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Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Stu Cook: Ed Sullivan Was a Really Big Lush

So that’s why Ed Sullivan always seemed a bit off-kilter. Interviewed on Long Live Rock, Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook recalls the band’s maiden appearance on Ed’s Sunday-night celebrity showcase.

“The first time we were there, we were like kids with our mouths open, being on America’s variety show. The variety show,” Stu tells hosts Sterling Whitaker and Classic Rock Revisited Editor-in-Chief Jeb Wright.

Stu: It was the HOST who was stewed in the '60s.

Stu: It was the HOST who was stewed.

“Elvis, The Beatles—and it’s just like, ‘Wow, now us!’ We were like kids in a candy store, following everybody’s direction.

“We were so focused on doing everything right and not looking like kids from El Cerrito [Calif.] on our national television debut,” he continues.

“So we got done with dress rehearsal, and somebody in the production team comes over to us, and he says, ‘Of course, we’ve gotta tell you that Ed goes out and drinks his dinner, so all bets are off when Continue reading

Rocker Randy Bachman: How I Got ‘Bach’ Together with Fred Turner

If you wanna see an iconic ‘70s rock group who’ve not played together in 19 years do just that, just try asking.

That’s what Ingolf Persson—manager of the annual Sweden Rock Festival—did with Bachman Turner Overdrive founders Fred Turner and Randy Bachman, who charted with hits like Takin’ Care of Business and You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. And it worked like a charm.

“Now we’re back and it’s fantastic,” Randy (above) tells us of the Bachman-Turner reunion.

“Now we’re back and it’s fantastic,” Randy (above) says of his reunion with Fred.

Interviewed on Long Live Rock, Randy recounts how the reunion came about.

“We had an offer to play a great festival called Sweden Rock [in Sölvesborg, Sweden] and the offer was three years ago. So Fred emailed me. He said, ‘You wanna get together? This guy’s a fan of BTO. He wants you and me. He doesn’t want a different band or you and your band. He wants just

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