On this day: August 27

POSTED: 02:55 PM PDT Aug 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 26, 2016 

Krakatoa blows its top, The Guinness Book of World Records debuts, "Mary Poppins" premieres, The Beatles meet The King, and a guitar great dies, all on this day.

OTD August 27 - Stevie Ray Vaughan
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By Don Hunstein (MTV) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1990: Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, who helped ignite the blues revival of the 1980s with his band Double Trouble, dies along with three others when the helicopter he's riding in crashes into a hill following a performance in East Troy, Wisconsin. He was 35 years old.


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