Australian singles charts:
Down on the Corner entered the Kent charts on 24 November 1969 and peaked at #2. The song was #28 on the Top 100 of 1970.
The song is on Willy and the Poor Boys which entered the Kent album chart on 2 March 1970 and peaked at #2.
This song tells the story of a fictional jug band, Willy and the Poor Boys, who were street musicians “playing for nickels, can’t be beat.” The name of the jug band was also the name of CCR’s fourth straight million-selling album.
Just as The Beatles took the role of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Creedence became Willy and the Poor Boys for this album. This is the only song that played to the concept, but CCR appeared on the cover as the fictional band. The Willy And The Poorboys persona suited the group, as they really were a basic, hardworking band who paid their dues before hitting it big.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/creedence-clearwater-revival/down-on-the-corner
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