Did You Know: “Proud Mary” By Creedence Clearwater Revival

This afternoon on ‘Tickets @ 2’ we’re featuring “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

John Fogerty wrote the lyrics based on 3 song title ideas: “Proud Mary, ” “Riverboat,” and “Rolling On A River.”

This song was the first of five singles by the group that went to #2 on the US chart. They had the most # 2 songs without ever having a #1.

The line, “Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans” is actually “Pumped a lot of ‘Pane,” as in propane. Even though CCR was from El Cerrito, California, many thought they were from New Orleans or some part of the South because of their swamp rock sound.

When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller # 8 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a 4-Pack of tickets to visit the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live.

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