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Travellin' On - Europa (with Stevie Ray Vaughan)

Commercial (Full Length) – 1988

This 1988 Europa commercial showcases the guitar playing of American bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan. An anthem to good times on the road, the promo features four friends — musician Midge Marsden, jingles veteran Murray Grindlay, Vaughan’s fiance Janna Lapidus and Brigitte Berger — larking around the North Island in an old ute. Stopping off at the iconic DC3 aeroplane parked in small-town Mangaweka, they step into a bar made from car parts to join Stevie Ray on stage. A shorter cut of this petrol station promo also screened, plus an ad featuring an acoustic version of the song.

I like the climate, the air, the water. I like the smallness. I feel good being here. It kind of reminds me of Oakcliff, Texas, where I'm from — the houses and countryside, except that the roads are real windy while at home they're so straight!
– Stevie Ray Vaughan on New Zealand, The Evening Post, 13 April 1989, page 29

Key Cast & Crew

Geoff Dixon

Director

Midge Marsden

Performer

Murray Grindlay

Performer

Brigitte Berger

Actor

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Performer