Actor John Stamos — who shared on Facebook, last year, a video of him playing drums with John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen and others at a private party in 1995 — talked about the experience, today, on SiriusXM satellite radio’s “The Howard Stern Show.”
(You can see the video Stamos posted last year, below.)
“A friend of mine knew (Fogerty), and (Fogerty’s) daughter got hit by a car,” remembered Stamos, who has frequently played drums with The Beach Boys, over the years, and in 1995 was starring in the sitcom, “Full House.”
“She was okay. But my friend Roger said, ‘Fogerty wants … can you go say hi to Fogerty’s daughter and give her some encouragement.’ And I said, ‘Sure. I would love to meet Fogerty.’ … I went over and said hi and I said, ‘You know we’re having a Christmas party for “Full House” in a couple of weeks. If you want to bring your daughter, okay.’ And I always had a band playing. So he comes in with his daughter, and we’re playing, and I walked over. I said, ‘I don’t want you to feel like I invited you just to play, but I don’t want to be rude and not ask you to play.’ And that was a time, too, when he hadn’t done any Creedence (Clearwater Revival) songs for a long time. He was pissed off at everybody. And he said, ‘Could I?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, you can.’ And he comes up. And it’s like a dumb cast party. There were 100 people there, in a Mexican restaurant. And he looks at the band and says, ‘Do you guys know “Proud Mary”?’…
“And then he came back for another party, and then it was his birthday, and he said, ‘Do you want to come?’ And he had a little band set up, and he said, ‘Come up and play.’ So I’m playing. And I really wasn’t that familiar with Creedence songs. And we finished this song, and then he looks up. And, again, there’s like 75 people there, at the most. He goes, ‘Bruce! Bruce!’ I’m like, ‘No way, man.’ Springsteen gets up and just … we do 10 songs together.”
“Ten Bruce Springsteen songs?” Stern asked.
“No,” said Stamos. “We tried to get him … I think John tried to get him to do it. But he idolized John. I don’t know if he still does. I’m sure (he does). And you can see, when John’s singing, he’s just staring at him.”
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