Creedence Clearwater Revival came out of the San Francisco Bay area in the late ‘60s. But they sounded nothing like the other bands making noise during that fertile period in rock history. In fact, Creedence — fronted by singer and songwriter John Fogerty — sounded like they hailed from the other part of the country; specifically, the bayou swamps of Louisiana and the wide-open fields of the American South. During a whirlwind four-year period, they released a stunning string of Top 10 singles (collected on the essential ‘Chronicle Vol. 1’) and classic albums like ‘Willy and the Poor Boys.’ Whether chronicling deep, dark fables (‘Bad Moon Rising’) or railing against political injustice (‘Fortunate Son’), Fogerty was the voice of the everyman who saw the hippie dream and turned down the other path instead. Forty-five years later, his songs are still timely.
Selected Discography: ‘Chronicle Vol. 1’ (1976), ‘Willy and the Poor Boys’ (1969), ‘Green River’ (1969)
Creedence Clearwater Revival enjoyed a banner year in 1969, releasing three classic LPs jam-packed with hits, and they'll commemorate that incredible run with a limited edition release for Record Store Day 2014.
January 1969 announced the big-time arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the unassuming, denim-and-flannel-clad quartet comprised of brothers John and Tom Fogerty and pals Stu Cook and Doug Clifford.
Saul Zaentz, the Fantasy Records label owner famous for suing Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty for self-plagiarism, has died at the age of 92. Fogerty's public response to this news makes it clear he has still not forgiven his former nemesis, even in death.
Creedence Clearwater Revival were one of the most important and influential rock groups of their generation, despite the fact that their recording career together lasted a scant four years. Their breakup was announced on Oct. 16, 1972 -- 41 years ago today.
It's glitter and glam versus flannel and denim as T. Rex battle Creedence Clearwater Revival for a spot in the semifinals of July's Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame battle. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic-rock history.
The June UCR Hall of Fame finals pits two undeniably legendary bands -- Creedence Clearwater Revival and Fleetwood Mac -- against each other. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
We may never see John Fogerty reunite with his former Creedence Clearwater Revival bandmates Stu Cook and Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford. But for nearly 20 years, Cook and Clifford have been bringing CCR's classics to fans with Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
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