In 2006, after a string of posthumously-released recordings, Sony’s Legacy division put out a remastered and updated 16-track retrospective of Stevie Ray Vaughan music titled Real Deal: Greatest Hits – Vol. 1 and went to well-known SRV photographer and friend Robert M. Knight to find just the right image to grace the cover. Robert was the only photographer on hand that night in Wisconsin and took the last photos of SRV in performance and prior to his boarding the helicopter.
Reaching back into his archives also brought back a flood of memories – some happy and life-affirming; others quite painful – when he chose an image for this package from another concert in 1990 where he’d caught SRV “in the light”. Robert recounts some of the details of his relationship with Stevie Ray, the photos he took of him that fateful night, and more in today’s latest interview posting, hosted by the nice people at the RockPaperPhoto.com online gallery – http://www.rockpaperphoto.com/blog/the-real-deal-the-story-of-photographer-robert-m-knight-and-guitar-master-stevie-ray-vaughan/
This is an update of an interview I’d previously posted on my RockPoP Gallery site several years ago – to read the original, click on over to – http://rockpopgallery.typepad.com/rockpop_gallery_news/2007/08/cover-story-ste.html