He played Travelin’ Band, Green River, and Born on the Bayou off the top and with tenacity, chasing after guitar solos like they stole his milk money. A septuagenarian with this many springs in his step? On most nights, an unheard-of proposition.
Welcome to 1969. Time travel courtesy of John Fogerty, the heart and soul of one of the most popular bands — albeit briefly — of that era, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Even though they came from California, CCR parlayed Southern rock songs about bayous and the Big Muddy into record sales that now top 26 million. In 1969 they had three top 10 albums — Bayou Country, Green River and Willie and the Poor Boys — and four hit singles.
Sunday night at a sold-out Riverside Theater, John Fogerty seemed to be living in the past.
The former singer, songwriter and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival is focusing on 1969 on his current tour, when Creedence broke out with a whopping three hit albums, before imploding from band member disputes just three years later.
What was preached Saturday night was made official today. John Fogerty is returning his “Fortunate Son in Concert” greatest-hits show to the Venetian Theater this fall, the dates running Sept. 14-Oct. 1. Fogerty told the audience at Saturday night’s performance that he would be back on the Strip in September to a wild response.
Due to popular demand, legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty returns to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas for an encore residency this fall.
“It was the greatest rockin’ Las Vegas at The Venetian,” remarked Fogerty. “I am overwhelmed and so grateful at the response we have had that we are going to bring my show, Fortunate Son in Concert, back in September! Come join us next fall to shake things up rock ‘n’ roll style.”
If 70 years old is as much fun as John Fogerty makes it look… let’s all just hop in the time machine now and hit fast forward. Kicking off his eight-show Vegas concert engagement at the Venetian, this iconic rocker absolutely rocked the house (as much as you can rock an audience of 1969 Woodstock festival goers) on Saturday.
He wrote "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising" and "Have You Ever Seen The Rain". Rock Legend John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival looks back on his illustrious career. Tune in Tuesday, January 12 at 8|7c only on AXS TV!
“I’m really looking forward to playing some rock ‘n’ roll here in Las Vegas,” said Fogerty. “I wanted to come in here loud and proud on a bike as kind of the rock ‘n’ roll way, and if you come out to the show you’ll see that too…
45 years ago today (12/16/70), Creedence Clearwater Revival it gold with four albums Bayou Country (1969), Green River (1969), Willy and the Poor Boys (1969) and Cosmo’s Factory (1970). Watch the boys take us to school with this hard rocking version of “Born on the Bayou” from Bayou Country.