How then do we explain Creedence Clearwater Revival and their five hit albums in three years, leaving the best for July 1970’s “Cosmo’s Factory” , all written, arranged, produced, and sung solely by John Fogerty fifty years ago? Enjoy my very rare classic rock interview.
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The mind-boggling hat trick in 1969 where “Bayou Country”, “Green River”, and “Willy & the Poor Boys” albums were all released by Creedence Clearwater Revival in a 13-month period. John Fogerty is my guest In the Studio.
Here is a kick*ss performance of “Proud Mary” from a 1997 rehearsal, one of the essential songs of the last half of the 20th century, sung and played by the composer John Fogerty and made internationally popular when he led Creedence Clearwater Revival.
In January 1967 when John Densmore’s snare drum cracked like a rifle shot before Ray Manzarek’s nimble fingers made their intricate run of baroque-sounding notes on that reedy Farfisa organ, all on the introduction to jazz/flamenco guitarist Robbie Krieger’s composition “Light My Fire”, it clearly and boldly announced a unique approach to rock and roll that really has no peer. And all of that before Jim Morrison stepped up to the microphone to introduce one of the greatest voices and hedonistic personalities in rock history. Not unlike Creedence Clearwater Revival from the same period, no other American bands put out more albums in less time which were more influential in the last 50+ years. And like CCR, no one ever sounded like The Doors ever since. Here is Doors co-founder the late Ray Manzarek with me In the Studio to mark The Doors anniversary. -Redbeard
rock’n’soul playlist of the greatest rockers like the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, and twenty-five more all paying tribute to Detroit’s Motown and Memphis’ Stax African-American musical giants, presented to commemorate American Black History Month.
John Fogerty ripping through the furious protest song he wrote and sang for Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Fortunate Son”. This unreleased gem from the In the Studio archives was recorded in May 1997 during John Fogerty’s rehearsals…
John Fogerty was rehearsing his band in Burbank CA in front of a small studio audience when the band dug into the title song from that Creedence Clearwater Revival “Green River” album.
Here’s John Fogerty and his terrific band performing live at rehearsal in Burbank in 1997, reprising two Screamin’ Jay Hawkins songs which Fogerty’s Creedence Clearwater Revival covered on their debut,”Susie Q/ I Put a Spell on You”.
John Fogerty and his ace band to an adoring small private audience at band rehearsal May 1997 in Burbank, performing the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic which he wrote, “Born on the Bayou”.
Surprised to find just how many towns with the name “Lodi” existed. But there has only ever been one song with that moniker, written and sung by John Fogerty when he led Creedence Clearwater Revival. Here’s John and his band just before embarking on tour,at rehearsal in Burbank CA in May 1997.