Young, 25-Year-Old Stevie Ray Vaughan Crashes Party, Tears Up “The Sky Is Crying”

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25 Year Old Vaughan Steals The Show

Most of us struggled to find our way at 25, battling with the dreaded quarter life crisis. Stevie Ray Vaughan, however, puts the rest of us to shame: at 25, not only was Stevie eclipsing his big brother Jimmie’s success with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, but he was rapidly gaining attention as the next big thing out of Dallas. In 1979, he played an intimate show at a bar called Rome Inn located in Dallas, and after being introduced by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, launched into an early rendition of ‘The Sky Is Crying’ that left the crowd absolutely stunned.

Who was this kid, wearing a giant suit and even bigger floppy hat that played the guitar like he was born with it in his hands?

Fun Fact: Stevie first picked up a guitar at age 8, despite originally wanting to play the drums.

Even at 25, Stevie showed incredible promise for the future that was ahead of him and watching this footage, it’s hard to imagine him getting better at his guitar playing – but he did. While he wouldn’t fully catch on for another few years, it’s pretty clear that even if Stevie had no idea where he was headed, the rest of the world was more than ready for the scrawny kid from Texas who could make a guitar sing like nobody’s business!

+ The Sky Is Crying lyrics +

The sky is cryin’
Can’t you see the tears roll down the street
The sky is cryin’
Can’t you see the tears roll down the street
I’ve been looking for my baby
And I wonder where can she be

I saw my baby early one morning
She was walking on down the street
I saw my baby early this morning
She was walking on down the street
You know it hurt me, hurt me so bad
Made my poor heart skip a beat

I’ve got a real real real real bad feelin’
That my baby she don’t love me no more
I’ve got a real real bad feelin’
That my baby don’t love me no more
You know the sky, the sky’s been cryin’, ya
Can’t you see the tears roll down my nose

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