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January 26, 2012

The Blue Velvets - Oh My Love (1961)

Formed in 1959 and featuring a young John Fogerty, this band started out as a three-person instrumental group in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1960, John’s older brother, Tom Fogerty, joined the group and took the spot as the front man. In 1964 they changed their name to The Golliwogs and John’s efficiency as a writer, singer, and musician, eventually led him to taking the lead of the group by the end of 1967. By December of that year, they changed their name for the final time, to Creedence Clearwater Revival, where they found immense success.

This song was the only song of the group’s early years to receive much airtime. It was selected by Casey Kasem to be played on Oakland’s Top 40 playlist in the fall of 1961. It was written and sung by Tom Fogerty. John Fogerty played guitar; Stu Cook played piano; and Doug Clifford was on the drums. All of these members went on to play in CCR.

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The Blue Velvets - Oh My Love (1961)

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Lyrics:

Oh my love
Oh my love
I swear- I swear by stars above
I'll be true, yes, I'll be true to you
Oh my love
Oh, oh my love

Come on little girl
Come on little girl
Come on baby, back to me
You're my heart’s desire
Set my soul on fire
Come on baby; can't you see?
That you're my love
You're my love
And this is forever

Oh, oh my love
Oh, oh my love
Oh, oh my love

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