Does Anyone Under 30 Know Who CCR Are, Or, For That Fact, Listen To Them?

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  1. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    I bought a CCR box set a couple weeks ago and it's been getting played a lot. They were just crazy good. But it got me thinking, does radio every play CCR anymore except for maybe "Proud Mary" once in a while? Have younger people been exposed to them at all? Or are they just another band that's fading out as all of us old fans get older and pass on?
  2. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    I was born the year after they broke up and I was a big fan from about age 14. So I don't see why some teenagers today wouldn't also be fans.
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  3. siebrand

    siebrand Forum Resident

    I also posted this kind of question, maybe even mentioning other groups.
    Well ... unfortunately, the question will always receive the same answer: "Yes, there are young people who know what CCRs are, who" Bob Dylan "is, what CSN & Y are.
    but they are few. unfortunately ... very few ..
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  4. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    I sure do! My dad had some tapes by CCR and their songs are being used in many films I've seen and loved over the years. The radio here plays them from time to time as well. Great band :righton:
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  5. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

    I personally know at least three persons who do, so there must be some.
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  6. Jmac1979

    Jmac1979 Forum Resident

    Louisville, KY
    Not quite CCR, but they play Fogerty's Centerfield to death on the muzak where I work to where a lot of the younger girls in my department will break into "put me in coach, I'm ready to play".
  7. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Way confused. Read the thread title and thought - yeah, I know one track.

    But then searched Youtube to post a link and find it's CCS not CCR.

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  8. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    Well, I'm glad to know that some youngsters are still listening to them. They really are too good to be relegated to the dust bin of musical history.
  9. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    You are correct, they are...however they are still heading to the dust bin of musical history....and that's okay....that's how it should be...each generation should have their own music.
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  10. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    Oh, I definitely agree with you there. Every generation should definitely have their own music, superstars and bands but I still think it's important to acknowledge what came before.
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  11. Logeroni_Pepperoni

    Logeroni_Pepperoni Well-Known Member

    United States
    I think they're pretty good. You gotta love songs like Have You Ever Seen The Rain? and Bad Moon Rising. And about every so often on the radio they'll play Fortunate Son until you're just about fortunate enough not to hear it instead of any other song by them.
  12. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

    I hear CCR on the radio here, and not just Proud Mary .
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  13. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

    Los Angeles CA
    Their spotify play numbers are pretty tremendous, four tracks with well over 100 MILLION listens, and two well over 300 million.....

    who knows if it's all oldsters doing the listening but i think bodes well for some youth keep woodstock star comparisons, CSNY in comparison has not a single track over 100 million listens....neither does Sly and Family Stone, Airplane...Santana has one over 100 mill, and it's "Smooth"....Hendrix does have three over 100 million plays....but even the mighty legendary still on tour Who have only one over 100 mill plays....

    So if spotify plays have any generational significance, CCR is, surprisingly to me til i checked, tops among the Woodstock biggies.
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  14. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

    They do know, it's that band which gets Grandpa out of his rocking chair........

    Kiddin', although CCR is the ultimate dad-rock, people below 30 will be aware of Creedence songs which still have radio airplay or get played by a certain type of cover bands. However I am not sure if the band name still rings a bell.
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  15. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Music Lover

    I know exactly who CCR and the Fogerty brothers are, but I have yet to get into their music
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  16. TimeWarper

    TimeWarper A Well Respected Man

    Oh yeah.
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  17. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Only Kindness Matters

    There are more than 7 billion people on this planet and more than half of them are under the age of 30.

    Of course some people under 30 know CCR. Some people under 30 (like, millions of them) know everything. This is an absolutely huge sample size.
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  18. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    I kinda just picked the age 30 out of the air. My point was that, at least where I live, you never hear CCR on the radio and it would seem that young people would have to actively search them out to listen to them, but how many of the younger people even know of them? I know they've got their own music and that's great and fine but great music shouldn't be forgotten as easily as it seems to be lately.
  19. Edwin Hawley

    Edwin Hawley Forum Resident

    The Purple Disco Extended Remix of Rude Awakening #2 is popular in dance clubs everywhere.
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  20. Norman garriock

    Norman garriock Forum Resident

    Orkney, Scotland
    Here in Scotland, and particularly here in Orkney, CCR are guaranteed to be heard on jukeboxes and virtually every pub band covers them. As a teacher of 11-19 year olds I was aware of the number of kids with the band's hits on their phones and school bands covering them as audience pleasers. One thing I noticed in particular was that they appealed to both male and female students alike. So, definitely still an gong strong here.
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  21. adam_777

    adam_777 Forum Resident

    Duncan BC, Canada
    Im 31 so just outside your window, but I've been a big CCR fan since my teenage years and know plenty of people who know and like them. I think among classic rock acts CCR is actually one of the more well known groups, maybe not for whole albums, but definitely their big singles. I can put on a song by The Who (if it aint on of the CSI ones forget about it) or Zeppelin or a myriad of others from that era and be told frequently to change it, but CCR, well young people still relate to it. I honestly think a big part of this is because of their exposure in movies. CCR tracks featured prominently in a few movies in my youth, and I find with Millenials its all about familiarity "If I've heard it before then I like it" Its a bit of a what came first the chicken or the egg scenario though, because every song you like you had to have heard it for a first time to like it. But I do find movie soundtracks really help get these songs and bands over with Millenials. Another example of this is Zeppelin, who strongly refused to allow their songs to be used in films for many years. While my friends who are music nuts know and respect them, the friends who are casual fans actually have no clue who they are, they cant even identify Stairway, they actually wouldnt know it. But CCR is different. It comes as no surprise in the youth tilted streaming world CCR is exceeding expectations.
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  22. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Forum Resident

    I go to a lot of high school baseball games in the area, and one constant is that every team has some CCR/Fogerty stuff on their between inning playlists--typically, Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising, and of course Centerfield. The "rain" songs (Who'll Stop and Have You Ever Seen) also frequently appear when the weather becomes threatening. These are player driven lists that include a lot of recent material too, so it appears these songs are well known to the kids. High energy songs that smack of anger and resentment and foretell imminent doom and destruction still seem to resonate with competitive high school boys.
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  23. Otterley

    Otterley Well-Known Member

    Im 26 and CCR is one of my favs, but I wouldnt count myself on these kinds of "lists"a I grew up in a rock n roll family with lots of rock n roll around.
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  24. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    My son is in his 20s and loves CCR, a couple of his friends ''that i know of'' do as well, no help from me whatsover
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  25. mercuryvenus

    mercuryvenus Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    CCR has some pretty famous songs. I'm 32 and have been listening to them since I was a kid, so yeah -- I'd say some younger people definitely listen to them.

    That said, I still think all their well-known songs sound the same. :D
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