Revered singer/songwriter Doyle Bramhall has died at his home in Texas, aged 62.
The father of acclaimed Eric Clapton sidekick Doyle Bramhall II, the Nightcrawlers founder died from pneumonia complications on Sunday (13Nov11).
Bramhall was the man behind two important blues-rock bands - he joined The Chessmen as a teenager and went on to support Jimi Hendrix and created the Nightcrawlers with brothers Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan.
When Stevie Ray Vaughan went solo, his drummer penned a string of fan favourites for him, including Dirty Pool and Lookin' Out the Window.
Bramhall also released three solo albums - his last being Is It News in 2007.
Sheryl Crow took to her Twitter.com account to mark the death, writing, "I am deeply saddened to learn of Doyle Bramhall's passing. My heart aches for Doyle Bramhall II during his time of loss."
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