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The El Cerrito Historical Society presents: CREEDENCE: The First Decade 1959-1969 A talk by Alec Palao, Writer, producer and archivist

Fortunate sons Creedence Clearwater Revival took a full ten years to become one of the world’s top rock & roll acts, much of that time spent as residents of their hometown, El Cerrito. 2019 marks not only fifty years since the first of eight US Top Five hits with ‘Proud Mary,’ but sixty years since their inception at Portola Junior High. Grammy-nominated producer and El Cerrito resident Alec Palao discusses the quartet’s local background and their apprenticeship as the Blue Velvets, Visions, Golliwogs and finally CCR, using rare visuals and audio, along with insights gleaned during his extensive work on the group’s catalog.

El Cerrito Community Center,
7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

This not-to-be-missed event is free and refreshments will be served. For information, contact davidsweinstein@yahoo.com
Wheelchair accessible. No need to RSVP!



The El Cerrito Historical Society believes that a remarkable number of noteworthy people have come from El Cerrito or have lived here at some time in their lives. A few were world famous, others were well-known in the area or were particularly noteworthy in their own field. Click Here to visit our extensive list.


The society put on eight successful programs during 2018: 1) A talk by Gary Prost on "El Cerrito's deep history its rocks and geological dramas." 2) Bev Ortiz gave a riveting talk on "Native People of El Cerrito: Past, Present, and Future." 3) An annual Hillside Festival walk led by Dave Weinstein on the history of the Hillside. 4) A talk by Richard Schwartz on Early California Indian Life in the El Cerrito area. 5) Our most popular event of 2018 was our Sunset View Cemetery tour, led by board member Tom Panas. 6) Dave Weinstein led an architectural walking tour of the Hills. 7) An open house in two mid-century modern homes in the hills, "The International Style in El Cerrito." 8) Chris Horn led our ever popular tour of El Cerrito's Gambling Past. To read more about these and other accomplishments, plus our 2019 Goals Click Here


A brief History by (Ariel Plotnick/KQED)

I saw my first TEPCO dish at the Alameda Antiques Fair. A stack of floral patterned plates sat on a table, waiting to be bought. The pink glaze glistened in the sun. I immediately fell in love...

If your local organization would like a speaker on these or related topics, the El Cerrito Historical Society has a speakers panel available. Contact David Weinstein 524-1737 davidsweinstein@yahoo.com Click Here for more details.

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