Christopher Moon was a little known bar on Lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas, Texas. 1980. There were not 10 people in attendance that night. The band almost cancelled the gig. This was before Stevie used any effects or even a tremolo bar. Just #1 and Fender Amps.
I took this picture at a club in Tulsa, Oklahoma named “Boston Street Market” Like many of Stevie’s early gigs, it was not heavily attended. No more than 25 people there for 3 sets. He always played behind his head during the solo part of the song “Lovestruck” which he is doing here. This shot has been published several times including the promo poster for the box set that Sony released a few years back.
I took this shot at Nick’s Uptown in Dallas, Texas. Nick’s hosted many of Stevie’s influences. Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Albert King to name a few. I call this picture “Bendin” because bending the heavy strings on Number One was no easy task. Stevie used GHS strings ranging from 13 to 60 gauge.
Stevie getting after it during a solo while performing Texas Flood. This was at a little club in San Antonio, Texas named Skip Willy’s. Maybe 20 people there that night. 1981. Band still played 3, 45 minute sets with encore. These were the good old days.