Trina: Well, I have a date too. Marvin: Who is it? What’s his name? Trina: His name is… not important. What’s important is he’s better than you, in every conceivable way. Marvin: DAMN, TRINA, THAT COULD BE ANYBODY!
On this day in music history: April 20, 1970 - “Up Around The Bend/Run Through The Jungle” by Creedence Clearwater Revival is released. Written by John Fogerty, it is the El Cerrito, CA based rock band’s sixth top ten single. The song is written by Fogerty just days before the band parts the US for a European tour. It is recorded at Wally Heider Studios (at 245 Hyde Street) in San Francisco, CA soon after. “Up Around The Bend” is also backed with the song “Run Through The Jungle”, which is Creedence’s second single release of 1970. Like the previous single, both are included on CCR’s next album “Cosmo’s Factory” released in July. The single is an immediate hit upon its release, with both sides receiving heavy airplay. Entering the Hot 100 at #68 on April 25, 1970, “Up Around The Bend/Run Through The Jungle” peaks at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 6, 1970, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.