By Lethbridge Herald on March 23, 2015.
Music lovers will be transported back to 1969 on July 30 at The Enmax Centre.
John Fogerty will perform songs made famous that year with his performance, Creedence Clearwater Revival – 1969. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which start at $20, go on sale March 27 at 10 a.m.
Fogerty recently announced the additional Canadian dates on his 1969 tour, which celebrates the year in which Fogerty wrote and produced three seminal albums with Creedence Clearwater Revival — Bayou Country, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys.
Beginning with Proud Mary, he wrote and produced an enormous volume of recordings in a small amount of time that propelled Creedence Clearwater Revival to become the number one group in the world. The legacy of 1969 lives on with Born on the Bayou, Green River, Bad Moon Rising, Down on the Corner and Fortunate Son, musical output which occurred while the world’s cultural and political landscape was in upheaval. The show will be centered around this year, but also include his complete catalog of hits.
Fogerty, one of popular music’s all-time greatest singers, guitar players and songwriters, saw his career begin in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, as he soon earning popular and critical success with Creedence Clearwater Revival. With CCR, Fogerty forged a sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie and southern fried rock ‘n’ roll.
After CCR called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on a solo career. Among its highlights are 1975’s John Fogerty, featuring the rollicking Rockin’ All Over The World and 1985’s Centrefield. With hit singles, including The Old Man Down The Road, Rock And Roll Girls and the title track, the multi-platinum collection marked Fogerty’s return to the forefront of modern rock ‘n’ roll.
1997’s Blue Moon Swamp earned Fogerty further acclamation, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Among his other honours are induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BMI Pop Music Awards’ prestigious BMI Icon and Performance Magazine’s Theater Tour of the Year Award. In addition, Fogerty and Centerfield were honoured during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the annual ceremonies.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.livenation.com, charge By phone at 403-329-7328 or at The Enmax Centre/Yates Theatre Box Office. Tickets, including GST, are $20, $49.50 and $79.50 (plus FMF and service charges).
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