21 years ago today, August 27th, 1990, the guitar world lost Stevie Ray Vaughan and the entire world lost a musical legend.
Stevie’s memories and his music still penetrate our spirits and will do so…forever.
I never had the chance to see Stevie play live. It’s something I will eternally regret and if not for the huge “video vault” know as YouTube would be something left only to my imagination. Once again, Thank You YouTube!
Earlier this month, three videos were posted by YouTube user: “gstarvids” that have been hidden away for years.
Sit back and watch in succession – as an observer of an SRV soundcheck. Soak in 18 minutes of musical genius.
This Video is song #1 of 3 from the sound check at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, PA 1-24-86. Video Photographer Greg Savage has captured SRV doing the sound check, and these videos have never been public until now.
This Video is song #2 of 3 from the sound check at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, PA 1-24-86.
This Video is song #3 of 3 from the sound check at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, PA 1-24-86. The audio is the monitor mix to the camera since a board patch was not available.