Rollin’on the River
“Rollin’ on the River…Proud Mary” was a song played at about every rock 'n roll dance I can ever remember attending in the 1970s! It’s still played today at so many dance events! I do not know for sure if it will be played at our “Rock n’ Roll Music Party” but it wouldn’t surprise me.
When was “Proud Mary” released? No doubt, Barry Horn will know the answer to this one! Read his “Rock, Roll, and Remember” story in the center of this edition, pages 20-21! Barry writes in every issue as “The Casual Observer” but he certainly could double as a “Casey Kasem” Trivia Master when it comes to 50s/60s rock n roll music. For our fundraiser on June 12th, he’s gathering trivia questions from many of the pages of this issue. So, read, review and repeat! There will be some fabulous prizes for the Trivia winners!
So here’s a tidbit trivia for the song “Proud Mary”. It was first recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) in 1969, the year I graduated from high school! Since then, there’s been countless versions of it. Will it be played on the River Boat Cruise down the Mississippi? Could it be the theme song in their awesome entertainment lineup!? Whoever wins the Cruise, mention that to the Cruise Director and report back to me.
It still feels like a fantasy, but it’s true! The trip raffle this year is a 7-day cruise...rollin’ down the Mississippi River with great ports of call on that big paddlewheel boat! Wow! How awesome! Buy lots of raffle tickets to help Pets Uniting People Society’s Neuter/Spay Program.
Excitement mounts as the River Cruise draws near! One does not need to be present to win the Cruise. Tickets will continue to be on sale right up until the drawing at our rock n roll event on Saturday, June 12th.