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Fan favorite Creedence Clearwater Revisited swings through Lincoln

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln.

Parents, children and even grandchildren join together to enjoy the spirited concerts filled with classic songs from Creedence Clearwater Revisited. The backbone of the group is Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, who are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums, respectively) from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Cook and Clifford started the Revisited project in 1995 when a friend wanted to promote a few concerts. They didn’t realize at the time that they would wind up playing close to 100 shows a year in the United States, Canada and abroad.

“We never really had any intention of playing for the public,” Cook said. “We got talked into it, but didn’t know how it would go over.”

The music of Creedence has appeared in numerous films and television (including “The Big Lebowski” and “Forrest Gump”), and the songs continue to be a staple of classic rock and oldies FM radio.

“In the beginning, Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and re-create what the music was about, we’d do it,” Cook said.

The release of a double?live CD on Universal’s Hip-O Records label, which features Revisted’s versions of 22 classic hits, was the result of public demand.

“It was generated by requests of the people who came to the shows,” Cook said. “Over and over they would ask, ‘Do you guys have a CD?’”

Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s “Recollection” has proven so popular that in 2008 the RIAA certified it Platinum.

The band’s 2012 lineup includes lead guitarist Kurt Griffey, who has recorded and toured with members of the Eagles, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Wings, Lynyrd Skynryd, Santana and Journey. The band is rounded out by lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao (who rose to prominence as lead singer for the band People) and multi?instrumentalist Steve Gunner.

Tickets are $19.50-$49.50 at www.thundervalleyresort.com/entertainment, or call (800) 745-3000. 21 and over only. Guests 13-20 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.