Monday, August 27, 2007

Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: It was on this date in music history, 1990, that legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin at the age of 35. As with the earlier Buddy Holly plane crash, last minute wheeling and dealing got Vaughan a seat on that flight that he otherwise wasn’t meant to have. In addition to Vaughan, that crash killed three crew members of another guitarist that Stevie Ray had played with that night. Your One Cup question this morning – on the 17th anniversary of the crash – which other famous musician lost three crew members in the accident?

Answer: Eric Clapton

Bonus Blog Trivia: Stevie Ray Vaughan's last musical performance was at that Wisconsin show, where he jammed on stage with Clapton, his brother Jimmy Vaughan, Buddy Guy, and Robert Cray.

Bonus Blog Trivia #2: Clapton's last recollection of speaking with Stevie Ray before the accident was a conversation they had about co-headlining a planned tribute to Jimi Hendrix in London.

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