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‘Bayou Country’ (January 5)

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Bayou Country turns 50 today (January 5) and, thus, starts a yearlong celebration of the band’s incredible three album run in 1969.

The 7-track LP was anchored by “Born On the Bayou” and the hit “Proud Mary,” and while critics weren’t very receptive to the other tracks, the album as a whole served as a stepping stone to CCR’s two other ‘69 offerings:  Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys.

Here’s Bayou Country by the numbers.

  • Age: 50 (January 5, 1969)
  • Number of Producers: 1 (John Fogerty)
  • Number of Tracks: 7
    • “Born On the Bayou”
    • “Bootleg”

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bootleg (1969 promotional video)

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bootleg (1969 promotional video) Available on The Singles Collection from Creedence Clearwater Revival: The Singles Collection features all A-sides and B-sides from legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival; each song restored to its original mix, and presented in chronological order.

    • “Graveyard Train”
    • “Good Golly Miss Molly”
    • “Penthouse Pauper”
    • “Proud Mary”
    • “Keep on Chooglin’”
  • Number of Singles: 1 (“Proud Mary”)
  • Highest Billboard 200 Album Chart ranking: 7
  • Copies Sold in the U.S.: 2 million

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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