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Classic Rock Report April 14

April 14, 20151 min
On Saturday in Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct a group of artists that includes the late Lou Reed, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, the late Paul Butterfield and his Butterfield Blues Band, Ringo Starr, Bill Withers, The "5" Royales, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Green Day. Each day this week we'll profile one or two of the inductees, starting with Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Butterfield Blues Band. It seems strange to talk about blues great Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Bowie in the same sentence, but it was Bowie who gave Stevie Ray his big break after seeing him perform in Montreux, Switzerland in 1982. Bowie said, “Stevie completely floored me. I probably hadn’t been so gung-ho about a guitar player since seeing Jeff Beck in the early '60s.” Stevie played on Bowie's 1983 Let's Dance album and was signed to Epic Records by the legendary John Hammond. Stevie's star rose quickly with five studio albums in seven years before he lost his life in a 1990 helicopter acc

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