Lodi – With Lyrics07 Jun 2013, by LYRICS in
This one was written by John Fogerty, and recorded originally by his group, Creedence Clearwater Revival. John wrote the song about a down and out musician playing a gig in Lodi, which is a small agricultural city located in the Central Valley of California. John claimed that he thought Lodi had “the coolest sounding name”, and that’s what inspired him to use it in the song. John was from our neighborhood, born in Berkeley, Ca.-which is about 70 miles from Lodi, and he went to El Cerrito High School. Growing up in the East Bay, coming from a working class family, Creedence was the Holy Grail of what we consider great, and cool about music.