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John Fogerty- Green River- Burbank 5-97

Creedence Clearwater Revival, led by John Fogerty, were very busy this month fifty years ago. Their third album Green River   had just been released, their first since the spectacular breakthrough of “Proud Mary” from Bayou Country , and they were suddenly much in demand for TV appearances and concerts, including one outside Bethel NY called the Woodstock Festival.”We went on in the middle of the night after the Grateful Dead,” recalls Creedence songwriter/ producer/ singer/ guitarist John Fogerty. “ Half a million kids asleep, oh boy!” Decades later Fogerty was rehearsing his band in Burbank CA in front of a small studio audience when the band dug into the title song from that “Green River” album. –Redbeard