John Fogerty revealed last fall that he has no intention of slowing down and will mark the 50th anniversary of his career with a celebration on the road via an expanded 2019 world tour, many of which have been revealed.
In January of ’69, shortly after completing his military service, Creedence Clearwater Revival released their second album, Bayou Country. Fogerty’s composition, “Proud Mary,” a reflective song he penned as soon as he was discharged, rose to #2 on the U.S. singles chart.
That August, with the release of Green River, two more singles, “Green River” and “Bad Moon Rising,” also reached #2 and helped the album reach #1. Just three months after the release of its predecessor, CCR put out a third studio album, Willy and the Poor Boys, in November 1969. Its single, the toe-tappin’ “Down on the Corner,” was another hit, reaching #3. The album also yielded the classic rock favorite, “Fortunate Son,” a protest song/anti-war anthem (read more).