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Ugly Band Breakups: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Creedence Clearwater Revival started to fall apart behind the scenes in the early ’70s as John Fogerty began to dictate the artistic direction of the group, which didn’t sit well with the rest of the band members.

The tensions, combined with a bad record contract, eventually led the group to split.

The contract continued to plague Fogerty, as he still owed eight albums to Fantasy Records. He eventually decided to stop recording until his contract was purchased by Geffen 12 years later.

Stu Cook and Doug Clifford have toured as Creedence Clearwater Revisited since 1995. Fogerty initially sued to block the usage of the name, but was denied in court. The singer recetnly stated he’d be open to a reunion, but Clifford doubts that it would happen.

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