Australian singles charts:
Proud Mary entered the Kent charts on 5 April 1969 and peaked at #5. The song was #30 on the Top 100 of 1969.
The song is on the album Bayou Country which was released in Australia.
BONUS CLIP BELOW – Ike & Tina Turner performing Proud Mary on television
Wikipedia – quoting Kitts, Thomas M. (2015). John Fogerty: An American Son:
Proud Mary‘s singer, a low-wage earner, leaves what he considers a “good job,” which he might define as steady work, even though for long hours under a dictatorial boss. He decides to follow his impulse and imagination and hitches a ride on a riverboat queen, bidding farewell to the city. Only when the boat pulls out does he see the “good side of the city”—which, for him, is one in the distance, far removed from his life. Down by the river and on the boat, the singer finds protection from “the man” and salvation from his working-class pains in the nurturing spirit and generosity of simple people who “are happy to give” even “if you have no money.” The river in Fogerty and traditionally in literature and song is a place holding biblical and epical implications. … Indeed, the river in Proud Mary offers not only escape but also rebirth to the singer.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proud_Mary
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Ike & Tina Turner Revue performing Proud Mary on the CBS TV show The Ed Sullivan Show
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