If karma is real, Curnane clearly has some of the good stuff stored up, because members of Fogerty’s team happened to discover her ad — and responded by not only fulfilling her request, but sending her a pair of front-row tickets that came in an envelope reading “Believe in little miracles.”
It's a big year for John Fogerty. The musician behind Creednce Clearwater Revival recently turned 70, and his autobiography, "Fortunate Son," will be published in October. But is this as big as 1969, the year when Creedence was one of the biggest bands in the world?
"When you're young, you kind of put your head down and start working," said the 70-year-old musician. "You have an idea, and you work real hard, and when it comes true, you sort of just take it in stride."
He’ll be playing most of the hits CCR had in 1969 — “Down on the Corner” and “Fortunate Son,” to name two more. Expect to hear most of the other early favorites, and some of his post-CCR solo hits as well.
Here’s footage of John Fogerty to remind us of just how amazingly good he is. Performing with an all-star band – Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Steve Jordan on drums and Randy Jackson on bass – John blows away the 1989 Concert Against Aids in Oakland, CA.
Nineteen sixty-nine was a pretty good year for John Fogerty. His band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, released three landmark albums, hit the Top 5 on the charts with four singles, appeared twice on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and performed at Woodstock and the Atlanta Pop Festival.
To commemorate a more than memorable year for the California native, John Fogerty launched the "1969" tour late last year, a series of live shows that would hit the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Mother's Day evening.
"I’m a generation or more younger than Fogerty, but when I got around the fence and up near the stage I encountered two women at least a decade younger than me, who leapt and yelped in happy recognition at the opening chords of “Lookin’ Out My Backdoor” (It’s one of my favorites too). A few minutes later, people all around me, ages ranging from 20 to 60 were loudly singing the chorus of “Midnight Special” – a deeper cut, not a hit."
In this Q&A, Fogerty regales the Cream with memories from 1969, the three Creedence albums released during it and how, in 1997, he embraced his Creedence catalog after more than a decade of refusing to play those songs live.
It was like a gathering of American greats on the Late Show when John Fogerty performed at the invitation of the program’s outgoing host, David Letterman.
“Over the years we’ve had such tremendous music. And no greater than tonight,” Letterman told the audience as Fogerty took the stage.