Stevie told me that he played a Firebird early in his career. This one belonged to me. It is a reverse body Firebird III. This particular night he played “Sky is Cryin” with slide. Venue was “Boston Street Market” in Tulsa Ok. 1982
Albert King in session with his band and Stevie Ray Vaughan in Toronto, Canada at a live recording for a local TV station. Now out on CD. Argueably Stevie’s biggest influence. Shaking Albert’s hand was like shaking someones foot..thick. He didn’t change guitars. He just played this custom Flying V with his name in the neck. He was a special person and a great performer.
Stevie playing his 1962 Fiesta Red Stratocaster. I bought this guitar from Charley Wirz in Dallas, Texas for $1000 and later sold it to Stevie for the same. It had a D neck and a great finish. Picture was taken during the session in Toronto with Albert King and band. Stevie is wearing an old pair of Tony Lama Boots.
I took several shots during this studio session in Toronto Canada. Stevie playing with Albert King and his band for a TV show in Toronto. Recently released on CD and DVD. Albert was one of, if not Stevie’s biggest influences. Stevie is playing his 1962 Fiesta Red Stratocaster.