Tommy Shannon Remembers Best Friend Stevie Ray Vaughan – TWC

Bassist Tommy Shannon was just 26 when he walked into a Houston bar and was floored by the young guitarist onstage.

“Stevie was playing,” Shannon said. “Just a like a beam of light went through my head. ‘That’s where I belong.’”

… That chance meeting welcomed in a decade of music, tours, gold records and critical acclaim for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend.

“He was my very best friend,” Shannon said. “After I realized I lost him, I realized what a great musical thing I lost, too.”

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