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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