Things I--and probably no one--really knew: In new interview, John Fogerty reveals that the classic, all-important, opening riff of "Proud Mary" was based on...opening of Beethoven's Fifth. He didn't like Ludwig's emphasis (bum-bum-bum-BUM) and changed it to "BUM-bum-bum-bum." Will have to add that to next edition of my Beethoven book.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
"Proud Mary" Meets Beethoven
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