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Interview with Stu Cook from Creedence Clearwater

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CCR’s Stu Cook:

Ed Sullivan was Drunk

So that’s why Ed Sullivan always seemed a bit off-kilter. 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,” he tells hosts Sterling Whitaker and Jeb Wright. “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… (To read the full story, click here.)