Mi Banda Favorita – Credence Clearwater Revival

9 Aug

John Fogerty; photo byBrennan Schnell

English below Spanish.

In our ESL – blogging class at the Day Worker Center, we discussed music.
Cuando fui joven allá a finales de los sesentas y se esuchaba mucho a grandes bandas de rock como Los Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, etc. escuche a una bandá de rock Americano, me llamó mucho la atencion por su sonido muy especial, una mezcla de rock, folk, country, and blues. Sobretodo la voz inconfundible, de lider John Fogerty, quien tambien tocaba la primera guitarra. Su musica era fresca y tambien tenia una gran fuerza. Recuerdo que la primera vez que escuche de ellos fue la cancion, “Proud Mary.” y despues otra que se convirtio en un clasico, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” en el trancurso del tiempo segui su extraordinaria trayectoria musical. En el festival de Woodstock, en el ano 1969, se presentó esta banda pero no llegó a salir en el film oficial ya que John Fogerty, lider de la banda pensó que no habian tenido buena performance, lo cual posteriormente y hasta la fecha se lamenta.

Yo creo que tomo esta decision pensando que este festival iba ser uno mas de la epoca, sin darse cuenta que iba a tener una trascendencia mundial y hasta la fecha.

My Favorite Band – Credence Clearwater Revival

In our ESL – blogging class at the Day Worker Center, we discussed music. When I was growing up in the late 60s the great rock bands like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, etc. were listened to a lot. I listened to one of those American rock bands, its special sound really caught me—a mix of rock, folk, country, and blues. And above all the unforgettable voice of the lead singer, John Fogerty, who also played first guitar. His music was fresh and full of strength. I remember the first time I listened to them, it was the song “Proud Mary,” and then after that one that became a classic, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain.” Time passed, and I continued watching the band’s amazing trajectory. At Woodstock in 1969, the band played but were not included on the official film since John Fogerty, the leader of the band, thought that they hadn’t performed well. After the fact and even now this decision has been regretted.

I think he made this decision thinking that the festival was going to be just another festival from around that time, without realizing that it would come to mean so much to people all over the world, even continuing in its significance today.

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