Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1951 Fender sells for $250,000: The electric guitar that blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording and early performances has fetched $250,000 at auction in his hometown of Dallas. Heritage Auction spokesman Eric Bradley says the winning bidder for the 1951 Fender at Sunday’s auction didn’t wish to be identified immediately. Vaughan biographer Craig Hopkins said last week that Vaughan’s first professional-grade guitar has “considerable historical significance,” noting the bluesman “pretty much learned his craft on” it. It was a gift from his brother Jimmie Vaughan in the late 1960s. “Jimbo” is carved on the back. Hopkins said Stevie Ray Vaughan, who traded the guitar away in 1971, mentioned in a 1989 interview how much he’d like to have it back. Vaughan died in a 1990 helicopter crash. He was 35.
Springsteen, mom dance together to celebrate her birthday: Bruce Springsteen treated his 92-year-old mother to an early birthday celebration before Mother Nature spoiled the party. The 68-year-old Boss and his mom, Adele, danced to two songs Sunday night at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park before severe storms caused the club to lose power. They were there to see the Eddie Testa Band, reportedly one of Adele’s favorite bands. Patrons said the Springsteens — along with the rocker’s 24-year-old son Sam — were in the club for about 90 minutes. Adele Springsteen turns 93 May 4.
John Stamos welcomes son: Actor John Stamos is a father. The 54-year-old announced on Instagram the birth of his son, Billy Stamos. Stamos says the child is named after the actor’s father. Stamos says, “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and son.” Stamos and 31-year-old Caitlin McHugh married in February. His publicist says “Billy and Mom are both home and healthy.”