Creedence Clearwater Revival

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.

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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