Legendary rocker John Fogerty revealed last fall that he would mark the 50th anniversary of his career with a celebration on the road via an expanded 2019 world tour. That tour stops in Hammond for one performance at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino.
In January of 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival released their second album, Bayou Country. Fogerty’s composition, “Proud Mary” 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.
Of the three albums’ 26 songs, no less than 22 were written by Fogerty. These LPs also include such CCR classics as “Lodi” and “Born on the Bayou,” plus their legendary covers of “The Midnight Special,” “Cotton Fields” and “The Night Time is the Right Time.”
Tickets are limited. Go to The Venue’s ticket office online for details.