Wednesday, April 24, 2024

John Fogerty Dedicates “Proud Mary” To Tina Turner in Concert: “We’ve lost the Queen of Rock and Roll” (Watch)


Tina and Ike Turner had their first breakthrough hit in 1971 with “Proud Mary.” The song was written by John Fogerty and performed by his group, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Two nights ago, Fogerty performed “Proud Mary” and dedicated it to Tina after her sad passing this week. He said, “It’s the first good song I ever wrote.” He added: “We’ve lost the Queen of Rock and Roll.”

“Proud Mary” came from CCR’s second album, called “Bayou Country,”

released in 1969.

It was the third track on the second side of a short album. But Tina and Ike heard something, slowed down the beginning famously, then went wild. The rest is history.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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