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  posted on 8/26/2010 at 10:16 PM
Hard to believe it's been 20 years.

I remember the morning of 8/27, the radio reports said that a helicopter crash had killed Eric Clapton and some of his management.

Later in the morning we found out EC was fine, and Stevie had died.

SRV, not forgotten.


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  posted on 8/26/2010 at 10:24 PM
Is there any footage of Clapton and Stevie trading licks out there?

I never got to see Stevie play but man I am envious of anyone who did.

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  posted on 8/26/2010 at 10:27 PM
RIP Stevie.

 

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  posted on 8/26/2010 at 10:32 PM
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Is there any footage of Clapton and Stevie trading licks out there?


Not that has surfaced as far as I know.

 

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  posted on 8/26/2010 at 11:20 PM
The initial report I heard that morning was that both EC AND SRV had been killed.
Later I heard that it was just SRV. I wept like a baby that day. I saw SRV perform twice
and had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with him one night both before and after
a show in 1989. A nicer guy you would never meet. That was one of the most treasured moments of my entire life. The guy loved and truly appreciated his fans. I couldn't tell you how many times that night people came up to him and asked him for autographs, even multiple autographs to have him respond, "Sure, I'll sign anything you want. If it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be where I am today!" I ran into Chris Layton (Double Trouble drummer)
at Crossroads in Chicago back in June and we reminisced over SRV for a little while. He said
"The world was a much better place with him in it. Knowing him was the highlight of my life." That speaks volumes coming from someone who knew him so well.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 05:19 AM
It was a sad day. RIP Stevie
 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 06:17 AM
I still remember that day.

Someone in the office said Clapton was killed.

Went out to the car at lunch to listen to the radio when the news
it was SRV gone came on.

Still sad to this day.

R.I.P. SRV

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 06:42 AM
I have so many memories of shows that were completely off the charts. Not sure if any of you have ever seen this but it's a nice thing to know about...

http://srvrocks.com/mp3s.htm

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 10:35 AM
RIP Stevie Ray and very thankfull to have seen him & DT live before he left us. Was listening to the radio and rear ended the car in front of me when I heard the news.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 11:08 AM


I was delivering Bottled water on a truck with no radio..started at 6am..

finally , about 2pm i pulled the truck over to eat lunch and pulled out my little transistor radio i was not supposed to have...

92nd ave in Palos Park, Il....I will never forget where I was..

Cried like a baby for over an hour..

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 11:18 AM
I was on my way to work one eveoning and I switched from my cassette player to the radio when I heard the news...

I couldn't drive another inch, pulled over and cried my eyes out.....

Can't hardly believe it's been 20 years.....


 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 11:20 AM
and dabbing my eyes right now...

he SAVED the Blues...

Freaking SAVED the blues

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 11:25 AM
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and dabbing my eyes right now...

he SAVED the Blues...

Freaking SAVED the blues



Yep.....

Listening to "Riviera Paradise" right now....

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 11:27 AM
From a generational perspective, he was my Duane, Jimi etc. A part of alot of people died the day he did. I was in my office having a bite and it came over the radio that he had been killed in a copter crash. I was stunned as were a few around me and I just left and went home. Saw him many times over the years, but the show at the El Mocombo in Toronto in 1983 for about 200 people was the best. I had heard a little of his stuff prior but live it was jaw dropping. What a player what a band what a legend!!

RIP Stevie!!

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 11:29 AM
It was a devastating blow. I was getting calls from all over the country, anguished voices, in disbelief. Still haven't recovered. A powerful musician and a beautiful cat.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 12:20 PM
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The initial report I heard that morning was that both EC AND SRV had been killed.
Later I heard that it was just SRV. I wept like a baby that day. I saw SRV perform twice
and had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with him one night both before and after
a show in 1989. A nicer guy you would never meet. That was one of the most treasured moments of my entire life. The guy loved and truly appreciated his fans. I couldn't tell you how many times that night people came up to him and asked him for autographs, even multiple autographs to have him respond, "Sure, I'll sign anything you want. If it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be where I am today!" I ran into Chris Layton (Double Trouble drummer)
at Crossroads in Chicago back in June and we reminisced over SRV for a little while. He said
"The world was a much better place with him in it. Knowing him was the highlight of my life." That speaks volumes coming from someone who knew him so well.


Great story. Thank you. I heard about it on the way in to work that morning. Bawled my eyes out. He is very sorely missed.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 12:38 PM
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I ran into Chris Layton (Double Trouble drummer)
at Crossroads in Chicago back in June and we reminisced over SRV for a little while. He said
"The world was a much better place with him in it. Knowing him was the highlight of my life." That speaks volumes coming from someone who knew him so well.


very cool

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 01:29 PM
I walked into my room at my fraternity house and my roommate and his girlfriend hit me with the news - "Stevie Ray and members of Clapton's band were killed in a crash and they aren't sure if Eric was onboard." Talk about getting hit in the gut. The news came out by that evening that it was SRV and friends/employees of Clapton but no other musicians.

In an odd way, I felt relieved and sort of guilty for feeling relieved. Sadness hit me.

It was already the era of the CD but I had my turntable in our room. 4 of the 5 previous albums recently played and stacked up next to the player, were SRV albums.

Within a year, they released the Sky is Cryin, which to me is SRVs strongest album. One of the best outtakes records ever. It warmed me to hear it but it also brought on sadness that there was so much greatness left in him.

He did indeed save the blues against the odds. I doubt we would have had a well-received Allman Brothers reunion without SRV. I don't believe the Black Crowes would have been given a shot by the record company without SRV. Robert Cray? We'd have never heard of him. From the Cradle, Claptons latter day pinnacle? Not if SRV hadn't come around. Buddy Guy? He would have been an relatively obscure bluesman from the 60s. The Bonnie Raitt comeback? Probably not (not to mention she credits SRVs sobriety for helping her). Young phenoms of the 1990s Jonny Lang, Derek Trucks, and Kenny Wayne Sheppard without SRV? No way. The list goes on...

I can't believe I didn't see him live more than once, but I'm glad he went out sober and on top of life and his art.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 01:43 PM
To me, personally, the loss of Stevie Ray Vaughn is as tragic as the loss of Duane Allman. Of all the rock musicians who have died over the years, those two mean the most to me. You know that they are gone, but yet it feels like they are still here. Do you know what I mean?

To think it's been 20 years since Stevie died is unreal. To think it's approaching 40 years for Duane is TOTALLY unreal. I bet those two have hit a lick or two up in the big gig in the sky, don't you think?

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 01:45 PM
I have strong feeling those two would have played together on earth if Duane had live another dozen years. I mean, it's hard to believe we wouldn't have seen that collaboration on stage.

 

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I have strong feeling those two would have played together on earth if Duane had live another dozen years. I mean, it's hard to believe we wouldn't have seen that collaboration on stage.


Oh I agree, it's a virtual certainty, especially when you consider the Reese Wynans connection.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 01:49 PM
Stevie brough us through the 80's suckass music with his ripping blues.
He almost single-handedly carried the music scene we all love and I believe, helped to bring the ABB back to the frontlne of performances. His music will stand the test of time
as does Duane's, Hendrix, Clapton, and Beatles. Rock on Brother.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 01:53 PM
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I have strong feeling those two would have played together on earth if Duane had live another dozen years. I mean, it's hard to believe we wouldn't have seen that collaboration on stage.
Oh I agree, it's a virtual certainty, especially when you consider the Reese Wynans connection.
I bet Reese shared some Duane stories with Stevie. One can only imagine the possibilities of that collaboration....

 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 02:13 PM
Like you touched on earlier, if there's a Great Gig in the Sky, I gotta believe they're jammin'.

YDLM>Cold Shot
Mountain Jam>Riviera Paradise>MJ


 

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  posted on 8/27/2010 at 02:30 PM
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He did indeed save the blues against the odds. I doubt we would have had a well-received Allman Brothers reunion without SRV. I don't believe the Black Crowes would have been given a shot by the record company without SRV. Robert Cray? We'd have never heard of him. From the Cradle, Claptons latter day pinnacle? Not if SRV hadn't come around. Buddy Guy? He would have been an relatively obscure bluesman from the 60s. The Bonnie Raitt comeback? Probably not (not to mention she credits SRVs sobriety for helping her). Young phenoms of the 1990s Jonny Lang, Derek Trucks, and Kenny Wayne Sheppard without SRV? No way. The list goes on...


no doubt

First time I heard Stevie, i was sitting in the hospital cafeteria, where I worked, on morning break... a buddy sat down with his walkman and said "you gotta hear this"....

I asked him if i could listen to the whole thing and he said NO WAY !!! LOL

it was a long 6 and 1/2 hours to make it through the day but i went directly to the record store ( remember those ?) and bought Texas Flood, in the summer of 1983...

i knew then that the music i loved had found it's latest savior..

 

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