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.
How Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Pendulum' Pointed to the End
Their sixth album saw John Fogerty adding keyboards and horns to the band's sound.
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.
ZZ Top, 'Planet of Women' vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'It Came Out of the Sky': Rock Star Wars
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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Wrapped Up a Very Prolific 1969
Has anyone in rock history had a year as a productive and uniformly excellent?
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.
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.
The Life and Death of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Tom Fogerty
He’s been overshadowed by kid brother John Fogerty, but still holds a significant place in rock history.
John Fogerty Opens Up About Feuding With Former Creedence Clearwater Revival Members in Memoir Excerpt
John Fogerty fans wanting to know how his upcoming memoir will address the fallout from stormy split need wonder no more.