Creedence Clearwater Revival is among the great imaginative achievements of American rock ‘n’ roll. Their music, called “swamp rock” by many, was born far from the Louisiana bayou that supplied the imagery for many of their songs. It was instead a Southern dream that sprang from the mind of the quartet’s triple-threat leader, Northern California-born singer-songwriter-guitarist John Fogerty. From the raw materials of classical rock ‘n’ roll and R&B, Fogerty created some of the most singular and popular rock of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
Between their Fantasy Records debut in 1968 and their disbanding in October 1972, the band –... Read More