Alonzo Makes Motion to Adjourn Today’s Floor Debate in Memory of Texas Music Icon and Legend Stevie Ray Vaughan
Today, at the State Capitol Texas State Representative Roberto R. Alonzo of Dallas made a motion to pay tribute to the life and music of Texas guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan by making a motion to officially adjourn today’s session of the House of Representatives in his name and recognizing him for induction into the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Today as we adjourn business on the House of Representatives, we pay tribute to the life and music of Texas music icon and legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. This year, 2015 would have marked the 25th Anniversary death of this great music star. The pride of the Oak Cliff community where he was born and which I have the distinct honor to represent in the Texas House, has always had a giant heart for this great icon, his tremendous talent and artistry as a blues-style musician and guitarist. While his tragic death robbed the world of a tremendous talent it could not diminish the many achievements this gifted musician realized during his short but brilliant career,” said Rep. Alonzo.
Tomorrow in Cleveland, Ohio, Vaughan will be inducted into the famed 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall.
“Stevie Ray Vaughan ’s popularity has endured in the decades since his passing, with younger generations embracing his masterful guitar playing and heartfelt singing. Fiery, evocative, and full of Texas soul, his music has earned a special place in the annals of American popular culture and is a source of pride and joy for countless residents of the Lone Star State. I am honored indeed to have had him as a constituent of my House District 104 in the legislature,” concluded Rep. Alonzo.