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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Year of birth : 1967

Age: 48 years

Place of birth : San Francisco, California, USA

Citizenship : United States

BiographyBackground "Creedence Clearwater Revival" dates back to 1958, when in one of San Francisco`s suburbs formed the group "The Blue Velvets". The organizers were two school friend, John Fogerty (b. May 28, 1945) and Doug Clifford (b. April 24, 1945) , to show the same interest in rhythm and blues and rock and roll. John took over guitar duties, Doug began banging on makeshift drums, and to improve the sound guys invited to his company Stu Cook (b. April 25, 1945) , who owned a good game on the piano. Unlike other teenage teams "Velvets" very energetically set to work and tried to speak at any event ,whether it`s a football match, fair or just a party.

In addition, the boys often hung out near the recording studio, and sometimes they were invited to play along with some local celebrities. While "Blue Velvets" go its own way, the elder brother of John, Tom (b. November 9, 1941) he made his own career singer. When another team disbanded ,Tom took to his support group of young Fogerty.

For several years, the team was satisfied mainly local concerts, periodically changing the signs ("Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets", "The Visions", "The Golliwogs"). Sometimes the group was trying to be recorded, but her records had little success.During that time, Cook was replaced by the keys on bass, Tom has mastered the guitar, and John to try himself as vocalist and composer. Until 1967, the quartet has worked as an amateur team, but then took the historic decision to go on a professional basis. Changed its name to "Creedence Clearwater Revival" and subscribe to the label "Fantasy",the group debuted with the single "Porterville".

Six months later came a full-length album, hast world Swamp Rock (weighted mixture of rhythm and blues with traditional rock and roll) in all its glory. Especially popular composition "Suzie Q" and "I put a spell on you", written by a pioneer of the genre by Dale Hawkins. If the first record reached just prior to the 52 th line of the national charts, the second (supported by the hit single "Proud Mary") was already in seventh position.

In the summer of 1969, "Creedence Clearwater Revival" were headlining the famous Woodstock, but because of the failure of the time set (3 am) they looked very small number of people. The musicians did not like their performance, and they fiercely resisted the inclusion of material from their participation in the film of the festival. At the end of 1969 came the first "Willy And The Poorboys", zanyavshiytretyu place in the "Billboard", the same place went and the single "Down on the corner". Musicians at the time cut circles in America and enjoyed success ,but the internal situation in the team is not favorable. The team established the dictatorship of John, and the significance of its partners receded. Whatever it was, but the group managed to release a couple of powerful albums, one of which ("Cosmo`s Factory") topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, the passion in the team continued to deteriorate, and in 1971 left the composition of the senior Fogarty. After he left, John made a cunning trick to show who is still the most important in the "CCR". He gave Doug and Stu equal copyright, and "Mardi Gras" compositions were all members of the group. The resulting album was criticized the nines, and after the European tour in 1972 the team ceased to exist. All former members of the "Creedence" began to do solo, but only John Fogerty, it was a success. In 1993, the group "Creedence Clearwater Revival" was introduced in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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