“Susie Q” became widely known by Creedence Clearwater Revival and was released on their debut album in 1968.
It was the only Top 40 hit of the group, which was not written by John Fogerty.
The song was written and released over a decade before it became so popular.
Specifically written by Dale Hawkins (1936–2010) guitarist and singer from Louisiana.
Although it was written exclusively by him, his co-creators include: Stan Lewis, owner of Jewel / Paula Records, and Eleanor Broadwater, wife of a DJ.
There is some disagreement as to whether the Hawkins rendition of the song was a remake of a 1939 song by Sonny Boy Williamson with the same title.
The song was commissioned for KWKH Radio, a Louisiana-based Shreveport radio station, to celebrate the spirit of that state.
At one point he bought the master tape of “Susie Q” from Checker Records in Chicago and then experienced his first success.
The performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival initially lasted 8:37 and so it was released on the album.
In the single, it breaks into two parts, where, in the first, it disappears with the solo.
With which the other side begins.
There is some confusion about who Susie Q is, but it came from the fact that the song was also adapted by Suzi Quatro in 1983.
The covers of the song are too many…
It is worth noting that after the Rolling Stones cover, Creedence Clearwater Revival, stopped playing this song live …