TICKETS TORN IN HALF:July 17,1969:CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL/ TERRY REID/AUM @ Fillmore East, NYC.
JULY 19: CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL with TERRY REID and AUM, July 19, 1969 at FILLMORE EAST. With my kid brother, a fan of Creedence at my side, I was there to see the undercard,Terry Reid, having loved both of his albums. San Francisco’s AUM opened the show and closed their set with GOD IS BACK IN TOWN, a song which was getting some air play at the time. Terry Reid hit the stage announcing that his favorite Les Paul guitar was stolen the previous night and he begged for its return. Despite not having his trustworthy axe, Terry had the place on its feet by sets end. Then the hit makers CCR rocked the house. Dressed like rich hippies with flannel shirts, jeans and boots, these swamp rockers closed it all out with a 20 minute version of “KEEP ON CHOOGLIN”. Even with my limited experience I knew this band would not be playing for the East Village hippies much longer. Bigger pay days in shittier, larger halls would be their destiny.
Set list for Summer of 69:
Born on the Bayou
Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)
Bad Moon Rising
I Put a Spell on You
The Night Time Is the Right Time
Keep on Chooglin’