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Jimmie Vaughan Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan was born on 20 March 1951, in Dallas County, Texas USA, to Martha Jean Cook and Jimmie Lee Vaughan. He is a guitarist and singer, best known as the lead guitarist of the blues rock band The Fabulous Thunderbirds, as well as for being the brother of the late legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.

So just how loaded is Jimmy Vaughan at present? According to sources, Vaughan’s net worth reaches $1.5 million, as of early 2017. The main source of his fortune has been his career in music which began in the 1960s.

Jimmie Vaughan Net Worth $1.5 million

Vaughan grew up in Dallas. His childhood years were quite a difficult time for him, as his father struggled with alcohol and was frequently violent and abusive. He developed an interest in music and took up the guitar in his early childhood, and went on to play in numerous garage bands during his teenage years. At 19 he moved to Austin, where he played in bar bands and with musicians such as Paul Ray and WC Clark, performing in the opening for The Jimi Hendrix Experience in Texas in 1969. In the early ’70s, he founded his own group called the Storm, supporting many touring blues musicians. Paving his way to recognition, Vaughan’s wealth was at its start.

In 1974 he met vocalist and harmonica player Kim Wilson, and the duo founded a blues rock band called The Fabulous Thunderbirds. With Vaughan as its lead guitarist and Wilson as its lead singer, the band was expanded by bassist Keith Furguson and drummer Mike Buck. They performed in local clubs, gathering a firm following, before n the late ’70s signing a recording deal with Takoma/Chrysalis Records, releasing their debut album “Girls Go Wild” in 1979. Three more albums followed by 1982, however, poor sales saw the band dropped by Chrysalis at the end of ‘79.

In 1985, they signed with Epic/Associated, releasing the album “Tuff Enuff” the following year, which became a great hit, selling over a million copies and reaching #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the single the same-titled song scored a Top 40 hit. As the band’s popularity was boosted, Vaughan established a formidable reputation as a guitar player, and his net worth increased.

For the rest of the decade, The Fabulous Thunderbirds went through several changes in lineup and musical style, which led Vaughan to leave the band in 1989 and to join his brother Stevie, who meanwhile achieved worldwide success and fame. They went on to record a duet album called “Family Style” in 1990, but Stevie died in a helicopter crash before the album was released.

Jimmie then pursued a solo career, releasing his first album, “Strange Pleasure”, in 1994, under Epic, which received positive reviews, reinforcing Vaughan’s popularity. He has released several albums since, cementing his status as a talented artist and improving his fortune.

A noted singer and guitarist, Vaughan has become known for developing a recognized sound in the ’70s and ’80s blues and rock world. His contributions to music have earned him four Grammy Awards, and enabled him to reach stardom and to amass a sizable net worth.

Aside from his music career, Vaughan has also been involved in the film and television industry. In 1989 he appeared in the biographical film “Great Balls of Fire!”, playing Roland Janes. In 1998 he made a cameo appearance in the musical comedy film “Blues Brothers 2000” as a member of a blues band. He has also performed in television series such as “Entourage”, “Conan” and “Austin City Limits”, all of which have contributed to his wealth.

When it comes to Vaughan’s private life, he is married to Robyn, and they have twins. He is reported to have suffered a heart attack in 2013, from which he has fully recovered.

Jimmie Vaughan information

Jimmie Vaughan information

Birth date: March 20, 1951
Birth place: Dallas, Texas, United States
Profession:Singer, Guitarist, Actor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Robin Vaughan
Children:Tina Vaughan
Parents:Jimmie Lee Vaughan, Martha Jean Vaughan
Siblings:Stevie Ray Vaughan
Music groups:The Fabulous Thunderbirds (1976 – 1989)

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dukes of Hazzard2005performer: "Hey Yeah" / writer: "Hey Yeah"
They2002performer: "Lost in You" / writer: "Lost in You"
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan1996TV Movie documentary performer: "Texas Flood", "Six Strings Down", "Tick Tock", "SRV Shuffle" / writer: "Six Strings Down", "Tick Tock", "SRV Shuffle"
From Dusk Till Dawn1996performer: "Dengue Woman Blues", "Jimmie's Jam" - as Jimmie Vaughn / writer: "Dengue Woman Blues", "Jimmie's Jam" - as Jimmie Vaughn
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live from Austin, Texas1995Video writer: "Tick Tock"
Major League II1994performer: "BOOM BAPA BOOM" / writer: "BOOM BAPA BOOM"
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentary performer: "Hoodoo Man"
Light of Day1987writer: "Twist It Off"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 20132013
Blues Brothers 20001998The Louisiana Gator Boys
Great Balls of Fire!1989Roland Janes
Light of Day1987The Fabulous Thunderbirds (as Jimmie L. Vaughan)

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live at the El Mocambo: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble1991Video remix director

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live at the El Mocambo: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble1991Video creative consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 19852004Video documentary acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2015TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
All ATX: A Celebration of Austin Musicians2013TV MovieHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2012TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Arts in Context2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances2007-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guitarist
Conan2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
I Got the Blues in Austin2010ShortHimself
Crossroads Guitar Festival2010Himself
The Greatest2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Antone's: Home of the Blues2004DocumentaryHimself
Lightning in a Bottle2004DocumentaryHimself
Soul Comes Home2003TV SpecialHimself
Austin City Limits1999-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHimself
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentaryHimself - Guitar
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest

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#Fact
1Was the lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
2Appeared and performed at the Libertarian National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in late May 2004.
3Appeared at the Libertarian National Convention in April 2002
4Brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan
5The Blues Guitarist.


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