT THE POCK AND WAS NOT A LEAD PART OF THE SONG... I am sorry you can't hear it or get it......I don't know how you can miss it.. LOL I never really like Surfer Joe that much ...neither did Fuller LOL but lots of folks did.. even Neil Young did a segual to it . LOL.




Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 13:48pm


Well, drum fills and interplay you get on Wipe Out... I'm trying to figure out what their other records brought to the table.... and really I'm seeing nothing.

But interplay between guitarist and drummer you get to some degree with Bill Haley And The Comets and slightly with Johnny And The Hurricanes, though again, not a lot of interplay. Again, I was trying to find out what the other records brought to the table that proves the Surfaris were bigger than Wipe Out... I'm getting nothing. Wipe Out was bigger than them, imo.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 14:37pm


If the lead guitarist doesn't have very good interplay with his backbeat, then he doesn't have much of a band...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 14:47pm


LOL well there is plenty of back beat and the drum and guitar are on top of each other like flys on s..t .. I will say this you tried to hear it maybe some day you will ..I think that it is so normal nows a day you don't understand that that was "NEW" It is not like peggy sue or hand jive that holds pocket a steady rythmic drum beat .... .. Moon and Van Halens got it so did others.... Enjoy the show ..

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 15:02pm


Surfaris were bigger than Wipe Out... I'm getting nothing. Wipe Out was bigger than them, imo.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 14:37pm


you are what you write.... As you know many great musician cam from thesurfaris or jioned rhe The bass player went on to Love and the Turtles drummer joined the Surfais Lead guitar of the Belairs and a formmer guitar player of Dick Dale are now in the band. Drummer for Keith Richards, Nancy Sinatra ..Keyboard was with Donna Summer.... etc Fuller went with the Seeds and is still a recording studio musician... and still with the Surfaris and has a RR/Blues band the Beatnik.. with top players that have worked with Edda James , Chuck Berry Boz Scaggs , Barry White ,Ike Turner ,Hot Chillie , Little Richard.... etc They seem to get IT....

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 15:20pm


It would help if I could understand what you're talking about. I guess, from what I can decipher, is if you think the Surfaris are insignificant, then you don't "get it"

Just FYI....more people are going to think SRV was influential. A lot of people know "Wipeout", even more DON'T know who did it...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 16:38pm


Just FYI....more people are going to think SRV was influential
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 16:38pm
and even more "PEOPLE think Maddona is more influential than SRV now there is a scary thought so much for the masses and what they think.....

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 23:06pm


It doesn't really matter what the group members did before or after the Surfaris. All that could potentially get them inducted either with the groups they later joined, or as Side-Men for the stuff they worked on. If you're going to induct the Surfaris, it'll be for what they did as a group, under the name of the Surfaris.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 11.16.09 @ 18:57pm


Stevie Wonder wrote a song called "Stevie Ray's Blues" in Stevie Ray's honor. In other words, not only is Stevie Ray THE premiere blues guitarist since Clapton, not only did he influence every blues-based guitarist in the past 25 years, but he influenced STEVIE WONDER. Yet he is not in the rock and roll hall of fame yet. RIDICULOUS.

Posted by Chris on Monday, 12.14.09 @ 16:09pm


I thank God he blessed us with this talent!! I don't know whats better the singing or guitar or watching this chosen one play it. Only Stevie could make a Bonafide Blues Artist like Albert King and B.B. King do a double take while watching what they helped create!! The man was simply AMAZING!! He deserves to be honored.

Posted by Mark on Wednesday, 12.16.09 @ 18:24pm


Dear Rock Hall,

Influence is such a powerful word when it comes to music. It affects people in so many different ways. As for myself, Stevie Ray Vaughan not only opened my eyes as well as my ears and for someone who wasn't exactly well rounded to the sounds of the music industry in any genre, when I first heard Stevie on the radio, I had the same reaction Mr. Clapton did. I had to know immediately who this was. Simply, my point is, Stevie had this affect on Mr.Clapton, why not on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Hopefully in 2011, the music world will trully see the impact this gentleman had on spirits around the globe.

Posted by TCat on Friday, 12.18.09 @ 13:21pm


The best ever blues guitarist

All the greats bluesmen recognize him as the best of them

He played with all his soul

Even when he play rock he sounds blues

just listen to the session he made with Albert king (and Albert too, deserve to be inducted)

It's a SHAME that those 2 men are not yet in the hall of fame

Blues is healing of the soul

Posted by mustapha bihmouten on Friday, 12.25.09 @ 08:32am


I picked up a guitar for the first time 31 years ago today. The callouses the instrument has left on my fingers and heart have somehow improved my hearing. When I listen to Stevie play Tin Pan Alley, I know I am hearing echos from the absolute depth of human emotion. Haunting. Almost frightening. There will never be another Stevie. We will never hear these sounds again.

...and that still hurts.

The least we as a species can do for our lost Texas son is place his legacy in the hall where it belongs.

Posted by Todd Cardin on Friday, 01.1.10 @ 15:21pm


I cannot understand why Stevie Ray Vughan has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame! I feel he is higly deserving and next to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray was one of the greatest of all time. I truly hope h will be inducted soon!

Posted by Gary Bryant on Sunday, 01.31.10 @ 01:35am


I can understand why Stevie Ray Vughan is not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

1.)Stevie is not good enough
2.)The Rarhof is ...shit

Posted by Britney S. on Thursday, 02.4.10 @ 08:42am


Britney S. (UGH!!!)...explain to us...in great detail...who exactly is better and why...

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 02.4.10 @ 18:44pm


I love SRV, he deserves in. But he wasn't the best blues guitarist. Jimi played the blues better.

Posted by Chris on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 16:28pm


I would not be surprise if he did get in the RRHOF .. I just rather see some others "first" The Carpenters Niel Diamond , Link Wray Peter Paul and Mary, Kingston Trio, Joan Baez,Kingsmen Surfaris ,Blink 182, Nirvana Even Dick Dale and a few others.. come to my mind way before SRV

Surf's UP and enjoy the SHOW..


Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 18:44pm

So... how exactly were Blink 182 and Nirvana innovative? Blink were just another pop-punk band, and a mediocre one at that. Nirvana were a great band, but not really innovative, and their impact wasn't even close to as much as it's been made out to be. Now that's "Hollywood Hype" for you. I know that Link Wray has influenced Dylan, Townshend, Neil Young, The Edge, and some others, so I'd accept him being in. I'm not so sure about the rest.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 14:37pm


Sam...mrxyz would rather see Fabian get in before SRV. He just has a real problem with him, which is beyond me to understand. He's about the only artist that he doesn't give a rousing "YES" to.

Maybe it's because he came along and upstaged his precious "old bluesmen"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 14:58pm


Okay, Keltner analysis.
1. Was Stevie Ray Vaughan ever regarded as the best artist in rock (Did anyone ever seriously suggest this?) No, and I think only die-hard fans would suggest this. However, most of the people who are consistently considered better or more important either are in or will be in. In 1998, he ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and of the 69 above him, 65 are now in the Hall. Of those 4, 3 are eligible but not yet in (KISS, Peter Gabriel and Sting.) The fourth, Nirvana, is virtually guaranteed to be inducted someday. Of #'s 71-100 on the list, only 7 are not yet in (all 7 are eligible.) At Acclaimed Music, he's ranked as only the 903rd greatest artist of all time (The Spice Girls, Britney, Beyonce, Foreigner and Percy Slege [who got in to the Hall based on ONE song that he didn't even write, albeit it was well performed] better than him? Bollocks.) He did get Texas Flood to #166 on the Rock Hall Definitive 200, and most of the artists above him there either are in or will be in (okay, that list sucked actually.)

2. Was SRV ever the best artist in rock music in his genre? Subjective question. He would be classified as either blues or blues-rock, and in terms of blues-rock I would put him above Cream from a musical perspective, but many people would disagree, and it's tough to say that anything he did was better than Hendrix or the first four Led Zeppelin albums, or the Allman Brothers. Likewise, Stevie himself would place himself below Hendrix and below the bluesmen that paved the way for both of them (Ritchie Blackmore, who is one of the masters, came up with a bunch of slightly obscure blues artists better than Stevie.) However, in terms of blues and blues-rock not yet in the HOF, the consensus would be that he has few peers.

3. Were SRV and Double Trouble ever considerd the best at their instruments? Again subjective, but I'd say no he was not the best guitarist, nor was anyone in Double Trouble even close to the best at their instruments. However, he does consistently rank high on most greatest guitarists and greatest guitar albums lists. You must be good when Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Jeff Beck want to play with you. Among the best guitarists not yet in the Hall, for sure, probably top 100.

4. Did SRV/Double Trouble have an impact on a number of other bands? Bands, maybe, but absolutely lots of guitarists. Google "The Chop Shop Hall of Fame", click on the first link, click on the cartoon picture of SRV 5 pictures to the right, and click on the mp3 link to hear what Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down, Eric Johnson, Mark Tremonti, James "Munky" Shaffer and Ted Nugent have to say about him. I know he's also influenced John Mayer, Mike McCready, Dave Mustaine (yes, even metal guitarists), and All-Music Guide says he influenced Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

5. Were SRV/Double Trouble good enough that they could play after their prime? Obviously they didn't get the chance to.
6. Are SRV/Double Trouble the very best artist in history not in the Hall of Fame? From a recording, writing and playing ability perspective, I'd have to say no.

7. Are most bands who have a comparable recording history and impact in the Hall of Fame? Most of the acts who've made more of an impact are in, and some who've made even less of an impact are in (Brenda Lee, Percy Sledge.)

8. Is there any evidence to suggest that SRV/Double Trouble were significantly better or worse than suggested by statistical records? No.

9. Are SRV/Double Trouble the best artist in it's genre eligible for the HOF? Ranging from possibly to probably.

10. How many #1 singles/gold records did they have? Did they ever win a Grammy and how many nominations? "Crossfire" was #1 on the U.S. rock charts, but I'm not sure how it did on the Hot 100. I don't have album charts and sales stats for anywhere but the U.S. and Canada. U.S.: 5 gold albums, 3 platinum albums, 5 2x plat. Canada: 3 gold, 5 plat. The Vaughan Brothers won Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy in 1991, "Little Wing" won that same award in '93 and the SRV tribute "SRV Shuffle" won it in '97. "Travis Walk" was nominated for it in '89; ditto for SRV and Dick Dale with "Pipeline" in '88, "Say What" in '86 and "Rude Mood" in '84.

11.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 17:04pm


Contd. 11. How many Grammy level songs/albums did SRV/Double Trouble have? How long did they dominate the music scene? How many Rolling Stone covers did they appear on? Did most of the bands with this sort of impact go into the Hall of Fame? Lots of great material, as evidenced by those Best Rock Instrumental wins (though how much the Grammy's mean is debatable.) I have no idea whether they or Stevie appeared on Rolling Stone (their credibility will have sunk even further if Stevie didn't get a cover after he died.) They didn't exactly light up the charts or sell anything by the truck-load, but they had a perfectly respectable string of sales and filled plenty of arenas and got some MTV time. This would be from 1983-1990, which isn't a bad run, as some people in the Hall were around for less time than that (not that those people don't deserve it, I'm just saying.) There are some bands that have made more of an impact than them that are waiting for the Hall, but most of the people who made a bigger impact are in the Hall (again, some people who's impact was less or equal to theirs are in the Hall.)

12. If SRV/Double Trouble were the best band at a concert, would it be likely that the concert would rock? Judging by the clips I've seen, yes. They (or at least Stevie) worked their asses off touring the Texas club curcuit for nearly a decade and building up a following throughout Texas, which culminated in them being spotted by David Bowie, and the rest is history.

13. What impact did SRV/Double Trouble have on rock history? Were they responsible for any stylistic changes? Did they introduce new equipment? The blues was kind of sitting in obscurity/underground in 1983 outside of ZZ Top (Led Zeppelin had broken up, Jeff Beck was a cult figure, Clapton was getting poppy.) It was probably a breath of fresh air when Texas Flood came out, and it definitely revitalized interest in the blues and introduced it to a whole new generation of listeners. In this way you could possibly say that they changed history by allowing bluesier people to come later (Mike McCready was influenced by Stevie, and we know how huge Pearl Jam was.) They didn't introduce new equipment. SRV did kind of have his own style.

14. Did SRV/Double Trouble uphold the standards of sportmanship and character that the HOF, in it's written guidelines, instructs us to consider? Stevie was a cokehead and an alcholic by the mid 80's but he sobered up in time to record In Step. By all accounts he was a humble and classy guy who always pushed his influences ahead of himself, and he turned down working full-time with Bowie because then he couldn't work with Double Trouble.

This is not a slam dunk case by any means, but I feel they/he are worthy, and that they will make it eventually.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 17:44pm


There's that "Hendrix Factor" again! Hendrix was definitely influential and innovative (one because of the other, I think), but was he really that great of a player? He was a pretty basic blues player...but it was all the other "stuff" he did in the studio that made him different. Covering basic Hendrix (which I wish I had a dollar for every time I have) isn't really all that challenging...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 18:24pm




Sam...mrxyz would rather see Fabian get in before SRV. He just has a real problem with him, which is beyond me to understand. He's about the only artist that he doesn't give a rousing "YES" to.

Maybe it's because he came along and upstaged his precious "old bluesmen"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 14:58pm


If I had a chance to see SRV or Muddy it would be Muddy .He is the real thing .. As far as "out staging goes ,I would have to agree ,that is why Madonna is ..IN.. she has a BIG STAGE. I really do not care about stages ... I doubt I would go to her concert... I would rather see an hear Mose Alison any day of the week.I think he{Mose} is the last blues man to have plowed a field behind a mule..LOL Know one plays piano , writes and sings like Mose. He is the real an first link between jazz and blues. He is the musician musician. Madonna is more original than SRV and she to me is a bore...I think SRV is a very good guitar player an a ok singer...I am sure he will get in someday.....I like innovators. I feel he{SRV} just does not fit in to that..
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Posted by mrxyzfgdr on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 18:51pm


Posted by mrxyzfgdr on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 18:51pm

Gosh I can't even spell my name LOL
Thinking of SRV I would rather see Dick Dale in before him and SRV is a better guitar player in my opinion than Dale, Heck I like his playing of surf music better than Dales LOL
I even may agree that Fabian should get in before SRV ....He open so many early doors from rock to surf and on an on...He had a huge stage LOL
Leon Russell should get In before SRV.. lots of folks should get in before him, even though he is a great rock guitarist..In my opinion...

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 19:29pm


Sam...What did I tell ya...????

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 01:03am


Yes Sam and Gitarzn but on this forum even Coven has the 7th highest fan yes votes... I think that speaks volumes ...Ya got to love it..... an many on this forum had never even heard of Leonard Cohen before he was in the race or got inducted LOL ps I had an it did not surprise me one bit..Rock on Zorro ...LOL Z

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 07:00am


I did hear a Leonard Cohen song once... pretty dull. There are at least a dozen artists waiting who I wanted to see go in before Madonna, but she's popular, had some good songs and has a bunch of imitators, that's why she's in. As for Coven, I think I lost a couple of brain cells reading that thread. I have read and watched plenty of Sabbath and Ozzy interviews, and never in any one of those did I hear them mention Coven. I even went to their MySpace and listened to the tracks posted, INCLUDING the song "Black Sabbath." Pretty normal blues-rock in my mind; good but not great, and certainly not innovative. Even if Coven do deserve it (I have never heard of Alice Cooper or Jimmy Page mention them either, and they're never featured in any metal documentaries) then it'll probably never happen, just as Deep Purple, Judas Priest, T. Rex and some other snubs will never see the light. I've never heard of Fabian or Dick Dale, and Gitarzan, I would say that Stevie was definitely technically a better player than Hendrix, but listen to some of the rare blues tracks Hendrix did (the "Blues" album or that Martin Scorsese program); he really knew how to get all he could out of the notes. mrxyz, you say you like innovators: Care to explain how Blink 182 was anything more than just another bland pop-punk act, based on the songs I've heard? Nirvana may have been a bit innovative, but not that much. As you say: "All you need is ears."

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 13:18pm


Sam...here's an interesting introduction to Dick Dale for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWw55XhTehg

Also, if you've ever seen the movie "Pulp Fiction", then you've heard Dale...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 13:25pm


Sam
I agree with much you have to say other than Cohen but many would agree with you....Speaking of surf{Dale}.. I have to give kudo's to SRV he and Jim Fuller are the only ones I know that can do blues and surf and pull it off. SRV is a better guitar player than Fuller but Fuller is a bigger innovator than SRV.. now back to the show lol

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 13:27pm


Gitarzan: I haven't seen Pulp Fiction or listened to surf but that was cool! Seems like anything Stevie touches turns to gold. It would be nice if Stevie was inducted next year, but there are many I'd prefer to see. Next year's nominations:

-New York Dolls
-Alice Cooper
-T. Rex
-The Smiths
-New Order OR Joy Division
-Deep Purple
-Judas Priest
-Moody Blues OR King Crimson
-Last one: MC5

Only The Smiths or New Order have a realistic chance though.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 20:42pm


Why is there even a question..He is the GOD of Blue's..What a great way to Honor his passion and talent

Posted by jeff wood on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 10:37am


Why is there even a question..He is the GOD of Blue's..What a great way to Honor his passion and talent

Posted by jeff wood on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 10:37am

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God of the blues??? No... but it shouldn't be a question and making him wait more than 25 years shows me that the hall has NO credibility and that the hall doesn't deserve the honor of having Stevie Ray, not the other way around... all the great artists that DO deserve the honor UNCONDITIONALLY should ask to have their names removed from the hall until they clean up their act... making some of these no doubt legends wait is ridiculous and a skidmark on the face of rock n roll(Stevie Ray, Rush, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Dire Straits, KISS, the Doobie Brothers and many others are STILL waiting, Black Sabbath waited 10 years, Skynyrd waited 7, Mellencamp waited 6, and countless others who deserved it on the first ballot but had to wait as many as 5 years when they deserved it on the very first ballot and EVERYBODY knows it, and now you can add RHCP to that list... but you know damn well Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Radiohead will get in first ballot while their immensely popular and talented influences sit at home waiting on a call... and no offense intended to those bands but until these other bands get in they don't deserve it nor should they want it)

Posted by Chris on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 15:09pm


Yes to Stevie, yes to Rush, yes to Alice, yes to KISS, yes to Purple, maybe to the Doobies and Dire Straits.

"and countless others who deserved it on the first ballot but had to wait as many as 5 years when they deserved it on the very first ballot and EVERYBODY knows it, and now you can add RHCP to that list..." Much of RHCP's sound came from Gang of Four, who weren't all that popular. Logically, the Chili Peppers should wait behind GOF, since RHCP wasn't all that innovative.

"but you know damn well Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Radiohead will get in first ballot while their immensely popular and talented influences sit at home waiting on a call" Okay, SRV influenced Mike McCready (PJ) and KISS influenced Nirvana, to a degree, but to say that the rest of their influences are popular is deceiving. I wasn't aware The Smiths, Joy Division, Motorhead, The Melvins, Black Flag, The Buzzcocks and The Pixies were all of a sudden burning up the charts. Joy Division didn't even get the chance to tour America, for God's sake.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 16:02pm


"but you know damn well Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Radiohead will get in first ballot while their immensely popular and talented influences sit at home waiting on a call" Okay, SRV influenced Mike McCready (PJ) and KISS influenced Nirvana, to a degree, but to say that the rest of their influences are popular is deceiving. I wasn't aware The Smiths, Joy Division, Motorhead, The Melvins, Black Flag, The Buzzcocks and The Pixies were all of a sudden burning up the charts. Joy Division didn't even get the chance to tour America, for God's sake.



Posted by Sam on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 16:02pm
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I wasn't speaking for just those three bands, or just Deep Purple/KISS/SRV, etc., but those bands influenced tons of bands, many of whom probably influence many of the bands who WILL get in a lot sooner than they deserve. Still, I get your point, but I'm sure there are plenty of instances where someone got in while their just as deserving influences were left waiting. Metallica only waited one year (should have been first ballot, but...), and Deep Purple, Rush, KISS, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest all get snubbed year after year. Many others had to wait a long time (Sabbath, Skynyrd, Van Halen, etc.) but finally got in just before Hetfield could promote them in his speech. Tell me THEY weren't immensely popular AND talented... and should have been in before Metallica.

Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 03.31.10 @ 14:10pm


I'm not completely sure about Nugent because I'm not sure about his influence beyond Hetfield, and he wasn't really innovative, but it would be nice if by some fluke it happened. Definitely for all the rest. Speaking of KISS, don't forget about the New York Dolls (influence on KISS, and one of the first punk bands) and T. Rex (godfathers of glam, and how many bands can impact glam, alternative, punk and Hard Rock?) Oh, and of course Venom (created Black Metal, one of the first extreme metal bands, and their sound rubbed off on Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer), and Ozzy solo, and possibly Diamond Head. I agree, Sabbath, Skynyrd and Van Halen should have all been in 1st ballot. It seems to be a trend of the originals being ignored, and their offspring reaping the benefits of the originals. For example:

-Metallica getting in before many of the bands that paved the way for them, as discussed.
-R.E.M. and U2 getting in ahead of some of the original post-punk bands (this is Liam and Kit's expertise, but I know that Joy Division, Gang of Four and New Order should all be in.)
-Red Hot Chili Peppers being nominated before Gang of Four (and are going to get in first.)
-Guns 'n' Roses likely getting in ahead of their predecessors (some of these bands are the same as the Metallica thing)
-KISS being nominated before Alice Cooper and T. Rex

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 03.31.10 @ 18:34pm


Yes ,when Stevie Ray Vaughan died his music died.Contemporany music companies are interested only in making money !!So sad that dead artists cannot stand -up and speak for themselves.
Again is so sad that we forget so easy the true talents and we only pursuit the money !!
Rest in peace Stevie !!Your sincerity is not belong to this cruel world and also is not a quality for a person to be sincere nowadays !!

Posted by Violeta Encica on Friday, 04.2.10 @ 12:13pm


Hendrix was only surpased by one man.

That man was Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is disgusting for not having him inducted already. It really is a shame.

Posted by Ron A on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 11:57am


Keep the faith brother.
Stevie's day will come eventually.
Of this I have no doubt.
But it really IS disgusting that
SRV must wait. Again, the RRHOF
and its' nominating comitee show
themselves as out of touch (with reality).
This site could do a better job of inducting artists long overlooked.

Posted by Pete R. on Tuesday, 04.13.10 @ 09:10am


i just want to say that clapton aN PAGE AN HENDRIS HAS BEEN ADDED TO HALL OF FAME HOW IN HELL HAS VAUGHAN NOT BE IN YET THE ROCK AN ROLL HALL OF FAME SHOULD BE ASHAMED

Posted by george on Wednesday, 04.14.10 @ 15:17pm


There is no question he's a Hall of Fame musician. Arguably, he's the greatest guitar player of all time. Nothing against some of the other guitar gods, but Stevie played with the most passion, most feeling, and seemed to have the most fun doing it. Only Hendrix came close to the passion that Stevie had. Maybe I'm biased... but I have the freedom to be!

RIP Stevie!!

Posted by Bryan Ponce on Thursday, 04.22.10 @ 21:29pm


I'm quite surprised that SRV hasn't yet been inducted. The impact that "Texas Flood" had on both the blues and rock scenes (not to mention blues-rock) can't be understated.

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 05.1.10 @ 10:05am


I agree. Most of the people who were inducted in 2008 and 2009 definitely deserved it more, but you could do much worse than Stevie. It'll likely be a weaker ballot this year, so I expect him to have a better chance this year (and rightfully so.) I expect he'll be inducted within the next few years, but don't forget to induct Double Trouble with him.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 05.1.10 @ 17:18pm


I cannot imagine how Stevie is not already in the Hall of Fame????? THE GREATEST GUITARIST anyone has ever heard !! He had the TOTAL package, his voice, his guitar playing and most of all he had the HEART & SOUL of a blues player !!
He gave VERY song he played everything he had and that is what made him a LEGEND!!
The music world is missing a vital piece now that Stevie is gone!! but thank god we had him,, but he was gone TOO quick!!

God Bless Stevie Ray Vaughan !!

Posted by Carl on Thursday, 05.6.10 @ 14:53pm


GOD BLESS guitars best

Posted by hounddog on Monday, 05.17.10 @ 17:54pm


I thought there would be lots of his fans on this forum ! Guess not?
Good Luck nice knowing nobody
To me he is the best

Posted by hounddog on Tuesday, 05.18.10 @ 13:02pm


His fans already came and went, as you can see. I mostly missed the boat as well as far as real discussions are concerned.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 05.18.10 @ 21:45pm


related to him, loved the music, i was inspired by his guitar playing and continue to play using his style in my guitar work.

the best guitarists should definitely be inducted, and he is surely one of them.

Posted by Dalton on Thursday, 05.20.10 @ 10:27am


SRV brought blues back with a twist that just made it beautiful. He had a big heart and deserves to be in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!

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Posted by liewbeevy on Saturday, 08.7.10 @ 09:52am


According to FRL's voting statistics, the man is just 9 votes short of being the first artist on this website to crack the 10,000 votes mark.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 08.19.10 @ 04:42am


I was never into Stevie Ray Vaughan when he was alive because I didn't appreciate blues all that much then. My appreciation for blues changed about 3 years ago because of SRV. Stevie was and continues to be, one the best musicians ever. If you don't agree, just watch his DVD's. The more I watch videos and listen to his songs, the more I come to understand why God took him to Heaven. Stevie would have changed forever the direction of music had he lived. As it is, he only made one small change, he brought blues into the mainstream and along with himself, many others that might have gone unnoticed. How many other musician's influence music to such an extent? Not many, this is why Stevie Ray Vaughan should be elected into the Hall of Fame his time is long overdue!

Posted by SRV Fan on Thursday, 08.19.10 @ 08:03am


This Friday will mark 20 years since Stevie died. Maybe on this anniversary, The Hall will finally recognize him?

Posted by Ralph on Tuesday, 08.24.10 @ 12:13pm


I hope so.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 08.25.10 @ 18:07pm


SRV and Jimi Hendrix were definitely the best of all time! I do not think the music world has recovered or will recover since their loss. I think Stevie Ray should join Jimi in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame! To deny this man his rightful place there is an atrocity!

Posted by GARY BRYANT on Wednesday, 08.25.10 @ 23:21pm


Alpine Valley, middle of the night
Six strings down, heaven bound flight
Got a pick, a strap, a guitar on your back
Ain't gonna cut the angels no slack

Heaven done called another blues stringer back home.

Posted by Dean on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 09:52am


It's probably a good idea to take some time today and play some of Stevie's music, just to be reminded of what an absolutely stunning player he was. Greatest guitarist of all time? Certainly on the short-list.

Posted by Bo on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 11:07am


Twenty years ago today and it still hurts like it was yesterday.
Stevie Ray gone too soon; too soon.
To think of all the unbelievable music left unplayed.
I am thankful for the time we did have him and for all
the music and love he passed our way. There will never be another one like him. This is the year Stevie Ray absolutely deserves induction into the RRHF. It's already beeen two years overdue and there will be no better way to honor SRV AND Double Trouble than with a nomination and induction into the Hall. RIP Stevie Ray and thanks for everything!

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 17:55pm


Isn't it sad that Stevie Ray Vaughn fans don't have the class that Stevie did? You have to vote no for Neil Sedaka, Steppenwolf, The Moody Blues, Alice Cooper,Jethro Tull, Todd Rundgren, and James Gang because they're ranked ahead of Stevie in Voter Statistics? Most of those people have careers just as long an important than Stevie did, didn't they?

Posted by interviewer on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 18:06pm


Isn't it sad that Stevie Ray Vaughn fans don't have the class that Stevie did? You have to vote no for Neil Sedaka, Steppenwolf, The Moody Blues, Alice Cooper,Jethro Tull, Todd Rundgren, and James Gang because they're ranked ahead of Stevie in Voter Statistics? Most of those people have careers just as long an important than Stevie did, didn't they?

Let me think. Maybe you're right. Except for Neil Sedaka, who belongs in a pop hall of fame, and Todd Rundgren on the production end the answer is NO.


Posted by Marco Lanzetti on Saturday, 08.28.10 @ 08:24am


Alice, Tull, and The Moody Blues are overdue for induction. I've never heard of Neil Sedaka. Steppenwolf make something of a case but fall short of qualifying. Todd Rundgren belongs as a Non-Performer, and the answer's "no" to the James Gang. I don't see what's wrong with voting no to people who aren't worthy?

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 09.9.10 @ 11:22am


Worked with Jennifer Warnes and Leonard Cohen

Posted by DDD on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 07:07am


Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He took the instrument to new heights with his style that originated from listining to alot of the first blues masters and other influences. He brought back the blues to the 80's almost single handedly. He played at the Montreax jazz festival unsigned! He was truely innovative and influencial even today. He should definently be inducted ASAP.

Posted by J on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 21:18pm


I don't recall SRV being considered for Hall induction since he has become eligible. However this page says he was considered. When was this??

Posted by Barry on Wednesday, 10.6.10 @ 13:37pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan was nominated to be nominated last year if you know what I mean, but he didn't make the final nominees list for the year. I don't know how Future Rock Legends obtains this information. We were also told that Bon Jovi and Los Lobos were also nominated to be nominated last year, but they did not make the final nominees list. Bon Jovi made it this year though.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.6.10 @ 21:04pm


Well hopefully he'll be inducted sometime in the next few years.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 10.8.10 @ 12:03pm


isn't he dead or am i getting him confused with hendrix? idk i heard stevie ray died.....

Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 10.13.10 @ 09:32am


Unfortunately both of them died.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 10.13.10 @ 10:50am


To Brittany:

Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, Stevie Ray Vaughn in 1990.

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 10.13.10 @ 15:22pm


WE NEED TO KIDNAP THOSE WHO SELECT RRHOF CANDIDATES AND FORCE THEM TO LISTEN TO THE CRAP FROM 1983- 1990. I BET THAT A FEW HOURS OF BOY GEORGE,FLOCK OF SEAGULLS,HAIRBANDS,ECT....WILL CHANGE THEIR VIEW ON HOW SIGNIFICANT THE IRREPLACEABLE TALENTS OF STEVIE RAY WERE.WHERE ARE THE VOICES OF CLAPTON,BB KING,THE STILL LIVING BLUES RRHOF'ERS, THEY NEED TO GIVE THEIR OPINION TO THE PEOPLE THAT VOTE. IT SHOULD BE ABOUT TALENT.

Posted by N.BASS on Friday, 12.24.10 @ 06:48am


Who's to say they haven't voiced their opinions? (Jeff Beck as well.) It doesn't always make a difference. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Still, he may get in at some point.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 01.5.11 @ 15:07pm


I am teaching myself to play the guitar and came across this passage in the book "Guitar for Dummies (2nd Ed.)" describing the Fender Stratocaster. I quote, " The world's most famous electric guitar, the Stratocaster was designed as a space-aged instrument in the early 50's, featuring sleek lines, trebly tone, and small body dimensions (at least compared to the huge jazz arch-tops of the day). In the hands of masters such as Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Eric Clapton, this solid-body ax became ubiquitous, and today you can't go into any guitar store without seeing at least a few Strats on the wall."
How SRV hasn't even been nominated yet is beyond me. He deserves induction on sheer talent alone. His name is always mentioned in the same sentence as other immortal musicians all already enshrined the RRHOF.

Posted by Andy Landa on Monday, 01.10.11 @ 02:44am


It is a real shame that someone like Bon Jovi, LL Cool J and Beastie Boys are even considered before Stevie Ray. His passion for music and his respect for his peers is something that is not seen from most artist now. It wasnt about being popular or rich it was about the music. Please get back to what is deserved and not what can sell tickets. Stevie Ray Vaughan deserves to be in the Hall Of Fame!

Posted by Joel on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 16:37pm


His tragic death affected whole world of music. He was a tornado, he was a whirlwind, he was the Texas flood. His amazing sound, emotions and feeling for blues and aggressive playing style were signs of his exceptionality. He knew how important music is to all of us. Stevie was truly touched by the hand of God. He had a powerful gift. And trough his music he can make us all remember things that are very, very important - like love and family. He was real king of Texas tone. He has influenced me since the day I knew his music. I look up to him and his music not only for period of time, but forever. 'Cause his spirit and music live on in minds of all his admirers. He should have been inducted in Rock and roll hall of fame.

Posted by Milan on Monday, 01.17.11 @ 15:43pm


I've been in the music collectibles store in Downtown Disney and as soon as you walk in, on the left, is an exact replica of Stevie Ray's Number One Strat. I've also been to the new Hard Rock Cafe at Yankee Stadium, where musicians with a New York connection are memorialized, i.e. John Lennon, Billy Joel, Blondie, The Ramones, Brian Setzer, etc. But also very prominently displayed above the souvenier cash register is a photo of SRV and another one of his Strats. Point being, Stevie's influence is eveywhere, and why he hasn't been nominated for induction yet makes no sense. Time for the nominating commitee to wake up.

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Posted by JuiceDani on Monday, 02.7.11 @ 04:08am


Call Fender Musical Instruments Customer Service Department. When they put you on hold they play the same tape everyday. Second song in, Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Look at Little Sister". Influence? This guy is everywhere, except the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For shame.

Posted by Donald Donnowitz on Monday, 03.7.11 @ 10:50am


Stevie, like Jimi Hendrix before him, continues to not only influence new generations of musicians, but also he still stimulates the minds of the people that were his fans originally. I feel that it is almost criminal that Stevie has not yet been inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. As many know, Stevie hit rock bottom in 1986 and came back refreshed, reformed, and totally clean. He not only had a new fire in his music, he promoted the new lifestyle as well in his shows. Had Stevie lived past August 27, 1990, I truly believe that he would have went on to be a much larger international music star. Even with the change in music that was beginning to occur during this time, Stevie's music was not and is not faddish in any way. It stands the test of time. He was NOT just a Bluesman as some have classified him, he delved into the WORLD of Blues, Rock, Jazz, and other genres. I was lucky enough to have met Stevie back in 1982 and a nicer and more humble person you will never meet. I say that the fans need to pull together and force the "powers that be" to induct Stevie so that in 2012, he can take his well deserved place in The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame!

Posted by fenderplayer69 on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 14:07pm


If you are not going to put in Stevie Ray Vaughn then you need to remove Jimi Hendrix.

Posted by MAC on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 22:31pm


Why would we need to do that? Where do people come up with this stuff? Both should be in.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 02:44am


SRV was the last great bluesman. He shows an inexplicable level of talent and greatly deserves iduction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It would be a crime for him to be overlooked. It was a sad day for music when he died.

Posted by Dave on Wednesday, 05.4.11 @ 07:38am


Stevie Ray Vaughan..... That's all you have to say is his name. He brought the blues back to life in a time that no one would have guessed. His signature guitar style and tone is unparalleled. Stevie's live performances are unlike anything i have ever seen. This man deserves this more then anyone.

Posted by Brandon on Monday, 05.16.11 @ 03:13am


SRV has touched my life more than any other that's why I have a full back tattoo of a memorial to him! I go to Dallas every year that I can possibly afford to go to attend the remembrance ride and concert on the first weekend in October. If there is any doubt about how many musicians he has influenced one would only need to attend this amazing blues fest! They come together every year to celebrate his life and his music and there are some youngsters that play there every year that are amazing,and all were influenced in some way by SRV! Check out Josh Taylor, Wes Jeans, Lance Lopez, Tyler Dow Bryant, Kayla Reeves, T Man,and many many more! SRV deserves to be in the Rock and roll Hall of Fame!!

Posted by theresa on Wednesday, 06.22.11 @ 02:18am


I miss SRV. And I never get tired of listening to him. Put him in the HOF...

Posted by Dale on Thursday, 07.7.11 @ 04:50am


I knew it was a mistake to have the Hall of Fame
in such a Pop dominated part of the country.
It should have been put in a more centraly locat-ted state.To much Politics and non R&R Judging going on. SRV should be inducted right away.
So should his brother Jimmy.

Posted by L.SteveT. on Sunday, 07.31.11 @ 14:18pm


The fact that SRV has not been inducted into the R&R HOF shows what a joke that institution is and how clueless their voters are. At the top of the clueless list is Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. He was the one who allowed Madonna, (Madonna??!!?) to buy her way into the HOF. He's also the one who has kept legitimate rock and roll greats like Stevie Ray, Thin Lizzy and ELO out of the HOF. Because of Mr. Wenner and his gang of incompetent crony judges, it is the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame.

Posted by Chuck Montera on Saturday, 08.27.11 @ 15:42pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdLCJvoLYe0

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Healey

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 09.18.11 @ 06:27am


The hall's induction process is BOGUS and continues to be BOGUS!!! Until Stevie Ray Vaughn is inducted. This is an on going travesty.
(BTW Rush needs to be put in as well)

Posted by BIGS on Wednesday, 09.28.11 @ 11:59am


The Hall has traditionally be slow in honoring the great blues artists. Look at how long Buddy Guy waited, and Little Walter. Freddie King is on the ballot for the first time in 2011 and he's been dead for 30 years. Did he suddenly become MORE worthy over the last 12 months?

I think Stevie Ray would be embarrassed if he were to be inducted before Freddie or even Albert King, but it's my belief that his day will come soon.

is it a shame he wasn't inducted in his first year of eligibility? Of course it is. But his induction is inevitable.

Posted by Richard on Friday, 09.30.11 @ 00:40am


the talent of this man depass the a genius or an inormal man ...he create his style and his only style by making his soul energy in a natural way of music achievement ... stevie ray vaughan ..is a very big name of a a legend ... so we can not speak about guitar techniques beceause he absulotely the best that ever lived ... so we just hope that we give this man his right like a ...lol ...a legendary guitar player ....and the best

Posted by yacer radwan on Friday, 10.7.11 @ 10:48am


The Hall of Fame selection committee is comprised of people who are alleged to be experts, and they in fact may be. However the exclusion of Stevie Ray Vaughan is due to either ignorance or some inexplicable prejudice.

Neil Kern

Posted by Neil on Saturday, 10.8.11 @ 21:49pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdLCJvoLYe0

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Healey

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 20:22pm


Stevie played with heart and soul. He had such a presence when he played live...you could feel the master of his talent when he played. One of the best of all time!

Posted by richard on Friday, 12.23.11 @ 12:05pm


look srv fans keep talkin trash about jimi srv has none as in none of the ideas hendrix had on guitar he was a good blues guitarest but by no means as importent as jimi hendrix poli gap says it all pals ive allso herd bigoted comments from these srv fans well bad knews pride and joy will never be as importent or as good as foxy lady or fire or burning of the midnight lamp or or or it goes on forever syd barrett loved by jimi so was rober t fripp and frank zappa all more creative then your srv the karyokee hendrix excuse me while i put on robin trower at least he took jimis tone and went somewere with it like for earth below !!!! to many sounded like jimi after jimi glenn leslie rock historian

Posted by glenn leslie on Tuesday, 01.17.12 @ 13:33pm


by the way fred frith is the most importent guitarest since jimi hendrix loo at my facebook pg photos jimi at flushing opening for the monkeys and zappa playing jimis guitar also feedback god keji hino wow ....

Posted by glenn leslie on Tuesday, 01.17.12 @ 13:37pm


Wow he is not in?
I must of spent hours reading ! Great stuff.
Thanks

Posted by Happy on Saturday, 02.18.12 @ 21:33pm


Stevie Ray Vaughn has tons in his favor, but I don't think he's an urgent snub yet, and he'll probably get in long before he's as past-due as Deep Purple and Rush.

Posted by Paul Kagebein on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 18:47pm


sorry frank zappa was better phil miller is better fred frith is the best since jimi wake up you guys like copy cats with no ideas of there own steve howe is better many better than over rated srv i saw chris spedding stomp on your srv i like stevie you guys just overrate him .....foxy lady fire burning of the midnight lamp all much better than let see pride and joy im laughing till i cry and then ill kiss the sky many sounded like jimi only after jimi and i like guys who have there own sound much better glenn leslie rock historian its sounds to me none of you saw jimi live

Posted by glenn leslie on Monday, 03.5.12 @ 16:47pm


WTF Rock Hall?? Seriously? How could this extremely influential and talented musician not be inducted into the "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame"? He is arguably as great as Hendrix. What has happened to the Rock Hall? Why have other great bands like ELP, Rush, Dire Straits, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, and Steppenwolf not have already been inducted while you are inducting sell-outs like Guns 'n' Roses? I believe instead of being decided by a group of snobs who aren't even musicians, the nominees should be decided by either true rock musicologists or the fans of the bands.

Posted by Odin on Sunday, 04.15.12 @ 13:02pm


exactly how did guns n roses sell out?

also just so you know, the majority of the voting body are actual musicians.

and good god, don't let the fans decide or we'll get first time inductions of the likes of Kiss!

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 04.15.12 @ 13:30pm


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Posted by Paisteneono on Thursday, 05.31.12 @ 18:57pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of the most glaring oversights in RRHOF history (along with Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Runaways/Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Cars, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Big Bopper, T. Rex/Marc Bolan, Donna Summer, and Roxy Music, to name some). How SRV, the man who spearheaded the '80s blues revival, is not yet enshrined in the RRHOF is beyond me.

Fingers crossed that he gets inducted next year.

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Posted by gaguts on Sunday, 06.17.12 @ 13:17pm


No induction for Stevie Ray Vaughn? This is absolutely ludicrous.

Posted by Mr.Stone on Wednesday, 06.20.12 @ 18:19pm


stevie ray vaughan and double trouble need to be inducted to the 2013 rock and roll hall of fame immediately

Posted by chris on Tuesday, 07.3.12 @ 14:14pm


Twenty two years ago today the world lost one of it's brighest lights. Thank you Stevie for all the love and timeless music you passed our way. RRHF, please correct this travesty and induct SRV into the Hall this year. It's way overdue.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Monday, 08.27.12 @ 13:58pm


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needs to induct Stevie Ray Vaughn and it should be an exclusive event for him. I don't think they will have trouble assembling a list of artist willing to pay tribute play his tunes or enlighten us with personal anecdotes . The man was one of the greatest and versatile guitarist I've heard and I've heard a plenty. Duane Allman , Jeff Beck , Jimmy Page , Jimmy Hendrix , Muddy Waters , John Lee Hooker , Every One Of the KINGS B.B.,Freddy and Albert. The man responsible for the greatest Gibson Guitar ever Les Paul. Chet Atkins or Roy Clark , Chuck Berry , Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton. Billy Gibbons, Toy Caldwell, David Gilmore , Frank Zappa and Eddie Van Halen. Proteges of the greats like Derry Trucks , Kenny Wayne Sheppard , Joe Bonnamasso and Joe Satriano. So Stevie is in good company to say the least the Rock Hall of Fame should take a poll of current blues artist and present Stevie Ray's induction ceremony the way we all want to see it.

Posted by Garry E. Logan on Friday, 09.7.12 @ 19:54pm


Having his own event? eh, no. They haven't done it for the many more important acts they've inducted, why start now?

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 09.8.12 @ 07:23am


stevie ray vaughan is one of the best guitar players i ever heard and should be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame because he is one of the most respecred buy others singer guitar players and people all around
the world love his music

Posted by chris corbin on Monday, 10.1.12 @ 17:56pm


stevie ray vaughan is one of the best guitar players i ever heard and should be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame because he is one of the most respecred buy others singer guitar players and people all around
the world love his music

Posted by chris corbin on Monday, 10.1.12 @ 18:00pm


stevie ray vaughan is one of the best guitar players i ever heard and should be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame because he is one of the most respecred buy others singer guitar players and people all around
the world love his music

Posted by chris corbin on Monday, 10.1.12 @ 18:01pm


It would be a great birthday gift for SRV if it were announced that he was finally nominated for the RRHF on his birthday today.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Wednesday, 10.3.12 @ 13:42pm


Take heart SRV fans, his nomination is coming slowly but surely. It's actually proper that first Freddie, and then Albert King would and should get nominated before Stevie Ray. I predict SRV gets next year's guitar-god slot. Three years running Jeff Beck, Freddie King, now Albert King. Next year SRV. And finally Deep Purple, Rush, and even Joan Jett (WHICH Blackheart line-up?). It's all starting to make sense to me now.



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Posted by Mario Lanzetti on Thursday, 10.18.12 @ 13:36pm


Rock Hall of Fame announces this years' nominees on Stevie's birthday, and skips over him again. Very cruel. SRV way overdue for nomination and admission. But I too believe it's coming.

Posted by Gino Capaldi on Friday, 10.19.12 @ 14:10pm


The Rock Hall inducted Freddie King and Albert King first because they want to induct Terry Kath, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Kurt Cobain next, all in the same year. You'll see! Chicago, Nirvana and Stevie Ray Vaughan will all be on the ballot next year.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 12.15.12 @ 11:56am


What is your morbid obsession with this?

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 12.15.12 @ 12:57pm


SRV. Not if but when.

Posted by Richard Slappe on Thursday, 12.20.12 @ 12:35pm


SRV is one of the greats who died way to Young..only 35!And one notable différence is he died not by his own hand, after rehab that did change him-it worked, and he had tons of living and entertaining us to do!He is one of my favorite guitariste!Miss you, Stevie!

Posted by Julie on Monday, 01.21.13 @ 06:00am


@Julie ^^ you said it right girl.

Posted by Telarock on Monday, 01.21.13 @ 13:51pm


SRV & Double Trouble AND Alvin Lee & TYA not in the so-called Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...

What a crock of...

Who's in charge of that Rat Ship?!?

Posted by Frenchman on Saturday, 03.16.13 @ 22:26pm


The Rock Hall inducted Freddie King and Albert King first because they want to induct Terry Kath, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Kurt Cobain next, all in the same year. You'll see! Chicago, Nirvana and Stevie Ray Vaughan will all be on the ballot next year.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 04.12.13 @ 23:18pm


I agree with sooooo many of the comments here - Stevie, along with Double Trouble (which he would have wanted) deserves to be inducted in the HOF!!! He was self-taught and passionate about his craft from a very young age. Even after he mastered the instrument, he was always in "learning mode" and never took his gift for granted Stevie was not only a world-class guitar player, but he could sing, too. Stevie loved and respected his fans, and though he struggled with alcohol and drugs for years, there was only one time that was ever late for a gig. Not only was he an amazing guitarist, he was a beautiful human being. He loved the music, he loved his band, and he loved and respected his fans. He also did whatever he could to help others overcome their demons as he had four years before he died. He's an American icon and stands head to head with the greatest players who ever lived! He deserves to be inducted!

Posted by Christine Ward on Saturday, 04.13.13 @ 09:56am


Yepper. ASAP.

Posted by Crayzay on Saturday, 04.13.13 @ 12:47pm


Honestly shocked he isn't already there. He will be, eventually.

Posted by Sunking278 on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 07:15am


A Terry Kath-Stevie Ray Vaughan collaboration would have been awesome!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 06.20.13 @ 10:16am


Stevie Ray Vaughan should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame simply because he deserves it. He's one of the greatest blues guitarist ever. :)

Posted by Carol on Wednesday, 07.3.13 @ 10:04am


Albert King was officially inducted last year and since he was Stevie's mentor it only makes sense that Stevie Ray be inducted this year.

In the early 80's, Stevie put the blues back on the radio. I have been listening to him since the first time I heard Cold Shot on the radio, all my friends and I immediately wanted to know who is this cat. Stevie then went on to earn a Grammy for Couldn't Stand the Weather...sold out Carnegie Hall. He got everyone I knew talking about the blues. I had the priveledge of seeing him live twice (I still have the ticket stubs) and was truly saddened on the day of his death. Since then, many many great artists have been influenced by his sound and technique.

It is now time to induct the amazingly talented guitar god Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Need I say any more?

Posted by Karen on Wednesday, 07.31.13 @ 13:10pm


23 years ago today
RIP SRV !

Rave On, Stevie Ray

Posted by James on Tuesday, 08.27.13 @ 11:08am


Double Trouble

01. Stevie Ray Vaughan (guitar; vocals)
02. Tommy Shannon (bass)
03. Chris Layton (drums)
04. Reese Wynans (keyboards)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.3.13 @ 10:33am


It's sad that such an amazing musician such as Stevie Ray is not in the HOF already.....He revived a dying art form known as the Blues and made it accessable to a new generation....I would like the HOF do the right thing and induct this legendary artist

Posted by Michael Jones on Friday, 09.6.13 @ 22:20pm


I am surprised and shocked Stevie Ray Vaughan is not in the Hall of Fame since many years! How could he been overseen/overheard??? He was so unique, original and outstanding brilliant. Technically perfect and played with so much soul and dedication, guitar playing was his life. He even called his guitar his wife. Stevie Ray Vaughan brought the Blues to people that never listened to Blues before (me is the best example). His way to play, his tone was so special, you know it's him after the first few notes. If Stevie doesn't get his deserved place into the Hall of Fame, the whole Hall of Fame makes a joke of itself. One thing I know, there must have gone something terribly wrong. Impossible to leave him out otherwise. OR: Is it because he was an alcoholic and drug user for many years? Just wondering...

Posted by Gabriele Schwanke on Monday, 09.23.13 @ 04:07am


Happy 59th Birthday Stevie Ray!

Here's hoping this is the year SRV and Double Trouble are finally nominated and elected into the RRHF. Without a doubt one of the greatest guitarists of all time; and I've seen many of them live. SRV's nomination and induction is way overdue and absolutely deserved.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Thursday, 10.3.13 @ 16:22pm


The album covers all read Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.9.13 @ 14:39pm


This page may have to be changed when the nomination is announced as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.15.13 @ 16:29pm


They passed on Stevie Ray Vaughan this year. Shocker!

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 09:05am


No SRV (and DT) again? Is the RRHOF waiting for the 25th year anniversary of his tragic passing?

Stevie Ray Vaughan (and Double Trouble) are now by default the new Deep Purple. I still cannot believe he/they hasn't/haven't been nominated yet alone inducted. What a joke the RRHF is. Really.

Posted by Mosey A. Long on Monday, 10.21.13 @ 15:27pm


I'm 15 and I love SRV and do think he deserves it. But.... he wasn't all that original. He really was kind of a Jimi Hendrix/Albert King ripoff. That is what is holding him back. But hey, ZZ Top waited this long and got inducted in 2004. However, they were original. I do think his time has come. But he isn't original which is what is holding him back

SRV 2015!!

Posted by Karl Singleton on Thursday, 03.13.14 @ 20:18pm


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