Creedence Clearwater Revival's 50th anniversary is underway

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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL:  50th anniversary is underway

The 50th anniversary celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revial is under way with the first official video for their 1969 song, "Fortunate Son."

Spotlighting the "it ain't me" verse in the chorus, director Ben Free says, "For me, protest right now is just showing pure positivity in the face of division and anger. I wanted to highlight the community and positivity that everybody shares...I wanted to show what America feels like when you actually hit the road and drive throughout the states."

The video is the first in a series of media, products and events, including a special release coming this fall. All the details can soon be found at CCR50.com.

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GRAHAM NASH:  releases new 30-song career spanning collection

In 2009, Graham Nash released Reflections, a three-disc career-spanning box set.

He has now whittled that down and once again dug into his archives and the result is the release today (Friday) of Over the Years, a 30-song collection that spans 50 years.

Graham Nash on his new career-spanning collection, Over the Years, which is out today (Friday):

"I thought it was time. There'd never been, you know, one of those silly greatest hits things of my music and I think I wrote quite a few of our singles. I found out, you know, because I've been on the road, what my audience's favorite songs of mine are. And so I went through them all and I chose 15 I thought would make a beautiful little journey. And then I thought, 'Well, you know, the truth is that a lot of people have gotten all this music.' So, I decided that I would search my archives and I found 15 demos -- 12 of which no one has ever heard before."

Among the demos included are the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young songs "Our House," "Teach Your Children," "Marrakesh Express," "Pre-Road Downs," "Chicago," "Just A Song Before I Go" and "Wasted on the Way."

A two-disc vinyl version with an etching on side four will follow on August 31st.

Nash starts a European tour on Saturday in Italy. He has more U.S. dates starting in September.

BRYAN ADAMS:  Denies intimate relationship with Princess Diana

Bryan Adams says he did not have an intimate relationship with Princess Diana.

He was asked about it Monday night on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, and he said, "Great friends, and she didn't sneak me in, I would just roll up."

Host Andy Cohen pressed and again Adams said, "We were good friends."

The romantic rumors started in 1985 when he released the song "Diana." In it he sang, "Diana, I just can't get you off of my mind. Diana, why don't ya leave it all behind? Diana, she's the queen of all my dreams."

ED SHEERAN, MARVIN GAYE:  "Loud" lawsuit filed

Ed Sheeran is being sued by a company that owns part of the copyright to the Marvin Gaye classic "Let's Get It On."

Structured Asset Sales claims that Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" has the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as "Let's Get It On." That track was co-written by Gaye and Edward Townsend, and Structured Asset Sales bought one third of the copyright after Townshend died in 2003. TMZ reports that the company claims that just a third of "Thinking Out Loud" is worth $100 million.

Sheeran was previously sued by Townsend's heirs back in 2016.

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