Willy and the Poor Boys

Willy And The Poor Boys

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Willy and the Poor Boys is the fourth studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released by Fantasy Records in November 1969, and was the last of three studio albums that the band released in that year (see 1969 in music).

The album features the songs "Down on the Corner", from which the album got its name, and "Fortunate Son," which is a well known protest song.


In August, CCR released its third LP, Green River. Shortly after the band began recording songs for its next LP, Willy and the Poor Boys. Two months later the band released its sixth single release, "Down on the Corner" b/w "Fortunate Son". The single's a-side reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and its b-side made it to #14, both in 1969.

When the band members were finalizing the album, they and photographer Basul Parik went over to the intersection of Peralta St. and Hollis St. in Oakland, California and shot the photograph of the cover at Duck Kee Market owned by Ruby Lee.

The album was released in November as Fantasy 8397,<ref name="VG"...
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