Stevie Ray Vaughan Gone 20 Years Friday August 27.

by Roy on August 28, 2010

Stevie Ray

 Hard to believe it’s been 20 years this past Friday, since  August 27, 1990, when SRV tragically died in a helicoter crash after a concert at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin.

It’s one of those “where were you when” moments in life. Like JFK, MLK, RFK or John Lennon. I was pumping gas at Roy’s Sunoco and heard the news on WMWV! I hung a picture of SRV from the paper on the wall of the office.

Fortunately, I saw SRV once, Nov. 15, 1985, at the Civic Center in Portland . This was the tour to support “Soul To Soul”. The 1st tour with Reese Wynans on keyboards,  joining Tommy Shannon & Chris Layton as a member of Double Trouble. The Fabulous Thunderbirds opened (with Stevie Ray’s big brother Jimmy). Both acts kicked butt as I remember! 

SRV & Brother Jimmy

Here’s a pretty cool site to check out. Also a good SRV info site.

SRV was a Nightcrawler in 1973

 There are “new” blues from 1973, when SRV was a member of Marc Benno & The Nightcrawlers, from the CD “Crawlin”!  Recorded in 1973, just released for the 1st time on Blue Skunk Records.

Thank you for all you thoughts, video links & suggestions. It was fun to remember SRV & his music!

SRV gives his all!