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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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.

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Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Hear Los Lonely Boys Cover Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Born on the Bayou’

Creedence Clearwater Revival get their due from the Latin rock community with the upcoming Quiero Creedence tribute album.

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Rockabye Baby Music

Listen to ‘Lullaby Renditions of Creedence Clearwater Revival': Exclusive Premiere

For every parent who's ever wished they could say "I put a spell on you" to an infant who refuses to sleep, here comes an entire album's worth of Creedence Clearwater Revival classics redone lullaby style.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Before we sharpen our knives to begin splitting hairs as we consider the merits of ‘Bayou Country’ against the qualities of ‘Willie and the Poor Boys,’ let’s take a step back to appreciate the magnificence that is the entire Creedence Clearwater Revival catalog.

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45 Years Ago: Creedence Clearwater Revival Nears the End With ‘Pendulum’

Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Pendulum' saw John Fogerty adding keyboards and horns to their sound.

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Ultimate Classic Rock

Rush, ‘Cygnus X-1′ vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival, ‘It Came Out of the Sky': Rock Star Wars

Rush's 'Cygnus X-1' faces Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'It Came Out of the Sky' in the next round of our Rock Star Wars.

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ZZ Top, ‘Planet of Women’ vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival, ‘It Came Out of the Sky': Rock Star Wars

ZZ Top's "Planet of Women" takes on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "It Came Out of the Sky" in round one of our Rock Star Wars.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

How Creedence Clearwater Revival Wrapped Up a Prolific Year With ‘Willy and the Poor Boys’

Has anyone in rock history had a year as a productive and as uniformly excellent as Creedence Clearwater Revival did in 1969?

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Ugly Breakup of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival announced their split on Oct. 16, 1972.

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YouTube

John Fogerty Explains His Refusal to Perform With Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Band’s Rock Hall Induction

Creedence Clearwater Revival's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was easily one of the more awkward moments in the Hall's history.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

John Fogerty Is Still Angry His Ex-Bandmates Call Themselves ‘Creedence’

After all these years, John Fogerty still has some things to get off his chest when it comes to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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