Stevie Ray Vaughan songs helped reignite blues interest in the ’80s. Influenced by the likes of Albert King, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy and numerous others, the talented guitarist became a legend in his own right. Though Vaughan’s life ended early due to a 1990 helicopter crash post-concert, his musical genius and best work continues to inspire us today.
A few months after guesting on Davie Bowiesingles ‘Let’s Dance’ and ‘Modern Love’ in 1983, Vaughan released his debut album ‘Texas Flood,’ which spent six months on the charts. The album’s closing track was ‘Lenny,’ a beautiful instrumental Vaughan wrote for his wife Lenora. Vaughan recorded the song on his Stratocaster guitar, also named Lenny.