FCC Charity Ball: Creedence Clearwater Revisited
May 10, 2010
Tickets are now going on sale for the 9th annual Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club Charity Ball, taking place on October 9. (Disclosure: I am a co-chair of this event that raises money for the children of the Po Leung Kuk Orphanage)
This year we have a New Orleans theme with great tunes coming from Creedence Clearwater Revisited. It will be a great night!
Formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival founders Stu Cook (bass) and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford (drums), Creedence Clearwater Revisited continues to play the band’s timeless music to its loyal fans.
“We never really had any intention of playing for the public,” says Stu. “But a friend wanted to promote a couple of concerts. We got talked into it, but didn’t know how it would go over.”
Since then, the reaction to Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s concerts has been astounding as they regale the crowd with CCR classics like “Proud Mary”, “Susie Q”, “Lodi”, “Down on the Corner”, “Fortunate Son” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, songs that are staples of radio, tv and movie soundtracks. The concerts have also introduced their classic hits to new generations of rock fans.
Aside from Stu and Cosmo, Creedence Clearwater Revisited is composed of lead singer/ rhythm guitar player John Tistao, lead guitarist Tal Morris and multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner who plays keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica and sings the high harmonies. The band has knocked out audiences with sold out concerts in North America, South America, New Zealand, Europe and Asia and released their double-live CD “Recollection” that was certified platinum in 2008.