In a new book available August 13, those who were close to Stevie Ray Vaughan detail important events in the legendary guitarist’s life, including a planned tour with David Bowie.
“The advertising and advance on Texas Flood was Let’s Dance, which stoked people’s interest and curiosity about Stevie. People wanted to know who this unknown guitar player who told David Bowie to take a hike was. That was bigger news than if he’d done the tour”, recalls Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton.
Why didn’t Vaughan tour with Bowie? That question is answered in the book which also chronicles other significant occasions in Vaughan’s life. More details about the book can be found here.