|SRV's performance of Texas Flood at the El Mocambo, 1983|
My first concert was SRV at the Towson Center when I was 16. My head blew clean off into the stratosphere. Stevie suffered major addictions (Keith Richard visited him in rehab and told him he better chill--imagine how sobering that must have been!), but got clean and was at the top of his form when Eric Clapton offered Stevie his seat on a doomed helicopter. Now he's dead.