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Tragedy struck on this day in 1990, when Stevie Ray Vaughn and four others were killed in a helicopter crash after Vaughn played a show with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray in East Troy, Wisconsin. He was just 35 years old. Born in Dallas, Texas, he was widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and a powerful influence on the blues revival of the 1980s. Here is a documentary about his life and a video of “5 times Stevie Ray Vaughan Went Beast Mode.”