‘Behind The Mask Tour’, Ghent, Belgium – September 3, 1990.
On August 23, 1994… Stevie is interviewed by David Letterman and performs an amazing rendition of ‘Blue Denim’.
“Thank you very much everybody. Welcome to Storytellers. I’m gonna try to ease into this talking thing. I’ve actually done a little bit of it on the last, on this tour that we’ve been on for the last three months. But not quite as much as I have to do tonight. So if I sound like my, I’m shaking from the bottom of my toes, I am. So, I’m gonna tell you very quickly what I can remember about the story of “Dreams”. Um, when we were first recording the Rumors record we spent two months in Sausalito at the record plant, and as far as I’m concerned that’s when we actually recorded the record. It took another eight months after that , but the tracks were all done there. Um, while they’re doing all kinds of stuff and there’s nothing for me to do, I went next door to Sly Stones studio, within, the building, this big like black and red room with a kind of a stairway that went down into this like kind of tunnel thing where people would set up and play around this like light house sort of setup. And I took my little Fender Rhodes piano in there and I wrote “Dreams”. And I spent about an hour in there, and then I went back in to Fleetwood Mac and actually was brave enough to just play, play it for them, cause I really thought it was good and uh, and they liked it and we recorded it that night. That is the story of “Dreams”.
Stevie’s VH1 Storytellers special was taped on August 18th, 1998 at Sony Music Studios in New York City.
August 14, 1998: Enchanted Tour, Woodstock Festival.
“Ok, this is my last show so I can do this and all the critics can write about it and say that I am self-indulgent, and I don’t really care.
The fact is that when I saw the movie Woodstock, 20… I don’t know, 29 years ago, I was at a drive-in movie in San Francisco and I was a part of that San Francisco thing, and I said when I saw this movie, I went, “I’m gonna come in in a helicopter, I’m not gonna come in in a car and I’m not gonna walk in”, and only today when I thought about what Woodstock meant to me, did I remember than day and think, you know, that’s when I made my decision that no matter what else I was gonna do in my life, I was gonna do this.
So you know what? I’m so proud that you guys all came tonight and that we spent this day together. And the rain just made you all look beautiful…”
I believe angels protect us all. If you keep a positive attitude, things will work out.
Behind the Mask Tour, Milwaukee, WI – June 29, 1990
Photo credit: Michael Sears