VERO BEACH - In 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival was the most popular rock band in the United States, and one of the most popular in the world. Classic Albums Live will perform CCR’s greatest hits package, “Chronicle, Vol. 1,” on Feb. 27 at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach.
The 20 songs on the 1976 album include every one of the group’s top 50 hits. Rolling Stone magazine ranks it as number 59 on its list of the greatest albums of all time.
Most of the songs were written by lead guitarist and vocalist John Fogerty, including "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising", "Down on the Corner", "Fortunate Son", "Who'll Stop the Rain", and "Run Through the Jungle".
While Classic Albums Live recreates albums note-for-note, they have a choice to make with one of the songs from the album, a cover of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", which originally appeared as a short, under four minutes version edited for AM radio. Later versions of the album included instead the full 11:06 minute version that became legendary in college dormitories. To see which version they perform, you’ll have to attend.
“Chronicle, Vol. 1”was recorded from 1968-1972 and released in 1976, four years after CCR broke up in 1972. It is still the band’s best-selling album. In the United States, the album was certified 10x Platinum in 2016 with over 10,000,000 sales. The album has been a best seller worldwide, reaching the Top 50 in Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, and Croatia.
The show is part of the 7th season of the LIVE! From Vero Beach concert series, produced by Rusty Young and Stacey Kasselman Young of MusicWorks, Inc. and Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions.
Tickets, $35-$70, are on sale now at www.MusicWorksConcerts.com or by phone, (800) 595-4849.
The Feb. 27 show starts at 7 p.m.
The Emerson Center is located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, on the SE corner of 16th St. and 27th Ave. in Vero Beach.