In this iconic performance, CCR really brought the southern soul to Woodstock in 1969 with “Born on the Bayou.”
Fun Fact: John Fogerty had never actually been to a bayou before writing this song, instead he researched it an encyclopedia.Advertisement
Opening with this fresh, southerly funk at the greatest concert of all time, Creedence really brought the house down at Woodstock that year with 11 performances on the second day.
Although we see this as a legendary and life changing performance, the band actually forbade Woodstock to use any of the footage of it in the movie considering they were unhappy with this 3 AM show.
“Wish I was back on the bayou rollin’ with some Cajun Queen. Wishin’ I were a freight train, oh, just a-chooglin’ on down to New Orleans.”
This great, feel- good tune really does make us all want to head down to the South and enjoy some fresh air on the bayou, doesn’t it?