|Celebrate Christmas with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Gary U.S. Bonds on Next Dave White Present
||[Dec. 13th, 2012|11:26 am]
Celebrate Christmas with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Gary U.S. Bonds on the next Dave White Presents!
"Proud Mary." "Suzie Q." "Bad Moon Rising." "Down on the Corner." "Lodi." "Born on the Bayou." "Have You Ever Seen Rain?"
From 1967 to 1972, few bands matched the success of Creedence Clearwater Revival for riding high on the charts with so many influential songs. Then, few top groups broke up so publicly and so controversially with repercussions lasting to the present day.
While many think CCR was essentially John Fogerty's band, Creedence Clearwater couldn't have been what it was without the bass of Stu Cook, rhythm guitar by Tom Fogerty, or the drums of Doug "Cosmo" Clifford. Since 1995, Cook and Clifford have been proving just that in Creedence Clearwater Revisited, a hot little band Clifford will tell you all about on the Tuesday, Dec. 18 DWP Christmas Special!
In a lengthy interview with Wes Britton, Clifford goes way back to talk about the early years of the original CCR on the road and in the studio. He shares his feelings about the band's break-up and what fans can enjoy when they see Creedence Clearwater Revisited in concert, especially on the upcoming Rock Legends Cruise. We'll play two songs for you, including the new CCR's version of Chuck Berry's "Run, Rudolf, Run"!
Speaking of rockin' Christmas music, no one can deliver a party better than Gary U.S. Bonds! Back in 1961, he delivered the goods when he topped the charts with his smash, Quarter to Three." Bonds went on to have nine Top 40 hits, including songs like "This Little Girl" with a little help from a gent named Bruce Springsteen.
Now, Gary has a new album called CHRISTMAS IS ON!, and he means it! On the next DWP, he'll tell you how it came together and shares some classic and funny rock stories. Did you know he fired the Beatles as his back-up band as, at the time, they weren't very good? Did you know he didn't move around on stage until Sam Cooke slapped him around and told him to put on a better show? We'll get into those anecdotes and more and play two samples from CHRISTMAS IS ON!—including a new party tune featuring Danny G, the original sax-man from "Quarter to Three"!
Of course, if it's Christmas on Dave White Presents, you gotta expect Dave's "predictably unpredictable" comedy and satire that'll warm your chestnuts and put bubbles in your eggnog!
It all happens Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
But if you miss the premiere broadcast, we won't put coal in your stockings! On Wed. Dec. 19, the 90 minute spectacular will be available forever as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
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Hear you then—and Happy Holidays—all of them—from all of us at Dave White Presents!