Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night       His Final Years, 1983-1990       by Craig Hopkins; Foreword by Billy F Gibbons        Craig Hopkins completes the story of the blues legend        with the second volume of his landmark biography.        “Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day, Night After Night is not only beautiful to look at, but also fascinating to flip through...The detail here (both pictorial and written) is superb and the research exceptional.”        – Total Music Magazine        With an unmistakable style that has never been duplicated, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s grip on a place in music history is secure. His otherworldly talent and relentless drive took him from humble beginnings in Texas bars to world tours and superstar status. His bustling career and steady stream of inspiring music came to an abrupt end when he was killed in a helicopter crash at the age of 35, leaving his fans to mourn the musician they had grown to love and wonder what might have been.       In a day-by-day format, Craig Hopkins presents an unprecedented celebration of the artist in Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night: His Final Years, 1983-1990 (Backbeat Books, $32.00), the second installment in his two-volume account of Vaughan’s life, and one of the most detailed biographies ever written about a musician.       His Final Years, 1983-1990 covers Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s recording career, from their debut release in 1983 and performance at Carnegie Hall the following year through their rise to international stardom. Filled with hundreds of photographs and packed with incredible detail, the book takes readers moment by moment through Vaughan’s exciting and sometimes controversial journey to worldwide success.         Both volumes, which are available separately or in a deluxe boxed set ($75.00), are filled with first-hand testimonials from those who knew Vaughan best, including band members, family, friends, and associates; stories from the studio and the road; a lavish gallery of rare photographs; and detailed documentation of tour dates, recordings, broadcasts, publications, collector’s items, and more.        For fans of this Texas guitar legend and of blues music history, Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night is the ultimate collector’s item.         Craig Hopkins is internationally recognized as a leading authority on the life and music of Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Blues Foundation honored Hopkins with the 2009 Keeping Blues Alive Award for Literature for his writing on Vaughan. He serves as director for a nonprofit assistance program for music artists, and is developing a museum to house his enormous memorabilia collection. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas.        October 2011 $32.00 Hardcover Color photographs throughout       9781617740220 368 pages 9" x 12"        Also available:       Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night: His Early Years, 1954-1982       September 2010 $32.00 Hardcover Color photographs throughout       9781423485988 256 pages 9" x 12"        Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night (Deluxe Boxed Set)       October 2011 $75.00 9781617130304        Backbeat Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group    
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