CREEDENCE CLEARWATER
REVIVAL


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JOHN AND TOM FOGERTY IN THE MIDDLE
TOM CENTER LEFT/// JOHN CENTER  RIGHT

STU COOK  (LEFT)   AND DOUG Clifford (RIGHT) on the outside

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL ALBUM

Contained the hit song Suzie Q

CREEDENCE                      CCR                                

In the spring of 1964 , John Fogerty was sitting around with his older brother Tom and his two school friends , Stu and Doug and decided to write some instrumental songs .The Group was playing around since 1959  They started playing around in the Bay area and called themselves The Blue Velvets.   The group had changed their name to the Golliwogs and had a minor hit  with a song called Brown Eyed Girl.   The group was force to slow down while John Fogerty went into the Army Reserves and Doug Clifford went into the Coast Guard.  The year was 1967 as the group finaly changed their name to  Creedenece Clearwater Reevival which Saul Zeentz of Fantasy records agreed to the name and gave them the right to record the first album.   The stood for Credence Nuball , a friend of Tom Fogerty , Clearwater was a reference to the group's concern of ecology and finally Revival which stood for the group back together again.  John was going to write and produce the album since he could play the instruments and some of the other members really could not yet play their instruments. the group recorded Suzie Q and They Put A Spell On You in 1967 and had some minor hits with the songs. However the group signed a very rough deal with Fantasy Records.
In March of 1964 the Blue Velvets went to Fantasy Records in San Francisco and after two name changes and five years the group got their first hit in 1969 called Poud Mary! ]

BAYOU COUNTRY ALBUM

Released in January of 1969 and contain the hit single Proud Mary

                                                                                                                                   

The group went on to have many hit singles during this era with such songs as , Green River, Bad Moon Rising, Looking Out The Back Door, Who' Will Stop The Rain, Have You Ever Seen The Rain,  Down On The Corner, Fortunate Son, Run Through The Jungle , Traveling Band , and many more.

GREEN RIVER ALBUM

Released August of 1969 , Includes Hits Green River and bad Moon Rising

I hear The Bad Moon Rising!!!

MEMBERS

JOHN FOGERTY(Younger Brother) - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica ,Piano

TOM FOGERTY  ) Older Brother) Guitar , Vocals, Piano

STU COOK  -- Bass, Vocals

DOUG CLIFFORD --Drums, Percussion, Vocals

 

 

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WHO'LL  STOP THE RAIN

WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS ALBUM

Released In November 1969 and Contained Such Songs as Down On The Corner and Fortunate Son

The Group did play at WOODSTOCK but was not on the album or in the movie for the Festival due to John did not think the group was playing up to their normal performance .However the group did not come on until 3:00 AM due to the Grateful Dead played much longer than they were suppose to due to The Dead got into one of their famous jam sessions. Their Song Travelin' Band  was inspired by their appearance at Woodstock. The group was from San Francisco bay area but was totally inspired by the Louisiana swamp blues  music.The group was also noted for songs in protest of the Vietnam War.

 

 

COSMO'S FACTORY ALBUM

RELEASED in June of 1970 and Contained Songs such as Traveling Band ,Who"ll Stop The Rain,Up Around the Corner ,Looking Out My Back Door and Run Through The Jungle.

TRIVIA

COSMO's Factory was the nick name of their studio .

CCR had seven #2 songs and no #1 songs in the USA

John Fogerty took ten years off in 1990 due to his depression in reference to the group's bad record contract and the pressure which was on him to continue to write hit songs.

Tom Fogerty was orginal the group's main vocal .

Tom Fogerty leftthe group in Febuary 1971 as the album Pendulum was still on the charts.

Tom Fogerty died of AIDS from a Blood transfusion in 1990

John and Tom Fogerty never really got a chance to mead their differences.

Tom Fogerty had at least one successful single in his solo career.

John Forgerty won a Grammy Award

John Fogerty most Sucessful Solo single has been CENTERFIELD.

CCR was inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993

Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp both credit CCR for influence on their careers

 

PENDULUM ALBUM

Released in December of 1970 and Included HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN and many other great songs

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN

This was the last album which Tom Fogerty would play on . In my opinion this is their best album and it is a crime they did not continue on this path.

DOUBLE SIDED HITS

Green River/ Commotion

Down on the Corner / Fortunate Son

Travelin' Band / Who Stop the Rain

Up Around The Bend / Run Through The Jungle

 

MARDI GRAS ALBUM

Released in April of 1972 and included Songs such as , Sweet Hitch-hiker and Someday Never Comes

 

When Tom left the group they decided not to replace him and go on as a trio. However John insisted that he would only write 1/3 of the album .  The Single Sweet Hitch-Hiker was released in 1971 but the album was not released until 1972

Tom Fogerty left the group in 1971 after their best album called Pendulum.  Tom had a brief solo career but then got ill and then passed away. The group continued on however all the writing and producing was getting to much for John so on the next album Stu and Doug had to write and sing songs also. The album was called Mardi Gras which did not do as well as their previous albums. It did contain the hits Sweet Hitcher and Someday Never Comes and Hello Mary Lou ,but this still was the last album the group would record  for Fantasy Records which was the label all their music was released on.  

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John Fogerty did go on with a solo career , first with his Blue Ridge Rangers
and then he went out on his own and had a mild hit with the song Rockin All Over The World.  John finally made it back into the spotlight with his album Centerfield which became the album of the year in 1998. John is continuing on with his recording and touring careers and the other band members now tour and have released one album under the name of Creedenece Clearwater Revisited.

Fantasy Records owned all the CCR songs which was owned by SAUL ZAENTZ CCR was without a doubt the labels main group and income. Fantasy built a landmark headquaters building in Berkeley , California in 1970 which is nicknamed "THE HOUSE THAT CREEDENCE BUILT"  A company did buy out Fantasy rights to CCR songs but only in the USA and Canada and Fantasy still controlled the songs inthe rest of the world. In 2004 Fantasy Records was bought out by Norman Lear company Concord Records and shortly after this event John Fogerty re-signed with label.

http://www.johnfogerty.com

http:www.ceedence-online.net

 

 

 

 

RELEASE DATE------------------TITLE OF SONG---------------USA HOT 100

Sept 1968-------------------------SUZIE Q -------------------------#11

NOV 1968--------------I PUT A SPELL ON YOU -----------------#58

JAN 1969-----------------PROUD MARY---------------------------#2

MAY 1969---------------------BAD MOON RISING --------------#2   

MAY 1969------------------------LODI-----------------------------52

AUGUST 1969-----------------------------GREEN RIVER------------#2

AUGUST 1969---------------------COMMOTION---------------------#30

NOV 1969--------------------DOWN ON THE CORNER-------------#3

NOV 1969-------------------FORTUNATE SON-------------------#14

JAN 1970 ------------TRAVELIN' BAND-----------------------------#2

JAN 1970-----------------------WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN ----------#2

APRIL 1970-------------------UP AROUND THE BEND -----------#4

APRIL 1970----------RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE _-------------#4

AUG 1970------------LOOKin" OUT MY BACK DOOR--------------#2

AUG 1970--------------LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT------------#2

JAN1971----------------HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN -------#8

JAN 1971----------------------------HEY TONIGHT-------------------#8

JAN 1971-----------------------SWEET HITCH-HIKER-----------------#8

MAY 1972-------------------SOMEDAY NEVER COMES------------#25

 

Chronicle Vol#1 and Vol#2 are the groups most famous greatest hits albums The Group also has some live albums. CCR records are still selling strong today .

HEY TONIGHT

RETURN TO ROCK GROUPS

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