I heard it through the grapevine
Did you know that...
Hearing about something through the grapevine means that you’re hearing a rumor.
Barrett Strong got the idea for the track when he was living in Chicago and often heard the expression: “Nobody wrote a song about it, so I sat at a piano and came up with the bass line.”
Creedence Clearwater Revival later released their own 11-minute version of the song in 1970. It’s one of very few recorded Creedence songs which the band didn’t write themselves.