Watch The Iconic Creedence Clearwater Revival “Good Golly Miss Molly” On Ed Sullivan Show
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From the archival vaults of The Ed Sullivan Show comes a previously unseen tape of Creedence Clearwater Revival performing a raucous cover of Little Richard’s classic, “Good Golly Miss Molly.”
On the March 9, 1969, episode of the show, the legendary band performed the song for the first time since its studio version was included on their sophomore album, Bayou Country. It was the band’s first appearance, and opened their set with CCR’s classic song, “Proud Mary.” “All the youngsters…have been asking for this group,” Sullivan said as he introduced the group in front of the screaming audience.
The Ed Sullivan Show wrote the following about the group, inside their website. “With [John] Fogerty’s twang, drummer Doug Clifford’s pink cowboy shirt, and the band’s swamp rock sound, it felt like the group was straight out of Louisiana as opposed to Northern California. Following the two songs, the group went up to shake Ed Sullivan’s hand and wave to the crowd.”
“Good Golly, Miss Molly” is a hit rock ‘n’ roll and jump blues song first recorded in 1956 by the American musician Little Richard. Apart from Creedence Clearwater Revival, numerous artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springsteen, the Sonics, and The Swinging Blue Jeans have also covered the song.
You can watch the band’s performance below.