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.