Clips & Pix: John Fogerty/Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Given I just got a ticket for the 2018 John Fogerty/ZZ Top Blues and Bayous Tour, Fogerty is very much on my mind. If I could only choose one song by Creedence Clearwater Revival, which admittedly would almost be impossible, I’d go with Have You Ever Seen The Rain? I just love this tune – plain and simple!

One of the many hits Fogerty wrote for the band, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? became a single backed with Hey Tonight, another ace tune, released in January 1971. Both songs were included on CCR’s sixth studio album Pendulum, which appeared in December 1970.

The song is a perfect illustration of Fogerty’s great ability to write simple tunes with great melodies. Most of the time, that’s when rock tends to be best, in my opinion.

I could have selected a more recent performance (in fact as recent as from 2017), but this is all concert footage captured by fans on smartphones, and as such the quality isn’t particularly great. Therefore, I went with this clip that apparently is from The Long Road Home – In Concert, a DVD and double-live album Fogerty put out in June 2006.

Sources: Wikipedia, YouTube

2 thoughts on “Clips & Pix: John Fogerty/Have You Ever Seen The Rain”

  1. Have you read the Fogerty autobiography of a few years ago? I haven’t- it looks like a quick read may give that a try.. I see you are on the ball and got the tickets. I need to get them before it’s too late. I am sure both Fogerty and ZZ Top are going to be playing what you want to hear!

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    1. I surely hope so!

      Here are the tunes Fogerty played in Vegas in January, where he seems to have a residency, according to Setlist.fm – killer set! 🙂

      – Proud Mary
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Green River
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Susie Q
      (Dale Hawkins cover)
      – Sweet Hitch-Hiker
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Oh! Susanna
      ([traditional] cover)
      – Lookin’ Out My Back Door
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Good Golly Miss Molly
      (Little Richard cover)
      – Psycho
      (The Sonics cover)
      – Long as I Can See the Light
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Love and War
      (Brad Paisley cover)
      – Keep On Chooglin’
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Who’ll Stop the Rain
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Up Around the Bend
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
      (Gladys Knight & The Pips cover)
      – Born on the Bayou
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – I Put a Spell on You
      (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover)
      – Midnight Special
      (Lead Belly cover)
      – New Orleans
      (Gary “U.S.” Bonds cover)
      – Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Down on the Corner
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – The Old Man Down the Road
      – Centerfield

      Encore:
      – Bad Moon Rising
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
      – Fortunate Son
      (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)

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