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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Has No Plans To Reunite With John Fogerty

Doug "Cosmo" Clifford
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Doug Clifford says there are no plans to reunite with John Fogerty.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival Releasing ‘The ’69 Singles’ for Record Store Day

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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.

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45 Years Ago: Creedence Clearwater Revival Release ‘Bayou Country’

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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.

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John Fogerty Responds to Death of Creedence Label Owner Saul Zaentz With Stinging Video

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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.

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Rolling Stones, CCR, Neil Young and U2 Records Join Grammy Hall of Fame

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Albums by Chicago, George Harrison, Neil Young and U2 will join songs by the Rolling Stones and War in the Grammy Hall of Fame next year. Creedence Clearwater Revival will have both an album (1970's 'Cosmo's Factory') and a single (1969's 'Fortunate Son') inducted as part of the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

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41 Years Ago: Creedence Clearwater Revival Break Up

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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.

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T. Rex Vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

T Rex Creedence Clearwater Revival

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.

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Fleetwood Mac Vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals

Fleetwood Mac Creedence Clearwater Revival
Ultimate Classic Rock

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.

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Doug Clifford on CCR’s Beginning: ‘We Were Terrible’

Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford
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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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The Doors Vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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Ultimate Classic Rock

The first of our June UCR Hall of Fame Semifinal round matches finds two legendary California-based bands -- the Doors and Creedence Clearwater Revival --  pitted 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.

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