When a dozen European fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival to El Cerrito and environs in February, they left behind a gift.
It was a scarf made by one of the fans, Uwe Terzenbach of Germany, and was presented (along with a box of Belgium chocolates) when the group visited El Cerrito High School on Feb. 8. Famous band member John Fogerty and bandmates Stu Cook and Doug Clifford attended El Cerrito High, while John's brother Tom, the fourth member of the group, went to Albany High.
The large fringed scarf has a different design on each side, making it difficult to display. One side says, "John C. Fogerty" in yellow letters against a black background with an image of an electric guitar and red-yellow streamers that could be lightening bolts. The other side says, "Rockin' All Over the World."
The challenge of framing it went to Kathleen Glenn of The Glenn Custom Framing, who had to order special materials for the task, said Joann Steck-Bayat of the El Cerrito High School Archiving Project.
Finally installed in a frame that can be viewed from both sides, it was ready to go in the school's compact history museum, where it was hung on June 21.
But El Cerrito Patch wanted to find out more about its creation before reporting it, so we contacted Robert Aerts, who helped organize the visit by the European fans and who said he'd try to put us in contact with Terzenbach, who made the scarf.
But ultimately we learned from Aerts that Terzenbach and his wife, Martina Terzenbach, who was also in the group that came to El Cerrito, became quite busy with their company delivering fresh foods day and night, and that there had been a problem with truck drivers meaning that Uwe had to also begin driving himself.
Uwe got so busy, in fact, that he had to miss a John Fogerty tour to Scandanavia earlier this month, said Aerts.
So without further ado, we offer the attached the photos.