HomeBluesLonnie Mack and Stevie Ray Vaughan: “Double Whammy” Carl April 27, 2016 Blues, Rock Here are Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lonnie Mack performing “Double Whammy.” The site has covered SRV before. Lonnie Mack — who Vaughan cited as an important influence — passed away last week. Here is the beginning of Alligator Records’ press release announcing his passing: Groundbreaking guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock’s first true guitar heroes, died on April 21, 2016 of natural causes at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee. His early instrumental recordings – among them Wham! and Memphis — influenced many of rock’s greatest players, including Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was 74. (Continue Reading…) Here is an appreciation from The Houston Press.