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Creedence Clearwater Revival


Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) began as a good, old-fashioned garage band in the late 1950s. John, Stu, and Doug recorded their first demo in ninth grade before John's brother, Tom Fogerty, joined the band in high school. After years of playing in bars and small venues, the band eventually became the most popular rock band in America. Despite their popularity, the band known as CCR never had a #1 hit single in the United States, although they did have several hits reach the Top 10 on the charts. While the band earned great success, their professional differences quickly led to dissent and by 1972 CCR was forever disbanded.


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CCR at Woodstock

Creedence Clearwater Revival performed at Woodstock, taking the stage after The Grateful Dead. CCR's performance, however, was not included in the film Woodstock because John Fogerty was unhappy with the band's performance and the treatment they received. CCR took the stage at 3 in the morning because The Grateful Dead played passed their scheduled time allotment. At the time, Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of the top rock bands in the United States and was a headliner at the Woodstock Festival, but at 3 a.m. few were awake to listen and enjoy the music. Because of this, John Fogerty and the band refused to be included in the Woodstock film and album. However, in 1994, with the Atlantic Records release of a remastered Woodstock set, five of the CCR songs performed at Woodstock were included. 

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Organization Details

From: 1959 1
To: 1972 1
Band Members:
Doug Clifford: drums 1
John Fogerty: vocals, guitar 1
Stu Cook: bass 1
Tom Fogerty: rhythm guitar 1
CCR disbands:
July 1972 2
Change their name to Creedence Clearwater Revival:
December 1967 2
Known as The Golliwogs:
1964 2
Known as Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets:
1959 2
Performed at Woodstock at 3 am:
17 Aug 1969 2
Released the album “ Creedence Clearwater Revival”:
July 1968 2
Released the album “Bayou Country”:
January 1969 2
Released the album “Cosmo's Factory”:
July 1970 2
Released the album “Green River”:
August 1969 2
Released the album “Mardi Gras”:
April 1972 2
Released the album “Pendulum”:
December 1970 2
Released the album “Willy and the Poor Boys”:
November 1969 2
Signed a contract with Fantasy Records:
1964 2
Place Formed:
El Cerrito, California 1

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