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.
John Fogerty Recalls His Desire to ‘Make America Better’
He says today's political environment is "very similar" to civil rights era that inspired Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Live Album and Film Set for Release
This will be the only concert footage of the band's original lineup to be released in its entirety.
CCR 'Travelin’ Band' Documentary Boasts Previously Unseen Footage
Jeff Bridges will narrate the film, which includes the band's 1970 performance at Royal Albert Hall.
When John Fogerty Thought Someone Beat Him to ‘Lodi’
Songwriter remembers anger as he heard someone else using an idea he'd carried since childhood.
CCR's Doug Clifford Shares Lost Solo Song, 'Just Another Girl'
Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer found ‘80s tapes for album 'Magic Mirror' last year.
How Disney Inspired John Fogerty to Write ‘Down on the Corner'
Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman twisted a merchandise ad into a new idea.
Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 Songs Ranked Worst to Best
Three classic albums, more than two dozen songs. A run-down of the band's banner year.
John Fogerty Came Up with ‘Green River’ when He Was 8 Years Old
Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman never forgot soda logo.
John Fogerty Thought Creedence's Woodstock Set Wasn't Remarkable
Their complete performance finally saw release this year.
Reissue Roundup: Summer Sets From Allman Brothers, CCR and More
Latest sets celebrate golden anniversaries, a late icon and missions to the Moon.