“Man, could he play the guitar or what?” Stevie Ray Vaughan stuns David Letterman in newly uploaded footage of his Late Night show debut

Stevie Ray Vaughan playing his Strat onstage in 1989
(Image credit: Annamaria DiSanto / Getty Images)

Footage has emerged online of Stevie Ray Vaughan making a storming debut appearance on Late Night with David Letterman in 1989.

The newly unearthed clip originally aired on NBC on September 21 of that year, but was recently uploaded to Letterman’s official YouTube channel.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.