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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy Jam at Legends in 1989

Some more incredibly rare video of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan became available on YouTube a couple years back.

Below, watch Buddy Guy jamming with Vaughan on July 30, 1989, at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago.

The event? It was Guy's 53rd birthday party.

This video mysteriously appeared on YouTube March 19, 2015. We think the top commenter (on YouTube) puts it best:

"Wow  is all I can say!!!!! I've heard this was video taped from a few  people, even saw a couple grainy photos from said video. But I never  thought any of this would see the light of day! Please tell me the whole  thing was recorded!!?"


Damian Fanelli is the online managing editor at Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado. His New York-based band, the Blue Meanies, has toured the world and elsewhere. Fanelli, a former member of Brooklyn jump-blues/swing/rockabilly band the Gas House Gorillas and New York City instrumental surf-rock band Mister Neutron, also composes and records film soundtracks. He writes's The Next Bend column, which is dedicated to B-bender guitars and guitarists. His latest liner notes can be found in Sony/Legacy's Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection. Follow him on Facebook,Twitter and/or Instagram.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.