How Hits That Defined Generations Came To Be (R)

Jul 5, 2017

John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival, left, put 'Proud Mary' on the map in 1969. A year later, Ike and Tina Turner released their version of the hit tune.
Credit Fantasy Records / Heinrich Klaffs / Creative Commons

Songs like Proud Mary and Midnight Train to Georgia are well-known and much-loved, but the versions that got radio play went through multiple iterations on the part of numerous song writers, musicians, and producers, whose names you may not find in the liner notes. Today, we hear the evolution stories of iconic American pop, rock, and R&B anthems with music writer and critic Marc Myers.  Then sports reporter Greg Echlin updates us on Missouri and Kansas Olympians.