Creedence Clearwater Revival recorded “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” in San Francisco

A song written by John Fogerty and released as a single in 1971 from the album Pendulum (1970) by roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. Some have speculated that the song’s lyrics are referencing the Vietnam War, with the “rain” being a metaphor for bombs falling from the sky.

Wally Heider Recording Studios (Hyde Street Studios) / Image: By Andrew Ruppenstein – Image source

The song charted highest in Canada, reaching number 1 on the RPM 100 national singles chart in March 1971. In the U.S., in the same year it peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Creedence Clearwater Revival, recorded the song at the facility, of Wally Heider Studios. Located at 245 Hyde Street previously Wally Heider Studios, it became Hyde Street Studios in 1980.

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