Cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival

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“Susie Q” is a song by Louisiana-born singer and guitarist Dale Hawkins (1936–2010).

Perhaps the most famous cover version is by Creedence Clearwater Revival on their debut album released in 1968. This song was one of their first big hits, and was the band’s only Top 40 hit that was not written by John Fogerty, peaking at #11, but made the top ten on some charts.[8] The album version clocks in at 8:37. The single version is split into parts one and two. One difference is that in the single version, the jam session during the coda is omitted in part one. Instead, it fades out with the guitar solo right before the coda which fades in in part two on the B-side.

John Fogerty stated in a 1993 interview with Rolling Stone magazine that his purpose in recording “Suzie Q” was to get the song played on KMPX, a funky progressive-rock radio station in San Francisco, which is why the song was extended to eight minutes in length.

This song was later sampled in a song called “Love Me” by the Stooshe.


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