July 23, 2009

Stevie Ray Vaughan Quote

Stevie Ray died on August 27, 1990. Its hard to believe its been almost 20 years. I was thinking about him today and found a great quote (below) and also ran across a site I had never seen before. Its called Celebrity Rock Guitars and is worth a look, lots of great information and photos.


I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
~B. B. King

10 comments:

Dan said...

What a great quote. They played together many times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHFJJM6mJSs

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Dan, thanks for the link!

Sean Coleman said...

Saw him play live in '89. He was sober at that point and played like a madman. A legend.

classicrockforthesoul said...

Wow, I had never seen that quote before. Love it!

Really sad way to go to too :( And so young. He was awesome.

phd in yogurtry said...
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phd in yogurtry said...

1990 was the year I got turned on to SRV. In July he was playing about 45 minutes away. I begged my husband, a huge fan since the days when nobody knew who he was, to take me, but it was a work night and he had to get up early.

A few weeks later SRV died. Dammit. I can't hear his music without feeling gypped.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

PhD, thanks for coming by and leaving this comment! I'm sorry you missed your one chance to see SRV, I cherish the time I got to see him!!

DosEquis said...

While stationed at Little Creek,VA a couple of us Texas boys turned the ship on ta SRV. Bout a year later he came ta the 'Boat House' and bunch of us piled in Luggers Caddy for the concert.
'Hodgie' (Houston) and I stood stage center w/ our beers on the stage. No Security in front of us, nothing but Stevie playin his butt off. Best Concert EVER.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Dos, WOW!!!!! Thanks for stopping by and sharing that. Unreal! That is so awesome I can barely stand thinking about it. It reminds me so much of when I saw him. The guy was so down to earth...no "hey look at me I'm the greatest" it was more like "let me play guitar for you cause I want to rock your world"

Jean-Claude Barrault said...

I was lucky enough to see
Stevie twice and will never forget

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