Creedence Clearwater Revival

American roots rock band

Creedence Clearwater Revival (often made shorter as CCR or Creedence) was an American rock band from California, United States. They were popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s.[1] The band has sold 26 million albums in the United States alone.[2] CCR was inducted into (became part of) the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.[3]

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1968 L-R: Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1968
L-R: Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty
Background information
OriginEl Cerrito, California
GenresRoots rock, country rock, blues-rock, swamp rock, rock and roll, Southern rock
Years active1967–1972
Past member(s)John Fogerty
Tom Fogerty
Stu Cook
Doug Clifford

Many people thought they were from the Southeastern United States because the group's music sounded like the country, folk, and blues music of that place. They liked to sing about bayous, the Mississippi River, catfish, and other things people in the south liked. They also used instruments and styles that were common in the southeast.

For many people, CCR was the soundtrack of their youth. The documentary "Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall" shows CCR was famous worldwide.. In 1969, they made three albums that made the top fifteen.[4] Cosmos Factory (1970) sold as many or more albums as the BeatlesLet It Be and Led Zeppelin‘s III. [5] Their guitar playing and John Fogerty's voice made any CCR song instantly recognizable.

The members of the group were John Fogerty (born 1945), his brother Tom Fogerty (1941-1990), Doug Clifford (born 1945), and Stu Cook (born 1945).

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  1. Show 54 - Hail, Hail, Rock 'n' Roll: Getting back to rock's funky, essential essence. [Part 3] - All TracksDigital Library
  2. "Gold & Platinum - March 01, 2010". RIAA. Archived from the original on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  3. "Creedence Clearwater Revival". Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  4. Best Selling Albums. "Best-selling albums of 1969". Retrieved 2023-09-11.
  5. MJD (2019-01-31). "Creedence Clearwater Revival albums and songs sales". ChartMasters. Retrieved 2023-09-12.

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