Jimmie Vaughan began playing with blues and rock bands in Texas in the 60s and 70s. At one time he opened for the late Jimi Hendrix in 1969 where he lent Jimi his wah-wah pedal.
With his recognizable guitar style, he formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds with vocalist Kim Wilson. Their biggest hit was the title track from 1986's "Tuff Enuff" album. Jimmie Vaughan left the band in 1989 and made an album with his younger brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, called Family Style from The Vaughan Brothers.
Stevie Ray would die in a tragic helicopter crash days before its release.
Since 1997 Fender has produced a Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster guitar. Jimmie Vaughan turns 62 today.