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John Fogerty

"John Cameron Fogerty" (born May 28, 1945) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for his time with the southern rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. He was born in Berkeley, California.

By 1968, things were starting to pick up. The band released its first album, the self-titled ''Creedence Clearwater Revival'', and also had their first hit single, ''Susie Q''. Other hit singles of Creedence Clearwater Revival were ''Proud Mary'', ''Fortunate Son'', ''Up Around The Bend'', ''Green River'', ''Down On The Corner'', ''Travelin' Band'', ''Lookin' Out My Back Door'', ''Bad Moon Rising'', and ''Who'll Stop The Rain.''

Tensions flared in 1971, causing John's brother, Tom, to leave the band. John demanded that Stu Cook and Doug Clifford write and sing one third each of the next album, ''Mardi Gras''. They protested, saying it wouldn't be a CCR album, and that the fans would not understand. John replied, "my voice is a unique instrument and I will not lend it to your songs." He threatened to quit the band immediately if his ultimatum was not met; ''Mardi Gras'' turned out to be their last album as Fogerty bought himself out of his contract and officially le...

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