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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Creedence Clearwater Revival is the name of an American rock band, fronted by John Fogerty.

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The band started out as The Blue Velvets, formed by Tom Fogerty in El Cerrito, California in the late 1950s. By the mid 1960s, the band signed a record contract, had their name changed to The Golliwogs by record company executives, and released a few obscure singles that failed to get noticed.

Eventually Tom's younger brother, John Fogerty, took control of the group, writing all of their material and singing lead vocals. The band's first album as Creedence Clearwater Revival was released in 1968. A cover of "Suzie Q." became their first hit single.

By 1969, the band really began to find its voice; "Proud Mary" became their second hit single and was followed by a series of successful songs, including "Bad Moon Rising", "Green River", "Down on the Corner", "Travelin' Band", "Who'll Stop the Rain", "Up Around the Bend", "Fortunate Son", and "Lookin' Out My Back Door." Creedence Clearwater Revival is considered part of a distinctly American style of music called Roots Rock.

Due to John Fogerty's success as writer, singer, and frontman, the other band members began to feel like they were being held back. His brother Tom left the band in 1971, to pursue an ill-fated solo career. John Fogerty, in an attempt to keep things together, allowed bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford equal songwriting and vocal time on the band's final album Mardi Gras in 1972, which proved conclusively that Fogerty's songs and vocal style were the key to the band's success.

John Fogerty bought himself out of his contract with Fantasy Records and eventually established a successful solo career.

Band members Doug Clifford and Stu Cook formed a band in 1995 with other musicians called "Creedence Clearwater Revisited". They mainly play the original band classics. 'Revisited' still performs around the country.

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