LAUGHLIN–The sounds of “Bad Moon Rising” and “Proud Mary” will fill the E-Center this weekend as members of Creedence Clearwater Revisited takes the stage as part of their nationwide tour.
Stu Cook, one of two original band members of Creedence Clearwater Revival, told the Bee this will be the 23rd year playing in Laughlin.
“We play where ever we get a chance,” said Cook. “Laughlin has always been a nice place and there are a lot of fans of CCR that live there and also many who come to Laughlin to watch us from other locations.”
Cook, along with other original CCR bandmate Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, collaborated together following their introduction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to bring the music of CCR back to the fans, some 23 years later after CCR broke up. The original band also included brothers, John and Tom Fogerty.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited includes fellow band members Steve Gunner, guitar/keyboard; Dan McGuiness, lead vocals/rhythm guitar; and Kurt Griffey, lead guitarist.
“The fans are still there,” he said of the rebirth of CCR. “To walk into a restaurant or store and hear a song from us come on is a great feeling.”
Cook recently had that experience when he was inside a popular restaurant in Ventura, California and two of the bands songs played on the stereo, “We broke up 47 years ago and the songs are still playing,” he said with a chuckle in his voice.
The songs CCR created continue to play on with each generation.
“We see at least three generations at our shows,” said Cook. “There are the grandparents, parents and their kids attending our shows, and we have some wonderful fans.”
This weekends show, said Cook, will be all Creedence, all night. Fans will hear their favorite CCR’s songs throughout the concert.
The group is also preparing for a show at the 50th anniversary of Woodstock in 2019. CCR headlined Woodstock in 1969.
“We are so excited and honored to be a part of their anniversary show,” said Cook. “There will be new product, some unreleased songs and original group merchandise.”
Cook said over the half century of being in the music industry he has written 20 songs, however, not all have been produced.
“We try to pick the best ones,” he said. “It is difficult at times to write a song and not have it out there. But, I like collaborating with other artists and seeing the fans enjoying the songs.”
Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s concert is Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. inside the E-Center at the Edgewater Casino. Tickets start at $35 per person and can be purchased at www.edgewater-casino.com or by calling 800-677-4837.
Stu Cook (forefront) and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford (drums)
I want to see Clifford, Cook, and Fogerty together at last; for the Woodstock 50th in 2019.
Whatever it takes you guys.