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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Hard Rock memorabilia tour on tap

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Three rock and roll memorabilia exhibits will be touring Hard Rock Cafes across the United States and Europe, the restaurant chain announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
By United Press International

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The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
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Singer-songwriter Doyle Bramhall dead at 62

HOUSTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Dallas-born blues singer, drummer and songwriter Doyle Bramhall Sr. has died, his family said. He was 62.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
By United Press International

Titans now have fight song -- 'Titan Up'

NASHVILLE, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans, heading -- they hope -- for the AFC championship game, now have an official fight song.

Stanhope House in N.J. to close

STANHOPE, N.J., June 2 (UPI) -- The Stanhope House, a popular northern New Jersey venue for blues and rock music, is about to close its doors, its Web site has disclosed.

Stolen Stevie Ray Vaughan items recovered

AUSTIN, Texas, June 19 (UPI) -- Two men have been charged with theft after allegedly stealing more than $100,000 worth of items from Stevie Ray Vaughn's brother in Austin, Texas.

Hendrix, Richards top rock guitarists list

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. guitarist Jimi Hendrix, with hits such as "Purple Haze" and "Foxy Lady," was crowned the "wildest guitar hero" by Britain's Classic Rock magazine.

Remembering the Armadillo

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A marker commemorating the Armadillo World Headquarters, the place where many of the nation's best musicians gathered in the 1970s, was dedicated Sunday.

Famous Texans join anti-litter campaign

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Anti-litter proponents Lance Armstrong, Erykah Badu, Owen Wilson, Matthew McConaughey and Los Lonely Boys are warning "Don't Mess With Texas."

Bo Bice gathers stars for debut album

NASHVILLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice has an all-star lineup helping with his debut album.

Columbia announces 'Hazzard' track list

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Columbia Records has announced a release date and a song lineup for the soundtrack for the upcoming movie "The Dukes of Hazzard."

U2, O'Jays headed for Rock Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The O'Jays, U2, Percy Sledge, Buddy Guy and The Pretenders were announced Monday as the 2005 inductees into The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
A fan looks at Eric Clapton's "Gibson 335" at Guitar Center in Chicago on July 26, 2007. Also on display were Eric Clapton"s "Blackie" and Stevie Ray Vaughan"s "Lenny". The three guitars were shown to the public for only the second time since Guitar Center purchased them in 2004 for over $2.4M from the Clapton Crossroads Centre auction at Christies in New York. (UPI Photo/Joseph Oliver)
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Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Eighteen albums of Vaughan's work have been released.

Vaughan was inspired to play guitar by his older brother, Jimmie Vaughan, and was influenced by such players as Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy. After a few years as a sideman in and around Austin, Vaughan formed the band Double Trouble, with whom he made four successful studio albums and established a reputation as one of the foremost blues guitarists in the world. He was noted for using the Fender Stratocaster, with several guitars being made in tribute to Vaughan, including a Signature Stratocaster and a replica of his famous Strat named "Lenny". In 1986, after years of substance abuse from alcohol and cocaine, he spent a month in drug rehabilitation, and remained clean and sober for the final four years of his life, until his death in 1990 in a helicopter crash.

On February 22, 2000, Vaughan was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C., being one of only 79 performers to be inducted. He also won several W. C. Handy Awards, during his lifetime and posthumously, including Entertainer of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year in 1984. In 2003, he was ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Classic Rock Magazine ranked him #3 in their list of the 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes in 2007.

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