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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Hammersmith Palais, London

Richard Williams, The Times, 4 October 1986

A COUPLE OF minutes before the lights came on were almost worth the price of admission. Already steaming with the sweat of an audience that looked like a reunion of everyone who ever scrawled "Eric Clapton is God" on a bus shelter wall, the black air shivered as an invisible Stevie Ray Vaughan shook random blues phrases from his guitar.

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