Stevie Ray Vaughan finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Published on Dec 24, 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans can now celebrate. Carl Kurek, had been campaigning for months through 2014 in a petition at GoPetition. His petition included the following,

"Stevie Ray Vaughan was eligible for the rock and roll hall of fame in 2008 but sadly we still wait for him to be inducted!  His accomplishments and awards alone should be enough to have him  and Double Trouble voted in:

12 Grammy Nominations, winning 6 awards.

33 Austin Music Award Nominations, winning 10 awards.

6 W.C.Handy Award nominations, winning 5 awards (in 1984 he won Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year, the first time a white musician won both awards).

In 2000 he was voted in to the Blues Hall of Fame.

2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.
 
From 1983 to 1990 Stevie released 6 Live Albums, 10 Compilation albums, 36 singles, 5 video albums, 8 music videos and 15 side projects in his short career.

Why have I started this petition?  It’s very simple; I believe with all my heart that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of the Greatest Guitarist of all time.  When I first heard Texas Flood playing on the radio I knew I had found the one guitarist that was the Real Deal.  I never heard another guitarist play with such feeling, his tone was one of a kind, his solo’s flowed together, they were perfection and it was exactly how a guitar was supposed to be played."

Kurek, with joy, has reported success. He states, 'Thank you to each and every Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble fan who signed and recommended this petition! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee finally got it right and inducted them. This was long overdue but we can now rejoice that they have taken their place with all the other blues legends inducted before them!'

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