|Creedence Clearwater Revival|
Creedence Clearwater Revival at Woodstock
|Performed on||Day 2|
|Started at||12.30 am, Sunday, 17th|
|Played for||50 min.|
|Festival Day Chronology|
|Prev. artist||The Grateful Dead at 10.30 pm|
|Next artist||Janis Joplin at 2.00 am|
Creedence Clearwater Revival's catchy music was one of the true hightlights of the whole festival. Though they started late in the night from Saturday to Sunday (around 12.30) their blend of R&B, Folk- and Country-Rock didn't fail to impress. However, John Fogerty complained that the long set of The Grateful Dead delayed their set so most of the audience went to bed when CCR performed in the middle of the night.
- John Fogerty - vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
- Tom Fogerty - rhythm guitar, vocals
- Doug "Cosmo" Clifford - drums
- Stu Cook - bass
- Born on the Bayou
- Green River
- Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
- Bad Moon Rising
- Proud Mary
- I Put a Spell on You
- The Night Time Is the Right Time
- Keep on Chooglin'
- Suzie Q
The setlist consists of material from their first three albums (the fourth album Willy and the Poor Boys was released in November 1969). There were no surprises, as CCR chose only the highlights. The performances are tight and upright. They rushed through "Green River", "Bad Moon Rising" and "Proud Mary" and left little room for improvisation. John Fogerty kept the tempo up and the band just followed him.
At the end they got a little bit more relaxed. The haunting "I Put a Spell on You" (written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, the opener on their self-titled debut album) hollows in the dark, followed by - the title says it all - "The Night Time Is the Right Time".
"Keep on Chooglin'", announced as their last number, includes a harmonica solo and lasts for over 9 minutes. The band then returned with the pretty "Suzie Q" as the encore and jammed for about 10 minutes before leaving the stage.
Some songs can be found on film outtakes and bootleg soundboard recordings. A few songs from their set were shot on black/white film. CCR's set was fully released in 2019.
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