1990 – Grammy-winning blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, 35, is killed when a helicopter crashes into a hill in East Troy, Wis. The helicopter is returning the performer from a concert with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray. Three members of Clapton’s entourage are also killed.
1990 – Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on August 27th, 1990. The chopper hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Remastered and unreleased SRV material continues to trickle out.
1990 – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble play Alpine Valley, Wis. For an encore, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Robert Cray join the band for a jam. Flying to Chicago the next morning, Vaughan is killed when his helicopter crashes. Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was […]
1990 – Randy Newman has been nominated for Oscars several times for his soundtrack work. But so far he’s only ever won an Emmy – which he did today for his songs to the TV show Cop Rock.
1990 – A Nevada judge clears heavy metal group Judas Priest in a $6.2 million civil suit that charged subliminal suggestions on the group’s recordings provoked two youths to shoot themselves in 1985.
1990 – Sinead O’Connor has a hissy fit she’ll come to regret. She refuses to perform at the Garden State Arts Center in New Jersey if the national anthem is played before her concert. O’Connor’s riding high on the charts with “Nothing Compares 2 U,” but her protest isn’t received kindly by patriotic fans or […]
1990 – Bob Dylan’s childhood home in Hibbing, Minn., is sold to an anonymous buyer.
1990 – Aerosmith appeared at the Marquee Club London. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page joined the band on stage for a blues jam. AWESOME!
1990 – Heart hits #23 with “I Didn’t Want to Need You”.
1990 – Singer Pearl Bailey dies at age 72. After singing with Cootie Williams’ band, Bailey hits on Broadway with “St. Louis Woman” in 1946. Her biggest musical hit is “Takes Two to Tango,” which reaches No. 7 on Chart Toppers’s pop chart in 1952.