Tuesday, May 5, 2020

John Fogerty and family perform CCR classic Who’ll Stop The Rain

John Fogerty and his family are streaming video of a home quarantine jam performance of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic, “Who’ll Stop The Rain.”

The tune was part of a double A-sided lead single from 1970’s “Cosmo’s Factory” album alongside “Travelin’ Band”, with both reaching No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Prior to the performance from Fogerty’s home, the rocker shared a story of the inspiration behind the song: a 1969 performance at Woodstock where CCR were scheduled to follow The Grateful Dead with a planned 9pm slot that ultimately saw them take the stage many hours later as result of delays at the legendary festival…including an extended, LSD-laced set by the jam band.

“Bringing a little light from our home to yours,” adds Fogerty. “We are having a little family fun together during the pandemic. It's such a great feeling to be making and playin' music surrounded by love.

“We all need to celebrate the life we have and remember how precious it is. I love music, I am listening every day. Makes everything feel better for me. Put the records on, pull out the old guitar, turn the radio up.. and dance to the music!”

See also:

John Fogerty performs CCR classics on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
John Fogerty performs CCR classics for NPR's Tiny Desk concert series
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John Fogerty and family perform CCR classic in quarantine jam
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