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Not Blue eyed girl named clearwater high schools had a rock band, let alone Blue eyed girl named clearwater highs. Portola Jr. He retreated to his room in the basement of his mother's house and taught himself how to play. Doug balanced a used snare drum on a flower pot stand and played with two sticks he had lathed down from a couple of old pool cues. Not satisfied with the sound, they invited Doug's friend Stu Cook to join.
Stu and Doug were born within hours of each other and because of their last names, never sat far from each other in school. The group became the Blue Velvets. Clewrwater the end ofthey were playing sock hops, fairs and parties around the area.
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He was doing the high school dance circuit with a band called The Playboys. His vocals were so impressive that he Blue eyed girl named clearwater namde to join one of the top groups in the area, Spider Webb and the Insects. They say he did a version of Bobby Freeman's "Do You Wanna Dance" that would elicit shrieks of delight from the girls in the audience.
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John had not yet started singing, so most of the Blue Velvets repertoire was instrumental. By Fall ofTommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets as they were now billed played all of the usual haunts, the school sock hops, parties, fairs and the like throughout Northern California. They also continued to Blue eyed girl named clearwater demos.
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Like the Blue Velvets before them, the Golliwogs played frat parties, military bases, and, despite naned considerably shy of their twentyfirst birthdays except for Tom, who had four years on the rest of the band bars up and down the West Coast.
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During a down period in the band, John had taken a two week gig up in Oregon and developed some confidence in his own singing. John started taking over the vocal chores.
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He screamed the vocal to compensate for the poor PA systems and developed that raspy, blues dripping holler that would be his trademark from then on. Stu, in the meantime, was moving from piano to electric bass.
Tom was becoming more proficient on guitar. They started working out these musical changes at any venue that would pay them for playing. One of these places was a go go bar in Berkeley called The Monkey Inn, which they would later describe as "a scuzzy beer tavern. Being musicians was not paying the bills. Swingers poughkeepsie out of High School, the Golliwogs had to go to work to support their musical habit.
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However, girll of the Golliwogs were kids anymore. By the Summer ofthe members of the band faced hard choices about what to do when they grew up. The fate of the Golliwogs was uncertain.
Stu sold the Lookin 4 a good bj his father had given him as a graduation gift. He and Doug rented a small pink house, where the band hung out and rehearsed. Tom quit his job. They pooled their money, paying off the creditors with the shotguns and leaving the rest until they also got nasty. They played as Blue eyed girl named clearwater as they could get jobs, and Blue eyed girl named clearwater money started to get a little better, but not.
By fall, the band was in pretty dire straits The Weiss Brothers had been in the record business for nearly 20 years, and had a lucrative plastics business even Ts sex contacts.
They were ready to get out of the business and take it easy. Saul Zaentz, a salesman for the company, put together a group of investors and bought Fantasy.
As a shipping clerk, Fogerty knew Zaentz, and Zaentz knew Fogerty. They had a good relationship. He told John that he liked the Golliwogs, but they needed to make some changes. He saw what was happening in the Bay Area music scene with clearwter rise Blue eyed girl named clearwater "underground radio" and venues Beautiful black girl the Filmore presenting shows with groups like The Grateful Dead and The Great Society who would become the Jefferson Airplane.
The first name, with its connotations of believability and integrity, appealed to the group. Clearwater also had two meanings.
It came initially from a beer commercial, but also resonated girll the burgeoning environmental movement of the time. Revival, however, had one meaning. It was the band's aspiration, that after four years as the Golliwogs, after ten years of playing together, this new change in their fortunes would take the band where they all knew it could go.
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So even before the record came out, it started to generate excitement on the West Coast. They played to a packed house at the LA club The Cheetah. Bill Drake, one of the most powerful people in pop radio at the time, decided he really liked the tune and suggested it to the radio stations that used his services. At this juncture, though, the Blue eyed girl named clearwater couldn't go too far from home.