Relive The Time Bob Seger And John Fogerty Recorded “Who’ll Stop The Rain”
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A Lovely Version
For his ninth studio album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, John Fogerty enlisted the help of his musician friends like Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and Bob Seger. The LP is a mix of Creedence Clearwater Revival classic hits and solo deep cuts.
Fogerty teamed up with Seger for a take on the 1970 “Who’ll Stop the Rain” from CCR’s Cosmo’s Factory LP.
Speaking about the song’s meaning, Fogerty told Rolling Stone: “Certainly, I was talking about Washington, when I wrote the song, but I remember bringing the master version of the song home and playing it. My son Josh was four years old at the time, and after he heard it, he said, ‘Daddy stop the rain.’ And my wife and I looked at each other and said, ‘Well, not quite.'”
At a stop in Shelburne, Vermont in 2007, he introduced the track by saying: “Well, this next song has a bit of a fable surrounding it. A lot of folks seem to think I sang this song at Woodstock way back then. No. I was at Woodstock 1969. I think. It was a nice event. I’m a California kid. I went up there and saw a whole bunch of really nice young people. Hairy. Colorful. It started to rain, and got really muddy, and then (yelling) half a million people took their clothes off!!! (Normal voice again) Boomer generation making its presence known I guess. Anyway, then I went home and wrote this song.”
Check out the behind the scenes footage below.