John Fogerty wrote “Proud Mary” in 1968 and it went to #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for his band, Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969, then went as high as #4 for Ike and Tina Turner in their cover version in 1971. Elvis Presley started including it in his live shows beginning in 1970.
John Fogerty wrote this song, performed by his group, Creedence Clearwater Revival. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969 and the single sold more than 2 million copies. It was the lead single from the CCR album, “Green River.” CCR played it in the key of D, which is way too high for my voice, so I played it in the key of G in order to hit the high notes without getting a hernia.