Eric Clapton – 1990 Alpine Valley Music Theatre Concert Poster – Signed by Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Robert Cray

Eric Clapton and his band – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – The Robert Cray Band feaut. The Memphis Horns – August 25-26, 1990 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI Concert Poster
Signed by Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan ’90, Reese Wymans, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Robert Cray

The two Eric Clapton concerts at Alpine Valley Music Theatre were supported by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and The Robert Cray Band featuring The Memphis Horns.

After the second show had ended, the plan was for Stevie to take a two-hour drive back to his Chicago hotel with his brother Jimmie and sister-in-law, Connie, but at the last minute he chose to board a Bell 206B Jet Ranger, one of four helicopters waiting nearby. According to his New York City publicist, Charles Comer, Vaughan had learned from Clapton’s manager that there were seats enough to accommodate all three in his party. When he found only one place was actually available, Vaughan said to Connie and Jimmie, “Do you mind if I take the seat? I really need to get back.”

The helicopter, owned by Omni Flight Helicopters Inc., took off in dense fog enroute to Chicago’s Midway Airport around 12.40am with Stevie, pilot Jeffrey Brown, Bobby Brooks, Clapton’s Hollywood agent; Clapton’s assistant tour manager, Colin Smythe; and Clapton’s bodyguard, Nigel Browne onboard. They crashed into a hill shortly before 1am, killing all instantly.

Clapton and Robert Cray, were in another helicopter, which landed safely in Chicago.

After the helicopter was reported missing, the Civil Air Patrol discovered the wreckage in a field the next morning. A search for the lost copter wasn’t begun until 5am, more than four hours later, after an orbiting search-and-rescue satellite picked up the craft’s emergency-locator transmitter signal. At 7am searchers found the five bodies.

Later that morning Clapton and Jimmie Vaughan were summoned by the Walworth County coroner to identify the bodies.

Eric issued a statement through his spokesman, Ronnie Lippin, saying that the victims “were my companions, my associates and my friends”, and adding, “This is a tragic loss of some very special people”.

Eric Clapton Setlist (25th):

Pretending
No Alibis
Running On Faith
I Shot The Sheriff
White Room
Can’t Find My Way Home
Bad Love
Before You Accuse Me
Old Love
Badge
Wonderful Tonight
Cocaine
Layla
Crossroads (with Jeff Healey on guitar)
Sunshine Of Your Love (with Jeff Healey on guitar)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Setlist (26th):

Collins’ Shuffle (Albert Collins cover)
The House Is Rockin’
Tightrope
The Things (That) I Used to Do (Guitar Slim cover)
Let Me Love You Baby (Willie Dixon cover)
Leave My Girl Alone (Buddy Guy cover)
Pride And Joy
Wall Of Denial
Riviera Paradise
Superstition (Stevie Wonder cover)
Couldn’t Stand the Weather
Goin’ Down (Freddie King cover, with Jimmie Vaughan)
Crossfire
Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (Jimi Hendrix cover)
Eric Clapton Setlist (26th):

Pretending
No Alibis
Running On Faith
I Shot The Sheriff
White Room
Can’t Find My Way Home
Bad Love
Before You Accuse Me
Old Love
Badge
Wonderful Tonight
Cocaine
Layla
Sunshine Of Your Love
Sweet Home Chicago (a 20 minute encore jam featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy & Robert Cray)

Details

Category Concert Poster
Artwork year 1990
Size 55.5 x 36cm
Medium Color Print on paper
Edition Not part of an edition
Signature Signed by Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan ’90, Reese Wymans, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Robert Cray
Keywords Stevie Ray Vaughan,Eric Clapton,Signed Tour Poster,signed,Concert Poster

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