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Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Creedence Clearwater Revival", frequently referred to as "CCR" or simply "Creedence", was an American swamp rock band, fronted by John Fogerty.

*John Fogerty – vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, organ

*Tom Fogerty – guitar, vocals

*Stu Cook – bass, vocals

*Doug Clifford – drums, percussion, occasional vocals

Creedence Clearwater Revival was considered a swamp rock band. Although it hailed from California, the group clearly was heavily influenced by the swamp blues genre that came out of south Louisiana in the late 1950s and early to mid-1960s. The group cultivated a Louisiana connection through its choice of song and album titles, such as "Born On The Bayou," ''Bayou Country'', and ''Mardi Gras'', as well as through the southern "good ol' boy" image projected by its members.

The band started out as ''The Blue Velvets'', formed by John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook in El Cerrito, California in the late 1950s. They were an instrumental trio, however in 1959 they began backing Tom Fogerty, John's older brother, for school dances at El Cerrito High School, on fraternity house gigs and in the recording studio. In the middle of 1964, the ...

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