Lead singers in rock groups all have good voices. John Fogerty has a sound. It’s a swampy rasp that tells the history of rock and roll with every passing note. His voice he gave to a generation. “Down On the Corner” and “Up Around the Bend” were happy signposts. “Fortunate Son” and “Run through the Jungle” were working man’s anthems for peace and equality. “Who’ll Stop the Rain” encapsulated the experience of a three-day summer music festival which never stops jamming. Celebrating 50 years since Creedence Clearwater Revival played at Woodstock, Fathom Events will project the new concert film John Fogerty – 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks at cinemas nationwide.
The show was recorded at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on June 20, 2019, as part of Fogerty’s nationwide “My 50 Year Trip” tour. “I’ve played Red Rocks a number of times over the years and it’s always magical, but this time, to play with both of my sons on this amazing stage, will certainly go down as one of the major highlights of my life,” Fogerty said in a statement at the time.
The one day only event will present the entire concert movie, which runs over 2 hours. Fogerty and his nine-piece band, which included his 28-year-old son Shane, blast through 17 of his classic hits, like “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son,” and “Centerfield,” and covers like Gladys Knight and the Pips’ version of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” the Beatles‘ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” the Who’s “My Generation,” and Dale Hawkins’ “Susie Q,” which graced CCR’s debut album in 1968 and was the only song the band recorded to hit the Top 40 which wasn’t written by Fogerty.
You can watch the trailer here:
“Born on the Bayou”
“Lookin’ Out My Back Door”
“Who’ll Stop the Rain”
“Up Around the Bend”
“Rock and Roll Girls”
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
“Long as I Can See the Light”
“Run Through the Jungle”
“Keep On Chooglin'”
“Have You Ever Seen the Rain”
“Down On the Corner”
“The Old Man Down the Road”
“Bad Moon Rising”
John Fogerty – 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks will be released on CD and digitally on Nov. 8, 2019. The concert film will play for one night only, Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day.
Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.