Australian singles chart:
Up Around the Bend entered the Kent charts on 22 June 1970 and was a #1 hit. The song was #8 on the Top 100 of 1970.
The song is on Cosmo’s Factory which entered the Kent album charts on 31 Aug 1970. It hit #1 after only two weeks (on 14 Sep 1970) and remained there for an incredible 19 weeks.
Written by lead singer John Fogerty, Up Around the Bend is a very upbeat Creedence Clearwater Revival, giving a hint that, as bad as things were in the early ’70s, there might be some hope for the future: things would improve “around the bend.”
In his memoir Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, John Fogerty said that the song came to him when he was riding his motorcycle though the California hills.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/creedence-clearwater-revival/up-around-the-bend
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