Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble now have a permanent spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Texas guitar hero was inducted into the historic museum Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jimmie, alongside Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, bassist Tommy Shannon and keyboardist Reese Wynans, accepted the induction honor in the absence of the legendary blues guitarist. Stevie lost his life in a 1990 helicopter crash.
"I know he would want to thank the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but most of all he would want to thank his fans,” Jimmie Vaughan told the crowd.
SRV and Double Trouble received 18 million votes to be inducted into the Rock Hall.
"When it turned out we were nominated, next thing I know we are the top vote getters--18 million votes,” Wynans said I said. “'Unbelievable,' I said, "This is too much, too much to ask for.'"
Also on stage to honor SRV as Austin's very own rising blue guitarist Gary Clark Jr. Closer to home for the Vaughan family, Doyle Bramhall II eerily played guitar tones and fret notes, crafted written by Stevie Ray himself. Doyle grew up around Stevie, and his father Doyle Sr. was a lifelong friend and fellow musician with both Vaughan brothers.
Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Mayer helped present the band's induction honors. Others inducted include Ringo Starr, Lou Reed and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.