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GUITARIST JIMMIE VAUGHN SUFFERS HEART ATTACK

2/1/2013

Guitarist Jimmie Vaughn, the older brother of the late-Stevie Ray Vaughn and a co-founder of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, has been hospitalized following a heart attack. Vintage Vinyl News reported that the 61-year-old Vaughn was gearing up for a trip to Mumbai to perform at the annual Mahindra Blues Festival, when he took ill.

 

A statement regarding his health was posted on the festival's site, saying: "Jimmie Vaughan was admitted to Pomona Hospital Medical Center on January 23rd, 2013 with an acute myocardial infraction [sic] (Heart Attack). He had a coronary angioplasty and stent placement. He is still in the hospital but recovering and has been advised by his cardiologist to rest at home for a month. He regretfully had to cancel a scheduled trip to the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai, India as a result."

DID YOU KNOW???

  • Jimmie Vaughn -- a four-time Grammy winner-- co-founded the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1974 and left the band 16 years later, after releasing his solo debut, Powerful Stuff, in 1989.
  • In 1990, he and brother Stevie Ray Vaughn released their collaboration, Family Style.
  • In 2011 Jimmy Vaughn released his most recent album, 2011's Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites.

CHECK IT OUT: The Fabulous Thunderbirds' 1986 video for "Wrap It Up":

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