Very rare interview with John Fogerty, who wrote and sang every CCR song, played lead guitar & great chunky rhythm guitar, and produced every Creedence album. When my parents could finally afford a little monaural record player, Bayou Country with its “Proud Mary” and“Born on the Bayou” was among the first albums I ever bought. Their follow up Green River album contained even more hits, including “Bad Moon Rising”,”Lodi“, and “Green River”, plus the song which serves as the title to Fogerty’s latest all star effort, Wrote a Song for Everyone . As popular and admired by fans and other musicians as they were, it is safely said that no one has ever sounded quite like Creedence Clearwater Revival.
John Fogerty and his world-class band including Kenny Aronoff on drums ( Chickenfoot, Smashing Pumpkins, John Mellencamp ) will close out the final night of this year’s New Orleans Jazz Festival on Sunday May 4, which earlier announced Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen as headliners on separate nights. –Redbeard
( L-R CCR‘s John Fogerty, drummer Doug Clifford, the late Tom Fogerty, bass player Stu Cook )