Wednesday, August 04, 2010

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by John Fogerty, Ottmar Plewka, Robbie Stokes, Thomas M. Kitts, Brett Champlin, Rock Tour Database, Susan Krieger, Greg Artlip, Robert Aerts, Greg Vick, Rob Frith, Michael Kregness, Tim Strawn, Joe Jupille, Miami News, Herald-Tribune, Merrill and Rich, Helix, Ann Arbor Argus, Berkeley Barb, Los Angeles Free Press, to whom I'm most grateful.


THE PLAYBOYS (1958 - 1959)
1) Thomas Richard 'Tom' 'Tommy' Fogerty vocals
2) ???????? + other unknowns


JOHN FOGERTY (DEC 1958)


December 1958: Portola Junior High School, El Cerrito, CA "Christmas program"
John Fogerty's debut playing one or two songs on electric guitar. 




SPIDER WEBB AND THE INSECTS (1959 - 1960)
1) Tommy Fogerty vocals
2) Jeremy Levine guitar
3) Gary 'Spider' Webb drums
4) ? sax
5) ?????? + other unknowns 


UNNAMED REHEARSAL DUO (APR 1959 - SEPT 1959)
1) John Cameron 'Johnny' Fogerty guitar
2) Douglas Ray 'Dough' 'Cosmo' Clifford drums


THE BLUE VELVETS (SEPT 1959 - SUMMER 1961)
1) John Fogerty guitar, bass
2) Doug Clifford drums
3) Stuart Alden 'Stu' Cook piano
+
Tom Fogerty vocals (sat-in from time to time since 1960)


December 1959: Gymnasium, Portola Junior High School, El Cerrito, CA "sock hop"
The Blue Velvets' public debut.

Summer 1960: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
The show was promoted by the El Cerrito Boys Club.

Summer 1960: Sacramento County Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA
The show was promoted by the El Cerrito Boys Club.

Summer 1960: unknown venue, Oakland, CA
The show was promoted by the El Cerrito Boys Club. 

Summer 1960: unknown venue, San Leandro, CA
The show was promoted by the El Cerrito Boys Club. 

Fall 1960: University of California, Berkeley, CA "frat parties"
The band was paid twenty bucks each plus all the beer they wants (!!).

1960 (?): Gymnasium, Encinal High School, Alameda, CA "school assembly"

1960 - 1961: Gymnasium, El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito, CA "school assemblies"
The band played in all the school assemblies held in this high school because they were the only rock band formed by students from this school exactly. In this occasions they played still as The Blue Velvets plus Tommy Fogerty that began to sings with them only for about five songs and then leave.


1960/61: McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, CA "Teen Dance"


UNNAMED LIVE BAND (SEPT 1960 - 1961)
1) John Fogerty guitar
2) Baynard J. Cheshire guitar
3) Ron White drums
4) John Tonaga piano



Fall 1960: Gymnasium, Saint Mary's College High School, Albany, CA "school assembly"

1961: Gymnasium, El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito, CA "school assembly"


TOMMY FOGERTY AND THE BLUE VELVETS (SUMMER 1961 - MAR 1964)
1) John Fogerty lead guitar, piano
2) Tommy Fogerty vocals, piano
3) Doug Clifford drums
4) Stu Cook piano, rhythm guitar


1961 - 1963: Gymnasium, El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito, CA "school assemblies"

1963: Gymnasium, El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito, CA "Tenth Reunion Class of '53"


THE VISIONS (formerly TOMMY FOGERTY AND THE BLUE VELVETS) (MAR 1964 - NOV 1964)
1) John Fogerty vocals, lead guitar
2) Tom Fogerty vocals, rhythm guitar
3) Doug Clifford drums
4) Stu Cook bass


Spring - Fall 1964: The Monkey Inn, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA


UNNAMED LIVE BAND (SEPT ?, 1964 - SEPT 1?, 1964)
1) John Fogerty vocals, lead guitar
2) Tom Fanning vocals, rhythm guitar
3) Mike Byrne vocals, Farfia organ
4) ? drums


September ? - September 1?, 1964: Town Mart, Portland, OR
The band played there five sets a night, six nights a week, for two weeks.


THE APOSTLES (SEPT 1?, 1964 - SEPT 2?, 1964)
1) John Fogerty vocals, lead guitar
2) Tom Fanning vocals, rhythm guitar
3) Mike Byrne vocals, Farfisa organ
4) Doug Clifford drums


September 1? - September 2?, 1964: The Monkey Inn, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA


THE GOLLIWOGS (formerly THE VISIONS) (NOV 1964 - DEC 23, 1967)
1) John Fogerty (aka Toby Green) vocals, lead guitar
2) Tom Fogerty (aka Rann Wild) vocals, tambourine, rhythm guitar
3) Doug Clifford drums
4) Stu Cook bass


1964 - 1965: The Monkey Inn, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

January 23, 1966: The Brass Rail, 160 Mountain View - Alviso Road, Sunnyvale, CA plus Guest Stars (aka The Nitecaps and possibly others)
The band was mis-pelled as 'The Goliwogs' on the poster. This gig was advertised as the band '1st Bay Area Performance'. 

1966: The Continental, South Bay, CA

1966: Civic Auditorium, Stockton, CA

1966: unknown venue, Hanford, CA

1966: unknown venue, Clear Lake, CA

1966: unknown venue, Santa Rosa, CA

1966: unknown venue, Marysville, CA

1966: unknown venue, Yuba City, CA

April 1966: American Legion Hall, Merced, CA with The Morelochs

July or August 1966: War Memorial Auditorium, Turlock, CA

September 30, 1966: Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA "Coop Dance"

October 28, 1966: Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo, CA with The New Breed

November 23, 1966: Strand Theatre, Modesto, CA with Sir Douglas Quintet, The Weathervane

December 17, 1966: Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA with Sonny & Cher, The New Breed, Royal Bishops, Looking Glass

December 30, 1966: Fairfax Park Pavilion, Fairfax, CA with Overbrook Express "Dance" 
The band was mis-pelled as 'The Golli Wogs' on a local newspaper ad. 

January 1967: The Trophy Room, 1527 21st Street, Sacramento, CA

196?: McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, CA "Teen Dance"



CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL #1 (formerly THE GOLLIWOGS) (DEC 24, 1967 - DEC 1970)
1) John Fogerty
2) Tom Fogerty
3) Doug Clifford
4) Stu Cook


January 1968 (?): unknown venue, Sacramento, CA

March 17, 1968: Deno and Carlo, 728 Vallejo Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 
Although this was the only confirmed date I've found so far, I know for sure that Creedence Clearwater Revival played in this bar regularly one or more nights a week at least since February. Apparently they played here on and off until the fall of that same year. At least one more band was from time to time booked along them when they played there, including the Devil's Kitchen and Santana (both during the summer).   

March 18, 1968: back of a flatbed truck parked outside KMPX-FM radio station, 50 Green Street, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, All Men Joy (cancelled), Ace Of Cups (cancelled), Blue Cheer (cancelled) "KMPX Strike Rally"
Creedence Clearwater Revival played at 3:05am, followed by the Grateful Dead who played but only briefly because residents up the hill complained about the noise so the police arrived and ordered the crowd to disperse (so The Ace Of Cups. All Men Joy, and Blue Cheer finally didn't play).  

March 20, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Kaleidoscope, Grateful Dead, Jeremy Steig and The Satyrs, Charlie Musselwhite Southside Sound System, Santana Blues Band, Clover, Blue Cheer, Frumious Bandersnatch, All Men Joy (cancelled), Black Swan (cancelled), Ace Of Cups (cancelled) "KMPX Strike Fund Benefit"
The band was billed only as 'Creedence Clearwater' on the poster. 

March 27, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, Sons Of Champlin, Jeremy and The Satyrs "KMPX Strike Fund Benefit"

April 5-7, 1968: The New Monk, 2109 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

April 14, 1968: Deno and Carlo's Naval Base (aka Muir Beach Lodge), Muir Beach, Marin County, CA with Buddha From Muir Beach (MC), Cleveland Wrecking Co., Country Weather, Marble Farm, Clover, The Womb "Play in the sand - dance groove (open free concert)"

April 19-20, 1968: The Poppycock, Palo Alto, CA

May 5-7, 1968: The New Monk, 2109 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

May 1968 (approximate date): Cheetah, Los Angeles, CA "Fantasy Records' showcase"

May 31 - June 2, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Taj Mahal, Dave Van Ronk, Family Tree, AB Skhy Blues Band, Lights by Electroluminescence

June or July 1968: Mousy's, Davis, CA (one week gig)

June 14, 1968: Deno and Carlo's Naval Base (aka Muir Beach Lodge), Muir Beach, Marin County, CA

July 1, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with West, Lights by Little Joe's Electro Luminescence "Free-From Family Frekaout - KSAN cocktail party" (one show, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm)

July 2-4, 1968: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA with Steppenwolf, It's A Beautiful Day, Lights by Holy See

July 12, 1968: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA with Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat, Kai Moore, Sweet Rush, West, Sandy Bull, Wedge, Initial Shock "Harmony Benefit"
CCR filling in for Phoenix.

July 28, 1968: Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana Blues Band, Country Weather, Chambers Brothers, Sons Of Champlin, Beggar's Opera (filled in for Morning Glory), Gypsum Heaps "The Flick presents Come! Summer Rock Concert! at Stanford" (afternoon show)

August 2-3, 1968: Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA with West (only 3), Martha's Laundry, Liberty Street Wedge, New Dehli River Band, Daemon Grass Hopper, Office, Bubble, The Bernard Barnch Memorial Jugband, Head, Orville Pinecones Contemporary Blues Band, The Fabulous Jets, Charey Nothing, Folk Singers, Tom Scribner & His Musical Saw, Family High Lights, Arts & Crafts, Silent Movies & Sights, and more local groups "Cuesta Folk-Rock Concerts"
CCR played only on August 2. 

August 4, 1968: The Cheetah, Los Angeles, CA with Howlin' Wolf, The Hook, Lights and Visuals by Thomas Edison and Castle Lighting (CCR were advertised to play also on August 3, but they cancelled at last minute and were replaced by Eternity's Children)

August 11, 1968: private beach, Greyhound Rock County Park, Davenport, north Santa Cruz County, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service, West, Phoenix, Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band, The Youngbloods, Flamin' Groovies "West Coast Watermelon Feed and Love-In"

August 16-18, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, Albert Collins, Lights by Holy See

August 24-25, 1968: Committee Theater, 836 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA with Country Weather, Circus

August 26-27, 1968: Cal Expo Hall, Sacramento, CA with Big Foot, Simultaneous Avalanche

Summer 1968: unknown venue, Stinson Beach, CA with Devil's Kitchen

September 14, 1968: Tomorrowland stage, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA with O.C. Smith, Jeannie C. Riley, Mustangs, Humdinger Dancers, Dave Hull (MC) "Date Nite Party"

September 19-21, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Albert King, Black Pearl, Lights by Brotherhood of Light

September 22, 1968: Exposition Hall, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA with Loading Zone, Santana, Fraternity of Man 

October 11-12, 1968: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Beach Boys (11), Turtles (12), New York Rock & Roll Ensemble (12), Lights by Joshua Light Show (11-12)

October 27, 1968: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA with Canned Heat, Chambers Brothers, Grass Roots, Deep Purple, Loading Zone, Womb, Spyders (uncertain) "San Francisco International Pop Festival"

November 1-2, 1968: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA with Albert King, Iron Butterfly

November 9, 1968: Convention Hall, Community Concourse, San Diego, CA

November 15-16, 1968: Sound Factory, Sacramento, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, Santana
The Saturday show also featured a jam between members of Santana and It's A Beautiful Day. 

November 16, 1968: Patio Gardens, Farmington, UT (cancelled?)

November 16, 1968: Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UT with Spirit Of Creation, Lights by Five Fingers On My Hand (CCR cancelled?)

November 22-23, 1968: Kinetic Playground, 4812 N. Clark Avenue, Chicago, IL with Blue Cheer

November 26, 1968: The Armory, Minneapolis, MN with Happy Day 5, Jokers Wild, White Lightning, Lights by Eyes Of Kamphalous Light Show "Smoke Dance"

December 6, 1968: The Spectrum, Phiadelphia, PA with Grateful Dead, Sly and The Family Stone, Steppenwolf , Al Kooper (MC and also sat-in with American Dream) "The 2nd Quaker City Rock Festival" (Creedence Clearwater Revival cancelled and were replaced by American Dream)

December 20-21, 1968: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Deep Purple, James Cotton Blues Band, Lights by Joshua Light Show

1968: Deno and Carlo's Naval Base (aka Muir Beach Lodge), Muir Beach, Marin County, CA with Boogie, Moon Rose Forest "Play in the sand - dance groove (open free concert)"

January 3, 1969: P.N.E. (Pacific National Exposition) Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

January 4, 1969: Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA with Popcorn

January 16-19, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Fleetwood Mac, Albert Collins

February 1, 1969: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA with Canned Heat, Lee Michaels, C.K. Strong

February 28, 1969: Convention Hall, Community Concourse, San Diego, CA with The Turtles

March 1, 1969: 'Happening '68', ABC-TV Show (broadcast date)
CCR perform: 'Proud Mary'.

March 9, 1969: 'Ed Sullivan Show', CBS-TV Show, Ed Sullivan Theatre, Broadway, New York City, NY with The Association, Mickey Mantle, Greg Morris, Norm Crosby, Carol Lawrence, Will Jordan, Jeannie C. Riley (broadcasting date)
CCR perform: 'Proud Mary' and 'Good Golly Miss Molly'.

March 13-16, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Jethro Tull, Sanpaku, Lights by Holy See

March 21-22, 1969: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Spirit, Lights by Pablo

March 28, 1969: Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

March 29, 1969: 'Beat-Club', ARD TV Show, Bremen, West Germany with Simon Dupree and The big Sound, Jimmy Saville, Jorg Marius, The Searchers, Sly and The Family Stone, Boots Randolph, Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger Trinity, The Rascals, Marv Johnson, Melanie, The Hollies, Peter Sarstedt, The Beach Boys, Foundations (broadcast date)
CCR appeared only on film, performing: 'Proud Mary'. 

March 31, 1969: Lockhart Park, Ft. Lauderdale, FL with Canned Heat (31), Strawberry Alarm Clock, MC5 (31; cancelled), Steve Miller Blues Band (maybe 31), Grass Roots, 3 Dog Night, Chuck Berry (31), Sweetwater, Morning Glory, Buffalo Springfield, Fruit Of The Loom, Tiny Tim, Pacific Gas & Electric, Super Session, Blood, Sweat & Tears (cancelled), Chambers Brothers (cancelled), Richie Havens (cancelled), Traffic (cancelled), Jeff Beck Group (cancelled), Canned Heat (31), and many other groups "WSRF Surf-Radio Presents First Annual Fort Lauderdale Easter-Rock Festival" (three-day festival, March 30-April 1)

April 1-3, 1969: Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, FL with Sweetwater, Steve Miller Band, Grateful Dead, Joe Smith and the Believers, New Rhythm and Blues Quartet, Country Joe and The Fish "The Expanded Spiritual Music Concert" (canceled)

April 11, 1969: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA with Canned Heat, Cold Blood

April 18, 1969: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA with Sir Douglas Quintet

April 19, 1969: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA with Jeff Beck Group (canceled), Grass Roots

April 25, 1969: Ice Palace, Las Vegas, NV

April 26, 1969: Santa Clara Fairgrounds, Santa Clara, CA with Smokestack Lightning, People, Wild Honey

May 2-3, 1969: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with Churls, The Litter

May 4, 1969: Electric Circus, New York City, NY

May 10, 1969: The Rose Palace, 835 South Raymond, Pasadena, CA with Southwind, Kaleidoscope, the filmed farewell performance of Cream (Creedence Clearwater Revival cancelled and The Grateful Dead replaced them)

May 10, 1969: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA with Grass Roots

May 17, 1969: Salt Palace Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City, UT with Lee Michaels, Lights by Jerry Abrams Head Lights 

May 22, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Northern California State Youth Choir, Bangor Flying Circus, Lights by Little Princess #109

May 23-24, 1969: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Northern California State Youth Choir, Bangor Flying Circus, Lights by Brotherhood of Light

May 25, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Northern California State Youth Choir, Bangor Flying Circus, Lights by Little Princess #109

May 28 or June 4, 1969: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Elvin Bishop Group, AUM, Bangor Flying Circus, Lights by Brotherhood of Light, Little Princess 109 "People's Park Bail Ball Benefit (aka Berkeley Bail Fund Concert)" (a handbill for this show was dated as May 28, but a subsequent gig list in the Los Angeles Free Press of May 30, dated the gig as June 4)

May 30, 1969: South Mountain Arena, West Orange, NJ with Chuck Berry "Garden State Rock Festival"

June 5, 1969: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Phil Harris, Bobbi Martin
The show, hosted by Johnny Cash, was filmed and later broadcasted on September 27 on ABC-TV as 'The Johnny Cash Show'. Creedence Clearwater Revival perform: 'Bad Moon Rising' and 'Proud Mary'.

June 6, 1969: Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN with Butterscotch Caboose, Soul Survivors

June 7, 1969: Continental Showcase, Houston, TX with The Shayds (or Sherwood)

June 8, 1969: Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX

June 14, 1969: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA with Lee Michaels, The Grass Roots, B. Mitchell Reed (MC)

June 21, 1969: Devonshire Downs (aka The Downs), southwest corner of Devonshire Street and Zelzah Avenue, east of Reseda Boulevard, Northridge, San Fernando Valley (aka The Valley), Los Angeles County, CA with Albert Collins, Sweetwater, Brenton Wood, Buffy Sainte-Matie, Charity, Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, Eric Burdon & (maybe) The Blues Image, The Friends Of Distinction, Lee Michaels, Love "Newport '69"

June 28, 1969: Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO with Aorta, Zephyr, Poco, Johnny Winter, TIm Buckley "Denver Pop Festival"

June 29, 1969: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO with Taj Mahal, Grass Roots 

July 2, 1969: unknown venue, Fairfax, VA

July 4, 1969: Atlanta International Raceway, 1500 Tara Place, just outside Hampton, south of Atlanta, Fulton County, GA with Sweetwater, Ten Wheel Drive, Pacific, Gas & Electric, Dave Brubeck, Ian & Sylvia, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Winter, Al Kooper, Canned Heat "1st Annual Atlanta International Pop Festival"

July 5, 1969: unknown venue, Mobile, AL

July 6, 1969: Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL with John Mayall & His Blues Crusade, Dion

July 11, 1969: Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA

July 12, 1969: PNE Agrodome, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada with Crome Syrcus

July 13, 1969: unknown venue, Portland, OR

July 18-19, 1969: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with AUM, Terry Reid, Lights by Joshua Light Show

July 25, 1969: Cleveland Public Hall, Cleveland, OH with Johnny Winter

July 26, 1969: Olympia Auditorium, Olympia, WA with Box Tops, Savage Grace, Jethro Tull (cancelled), James Gang

August 2, 1969: Atlantic City Race Track, Atlantic City, NJ with Jefferson Airplane, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Tim Buckley, B.B. King, Butterfield Blues Band, The Byrds, Hugh Masekela, Lighthouse, American Dream "Atlantic City Pop Festival"

August 9, 1969: Singer Bowl Stadium, New York City, NY

August 16, 1969: Max Yasgur's dairy farm, White Lake, Bethel, Sullivan County, Woodstock Valley, NY with The Quill, Santana, Keef Hartley Band, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Canned Heat, Mountain, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin & Her Kozmic Blues Band, Sly and The Family Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Lights by Joshua Light Show "Woodstock Music & Art Fair presents An Aquarian Exposition - 3 Days Of Peace & Music' (aka Woodstock or Woodstock Festival)
CCR's performance was filmed and recorded but John Fogerty didn't give the permission to use this for the festival's movie and album soundtrack because their performance was a complete disaster due to various electric problems. However, a few years later, the record of their performance was released first as bootleg titled: 'Woodstock '69' and then (1994) officialy on the re-issued of the Woodstock album soundtrack.

August 22, 1969: Minneapolis Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN

August 24, 1969: Chicago Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

September 1, 1969: Airline Highway Park and Fairgrounds, Prairieville, LA with Country Joe and The Fish, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly "New Orleans Pop Festival"

September 4, 1969: 'Top Of The Pops', BBC 1 TV Show, London, UK with Cliff Richard & Hank Marvin, Dusty Springfield, The Bee Gees, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Move, Zager & Evans (broadcast date)
Creedence Clearwater Revival appeared only with a promo clip, performing: 'Bad Moon Rising'. 

September 17, 1969: 'Dionne Warwick - Souled Out', CBS-TV Special, CBS Television City, 7800 Beverly Boulevard, Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA with Glen Campbell, Burt Bacharach, George Kirby (broadcast date.....in the UK was broadcasted on April 25, 1970)
The band performs 'Proud Mary'. 

September 19, 1969: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ with Poco, Framework, Day Spring

September 20, 1969: Swing Auditorium, National Orange Showgrounds, San Bernardino, CA with Lee Michaels with Frosty, Tom Becker (MC)

September 20, 1969: 'American Bandstand', ABC-TV Show, Los Angeles, CA (broadcasting date)
CCR perform: 'Down On The Corner', 'Commotion', 'Green River' and 'Bad Moon Rising'.

October 18, 1969: 'The Andy Williams Show', NBC-TV Show, Los Angeles, CA with Mama Cass Elliot, Ray Charles, Don Knotts, The Osmond Brothers, Mike Post Orchestra (broadcasting date)
CCR perform: 'Green River'.

November 13, 1969: 'The Music Scene', ABC-TV Show, ABC Studios, Los Angeles, CA with Mama Cass Elliott, Neil Diamond, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 (this episode was broadcasted on December 1) 
CCR perform: 'Down On The Corner' and 'The Night Time Is The Right Time'.


November 15, 1969: Sherman Oaks Park, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA with The Leaves and "members from The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Moby Grape, Sweetwater"

November 16, 1969: 'Ed Sullivan Show', CBS-TV Show, Ed Sullivan Theatre, Broadway, New York City, NY with Jerry Lee Lewis, Carol Lawrence, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jack Carter, Karen Wyman, Edward Villella & Patricia McBride, Moms Mabley (broadcasting date....rebroadcasted on August 16, 1970)
CCR perform: 'Fortunate Son' and 'Down On The Corner'.

November 28, 1969: San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA with Poco, Roxy

November 29, 1969: Inglewood Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA with Southwind, Guess Who

December 3, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Billy Joe Becoat, Gary Wagner, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (filling in for Sanpaku), Clover, Flamin' Groovies, Joy Of Cooking "KPFA Benefit Show"

December 11, 1969: 'Top Of The Pops', BBC 1 TV Show, London, UK with Blue Mink, The Kinks, Rolf Harris, Tommy Roe, The Archies, Marmalade, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (broadcast date)
Creedence Clearwater Revival appeared only with a promo clip, performing: 'Green River'. 

January 3, 1970: 'Get It Together', ABC TV Show with Three Dog Night (broadcast date)

January 24, 1970: 'Get It Together', ABC TV Show with Mel Carter, Seals & Crofts (broadcast date)
CCR perform: 'Fortunate Son'.

January 30, 1970: The Factory, Berkeley, CA
The band jammed at their rehearsal space with Booker T. Jones, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Steve "The Colonel" Cropper from Booker T. and The MG's. The jam was recorded and filmed.

January 31, 1970: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA with Wilbert Harrison, Booker T. & The MG's
The show was recorded and later released on their album: 'The Concert' (1980). The show was also filmed.

April 11, 1970: De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland

April 12, 1970: Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany

April 14-15, 1970: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK with Quintessence
The second show (15) was recorded and later released posthumous on bootleg: 'Crackin' Up'.

April 16, 1970: 'Top Of The Pops', BBC 1 TV Show, London, UK with Dana, Dionne Warwick, Maurice Gibb, Four Tops, Guess Who, Family Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Froijid Pink, Jimmy Ruffin, Norman Greenbaum, Band, Jack Wild  (broadcast date)
Creedence Clearwater Revival appeared only with a promo clip, performing: 'Travellin' Band'. 

April 17, 1970: Tennishalle, Stockholm, Sweden

April 20, 1970: KB-Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

April 22, 1970: Sportpalast, East Berlin, West Germany

April 24, 1970: Olympia Theatre, Paris, France

May 1, 1970: Civic Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 2, 1970: Coliseum Center, Seattle, WA with Lee Michaels

May 13 1970: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY with Booker T. and The MG's, Wilbert Harrison, Scott Muni (MC)

May 15, 1970: Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania campus, Philadelphia, PA

May 23, 1970: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO with Ike and Tina Turner, Wilbert Harrison 

July 9, 1970: 'Top Of The Pops', BBC 1 TV Show, London, UK with Mungo Jerry, Cat Stevens, Four Tops, The Kinks, Marmalade, Stevie Wonder, Ten Years After, Fairweather, Nicky Thomas, Jimmy Ruffin, Pickettwitch, Tony Joe White  (broadcast date)
Creedence Clearwater Revival appeared only with a promo clip, performing: 'Up Around The Bend'. 

July 10, 1970: Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX with Booker T. and The MG's, WIlbert Harrison



July 11, 1970: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX with Booker T. and The MG's, WIlbert Harrison

July 17, 1970: Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH with Booker T. and The MG's, Wilbert Harrison

July 18, 1970: Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI with Booker T. and The MG's, Wilbert Harrison

August 1, 1970: unknown venue, Miami, FL

August 6, 1970: Shea Stadium, New York City, NY with Big Brother and The Holding Company (cancelled?), Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Al Kooper, Country Joe McDonald (cancelled), Hair, Richie Havens, James Gang, Mother Earth, Pacific Gas & Electric, Tom Paxton, Poco, The Rascals, John Sebastian, Sha Na Na, Paul Simon, Staple Singers, Steppenwolf, Dionne Warwick, Ten Wheel Drive, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, Miles Davis (cancelled), Herbie Hancock "Summer Festival for Peace - Benefit Concert"

August 9, 1970: J.F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Judy Collins, Al Kooper, Country Joe McDonald, Miles Davis, Delaney & Bonnie, John Denver, Richie Havens, Janis Joplin, Mother Earth, Tom Paxton, Peter Paul & Mary, The Rascals, Seatrain, David Rea, Rotary Connection, Sha Na Na, Staple Singers, Rosalie Sorrels, Ten Wheel Drive "Summer Festival for Peace - Benefit Concert"

August 11, 1970: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA "Haight-Ashbury Medical Clinic Benefit"

August 14, 1970: unknown venue, Jacksonville, FL

August 15, 1970: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL

August 28, 1970: unknown venue, Las Vegas, NV

August 29, 1970: Inglewood Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA with Booker T. and The MG's, Wilbert Harrison

September 18, 1970: Boston Garden, Boston, MA with Booker T. and The MG's

September 19, 1970: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada

September 24, 1970: 'Top Of The Pops', BBC 1 TV Show, London, UK with Freda Payne, Aretha Franklin, Black Sabbath, Blue Mink, CLiff Richard, Diane Ross, Engelbert Humperdinck, Family, Oliver, The Delltones  (broadcast date)
Creedence Clearwater Revival appeared only with a promo clip, performing: 'Long As I Can See The Light'. 




October 3, 1970: unknown venue, Honolulu, HI

unknown date 1970: 'Something Else', US TV Show
CCR perform: 'Get Back' and 'Lookin' Out My Backdoor'.

December 12, 1970: The Factory, Berkeley, CA
The band gives a party and concert at their rehearsal studio for the invited press to get more acquinted with the band. 



CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL #2 (formerly THE BLUE VELVETS) (DEC 1970 - MAY 22, 1972)
1) John Fogerty
2) Doug Clifford
3) Stu Cook


May 29, 1971: 'In Concert', TV Show (broadcast date)
A one-hour special with the Creedence Clearwater Revival in concert at the Oakland Coliseum, at work, and in rehearsal immediately prior to the concert.  

June 21, 1971: 'The Big Record', TV Show with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steppenwolf, Ike & Tina Turner, Tony Joe White (broadcast date)

July 4, 1971: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Santana, Tower Of Power "Fillmore West Last Days - Closed Night"
The show was recorded and later released posthumous on bootleg: 'Recorded Live At Fillmore West'. The show was also filmed and released on the documentary film: 'Fillmore West - Last Days'.

July 5, 1971: International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

July 10, 1971: unknown venue, Chicago, IL with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

July 11, 1971: Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

July 12, 1971: Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

July 14, 1971: unknown venue, Syracuse, NY with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

July 15, 1971: Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, RI with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

July 16, 1971: Boston Garden, Boston, MA with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

July 17, 1971: Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Forest Hills, NY "Forest Hills Music Festival"

July 19, 1971: Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

July 21, 1971: Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

August 2, 1971: Assembly Center, Tulsa, OK with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

August 3, 1971: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

August 4, 1971: Loyola University, New Orleans, LO with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

August 5, 1971: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

August 6, 1971: Hemishphere Arena, San Antonio, TX with Bo Diddley, Tower Of Power

August 7, 1971: Wil Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX with Tower Of Power, Bo Diddley

August 7, 1971: 'Creedence Clearwater Revival Documentary', BBC 2 TV, UK (broadcast date; from 9:15pm to 10:05pm)

August 8, 1971: Memorial Coliseum, Dallas, TX with Tower Of Power, Bo Diddley

August 10, 1971: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO with Tower Of Power, Bo Diddley

August 11, 1971: Coliseum, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS with Tower Of Power, Bo Diddley

August 12, 1971: Oklahoma State Fair Arena, 333 Gordon Cooper Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK with Tower Of Power, Bo Diddley

September 1, 1971: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

September 10, 1971: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

September 13, 1971: Kongresshalle, Frankfurt, West Germany with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

September 14, 1971: 'unknown title', SFB Radio Show, Berlin, West Germany (only interview, not performed)

September 16, 1971: Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, West Germany with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

September 17, 1971: Ernst Meck Halle, Homburg, West Germany with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

September 18, 1971: 'American Bandstand', ABC-TV Show, Los Angeles, CA with Bobby Russell (broadcasting date)
CCR appeared only on film, performing 'Sweet Hitchhiker'.

September 19, 1971: 'The Super Stars', TV Special with Sam Riddle (host), Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Ike & Tina Turner, The Who, Sha Na Na, Neil Diamond, Phil Everly, Bobby hatfield, Rick Nelson (broadcast date)

September 19, 1971: KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark wth Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

September 21, 1971: Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

September 24, 1971: Sportpaleis, Antwerpen, Belgium with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

September 27-28, 1971: Royal Albert Hall, London, England with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

October 2, 1971: H.I.C. Auditorium, Honolulu, HI with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

October 15, 1971: Inglewood Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA wth Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

October 16, 1971: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

October 21, 1971: Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

October 22, 1971: Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

October 23, 1971: unknown venue, Vancouver, BC, Canada with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

October 24, 1971: Sports Arena, San Diego, CA with Tony Joe White, Tower Of Power

November 15, 1971: 'In Concert', TV Show with Booker T. and The MGs (broadcast date....rebroadcasted on July 29, 1972)
The show featured highlights of the band's last month gig at the L.A. Forum, plus rehearsals, jam sessions and comments of group members. Guesting on the show are Booker T. and The MGs.   

December 26, 1971: 'Big Record', TV Show with Jefferson Airplane, and others (broadcast date)

February 8, 1972: Western Spring Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

February 11, 1972: unknown venue, Brisbane, Australia

February 13, 1972: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia

February 15-16, 1972: Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia

February 17-18, 1972: Apollo Stadium, Richmond, Australia

February 20, 1972: Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia

February 25, 1972: Aichiken-Taikukan, Nagoya, Japan

February 28, 1972: Kaseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan

February 29, 1972: Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan

April 12, 1972: unknown venue, Cincinnati, OH with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

April 15, 1972: Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA wth Tony Joe White, Freddie King

April 16, 1972: unknown venue, Monroe, CA with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

April 18, 1972: unknown venue, Jacksonville, FL with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

April 19, 1972: unknown venue, Orlanda,FL with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

April 20, 1972: unknown venue, West Palm Beach, FL with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

April 21, 1972: unknown venue, Miami, FL with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

April 23, 1972: unknown venue, Winston-Salem, NC with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

April 24, 1972: Coliseum, University of Georgia campus, Athens, GA with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 5, 1972: University of Minnesota, Bloomington, MN with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 7, 1972: unknown venue, Duluth, MN with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 9, 1972: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, IA with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 10, 1972: Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 12, 1972: Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 13, 1972: unknown venue, Little Rock, AR with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 15, 1972: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 16, 1972: unknown venue, Dallas, TX with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 18, 1972: unknown venue, El Paso, TX with Tony Joe White. Freddie King

May 20, 1972: unknown venue, Salt Lake City, UT with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

May 22, 1972: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO with Tony Joe White, Freddie King

38 comments:

  1. Bruno, the CCR concert July 19, 1971, in Charlotte, NC, was held at the Charlotte Coliseum. It was my first concert at 13. Thanks for putting all this info together!

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    1. Thanks "Anonymous". Update!

      ps: please let me know your name so I can give you the credit for the help in my "thanks section" above.

      cheers,
      Bruno

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  2. Bruno, if you are out there...please reply...I wanted to ask you if you have a day to day--night to night gig schedule of Creedence Clearwater Revival from whatever point of their first gig was...until the band actually does it's last show...!....I was at The FILLMORE EAST in July 1969 when they played on the same bill with a trio called AUM from San Francisco and England's great keyboardist and singer Terry Reid...some listings on the internet do NOT show that particular date....There is a Fillmore East Preservation website that seems to "disappear" from sight here on the internet and then surfaces again ....can you help...?....thank you...Joe a.k.a. Hollywood Joe www.hollywoodjoe.com

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    1. I'm here Joe! My gig schedule of CCR? Is here, above! I have listed here all the gigs I know so far. I have the Fillmore East shows in July 18-19, 1969, you see above? It's all here!

      cheers,
      Bruno

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  3. Hey Bruno! I grew up with stories from my dad who said that one of the members of Creedence Clearwater Revival was his cousin. He remembered spending time with him, going together to family functions, etc. Before my dad passed away (June 2011) he had alzheimer's and heart failure. He looked at one of the album covers and said, "I remember helping him change a tire" but that's all I got...How can I find out more? My email is jessandtess@hotmail.com thank you!

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  4. Hello Bruno,

    Stu Cook didn't play harmonica, John Fogerty did. The lider of CCR also played Hammond organ during "The Golliwogs" days.

    Thanks for your dates, they are great.

    Andrés (andystone1@hotmail.com)

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    1. You're welcome Andrés and thanks to you too for the corrections!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  5. Hi Bruno. Great list! Heck of a lot of work!

    I have a little additional info. I was at the concert in St. Louis, MO on August 10, 1971. It was my first. The opening acts were Tower of Power and Bo Diddly. The same as you mentioned for the Detroit show on July 11th. Also, I have a reproduction concert poster that list both acts as opening for CCR in Cincinnati, OH on July 12th. It also lists the venue as Cincinnati Gardens. I would surmise that most, if not all, of the concerts in July-August 1971 were the same.

    Hope this helps flesh things out a little more.

    Merrill

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    1. Thanks Merrill! Update and give you the credit for the help of course!

      Cheers,
      Bruno Ceriotti

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  6. Hi Bruno, impressive list. THANKS !!
    As a member of several online CCR and related mailinglists , forums and fanclubs I can tell you that we have an impressive list of gigs listed ourselves too. Lots of them don't seem to fit in with these. It will take a lof of work to find out which ones are right or wrong I guess. I'll try to compare them and let you know the result.
    Meanwhile,
    Keep on Chooglin' !!
    Robert Aerts (Belgium)

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  7. Sunday May 4th 1969 they played in "Grande Ballroom" Detroit Michigan, not in NY.
    Robert Aerts (Belgium)

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    1. Hi Robert!

      First of all thanks to appreciate my work and excuse me if my english is not perfect but I'm Italian!

      About the Grande Ballroom gigs, CCR played only on May 2-3, and on May 4 Taj Mahal replaced them as headliner act (confirmed by a poster). Also I can confirm that CCR played at the Electric Circus on May 4 thanks to a couple of edition of Billboard magazine (one announced the upcoming gig and another had a very little review of the band performance).

      Cheers,
      Bruno Ceriotti

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  8. hello Bruno: My first ever rock concert was July 12 1969 at the Agrodome in Vancouver BC. Approx. 5000 seat venue. Opening act was Seattle based band Crome Syrcus.

    Regards, Rich

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    1. Thanks Rich! Update and give you the credit for the help!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  9. Did you hear the recent podcast of Marc Maron's WTF with John Forgery? Lots of interesting history!
    http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_392_-_john_fogerty

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  10. great, thanks Domitype!

    Cheers,
    Bruno

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  11. was any one there for the concert in Vancouver either 1969 or 1970 when John was dressed in a full white cowboy suit? I was just a kid and don't remember which venue it was at.. but I do remember going with a buddy; John Chisolm

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  12. FYI the September 18, 1970 venue was Boston Garden. Booker T and the MGs opened.

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  13. This is fantastic! Thanks for compiling all of it!

    As an fyi, in '64 for the gigs at the Monkey Inn and Town Mart, Mike Byrne is correct as the name of the piano player. He's my uncle, he's still around and playing, and remembers the time fondly.

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  14. Bruno I saw them in Vancouver also in 69. My friend and I thumbed a ride from Barrie Ontario with 2 American draft dodgers right from Barrie. Three day trip out but took us three weeks to thumb home. Vancouver was a safe haven back then for these guys avoiding Vietnan.Just a bit of trivia. I don,t remember the white cowboy suit but we were a long ways up in the stadium. By thw John Fogerty is playing this week in Orrillia Ontario at Casino Rama. Thanxs much for your information.Paul

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  15. Hi, I have a concert ticket from Friday April 25th 1969 in the Las Vegas Ice Palace

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    1. Thanks Robert! Gig added!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  16. Don't know how it fits in here, but I just saw a poster by the Golliwogs and it announces a concert on Sunday January 23rd in 1966 at "The Brass Rail", 160 Mountain view-Alviso Road ... The poster says "GOLIWOGS" (misprint?) and also mentions : "First Bay Area Performance" . I can supply a picture from it if necessary.

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    1. yes Robert, please send me the poster via email!

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  17. I just did, remember I don't own it, it belongs to a friend of mine !

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  18. The Questa Folk-Rock Festival in San Luis Obispo Aug.2,1968.(poster available)

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    1. Thanks Robert! I'd like to see the poster, send me via email if you can

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  19. Hello. I can supply the venue for the CCR gig (as opening act for Vanilla Fudge) in September '68 in Hawaii. It was at the Honolulu International Center, now called the Blaisdell Center. I was 13 and CCR absolutely rocked.

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  20. I was 12 and my first concert was CCR, Santana opened for them at the Bakersfield "Civic" Auditorium, Bakersfield California 1970. After Santana, and as CCR was starting their set, a riot broke out, and the rest of concert cancelled. No where can I find anything about this. I was there. It happened. Any one have any info?

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    1. Hey Jill, do you still have a ticket or a flyer from that concert ? Can't find any concert of CCR in Bakersfield whatsoever.....

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    2. Even in Santana's old tourdates there's no mention of a Bakersfield concert in 1970.

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  21. Something for the collectors or archivists amongst us : "Yes I Love You / Oh Yes I Know" are the very first recordings from the 4 CCR members ever. Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets recorded these songs at the Dick Vance Studios in 1959 on acetate only. Only a few copies exist. We got to hear these songs two months ago, so we know they exist :-)

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  22. Another CCR concert to ad : November 26, 1968, Minneapolis, Armory (with Happy Day 5, Jokers Wild, White Lightning and Smoke Dance)

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