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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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At the same time when rock and roll was evolving from the forces that had produced the music possible to begin with, Creedence Clearwater Revival brought things back again to their origins making use of their concise synthesis of rockabilly, swamp pop, R&B, and country. Although music of CCR was quite definitely a group work in their limited, punchy preparations, their eyesight was quite definitely vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and innovator John Fogerty’s. Fogerty’s traditional compositions for Creedence both evoked long lasting pictures of Americana and shown burning social problems of your day. The band’s genius was their capability to accomplish this using the financial, primal power of a vintage rockabilly ensemble. The main element components of Creedence have been woodshedding in pub bands for approximately ten years before their breakthrough to nationwide achievement in the past due ’60s. John’s old brother Tom shaped the Blue Velvets in the past due ’50s in Un Cerrito, California, a little suburb over the bay from SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. By the middle-’60s, with several hopelessly obscure recordings under their belt, the music group — including Tom and John with two high-school close friends, drummer Doug Clifford and bassist Stu Make — authorized to Fantasy, liberating several singles because the Golliwogs that proceeded to go nowhere. Actually, there’s little guarantee found on those early attempts; they were incredibly derivative from the English Invasion along with other R&B and rock and roll trends of your day, with few tips from the swampy origins rock and roll that could characterize CCR. The group just discovered themselves when John had taken firm reins on the band’s path, singing and composing virtually all of the material. On the first record, 1968’s Creedence Clearwater Revival, the group performed it both methods, offering expanded, quasi-psychedelic workouts from the ’50s classics “I Place a Spell you” and “Suzie-Q.” The last mentioned melody became their first big strike, but the music group didn’t actually bloom until “Very pleased Mary,” lots two one in early 1969 that showed John’s skill at experiencing Southern root base music and imagery with an all natural ease. It had been the beginning of a torrent of traditional hits in the gritty, Small Richard-inspired singer on the next 2 yrs, including “Poor Moon Increasing,” “Green River,” “Down on the Part,” “Travelin’ Music group,” “Who’ll Prevent the Rainfall,” “Up Across the Flex,” and “Lookin’ Out My Back again Door.” Creedence also produced great albums — Green River, Willy and the indegent Young boys, and Cosmo’s Manufacturer all rank one of the better from the rock and roll period — but their accurate forte was like a singles music group. Once the Beatles split up in early 1970, CCR was the only real other work that offered any competition within the artwork of crafting striking, super-catchy artistic claims that soared towards the top reaches from the graphs every 3 or 4 weeks. Although they hailed through the San Francisco region, they hardly ever succumbed to the psychedelic indulgences from the period. John Fogerty also demonstrated adept at voicing the worries of the operating class in tracks like “Fortunate Boy,” in addition to partying with just as much funk as any white rock-band would muster on “Travelin’ Music group” and “Down on the Part.” With John Fogerty keeping such a solid top hands, Creedence couldn’t become said to have already been a democratic device, and Fogerty’s dominance was to sow the seed products from the group’s quick dissolution. Tom Fogerty remaining in 1971 (documenting several unremarkable single albums of his personal), reducing the music group to some trio. John allowed drummer Doug Clifford and bassist Stu Make equal stocks of songwriting and vocal period over the group’s last record, Mardi Gras (1972), which demonstrated conclusively that Fogerty’s music and singing had been necessary to increase CCR above journeyman position. It had been John Fogerty, needless to say, who produced the only real notable work following the quartet split up. Also his single outings, though, had been erratic and, for pretty much ten years, non-existent as he became embroiled within a internet of business disputes with Illusion Information. His 1984 record Centerfield demonstrated he could still rock and roll in the classic Creedence mode once the heart transferred him, but Tom Fogerty’s loss of life in 1990 finished any hopes of the CCR reunion with the initial members intact.

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Full Name Creedence Clearwater Revival
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame, NME Award for World Group
Music Songs Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son, Proud Mary, Down on the Corner, Born on the Bayou, Lookin' Out My Back Door, Who'll Stop the Rain, Run Through the Jungle, Suzie Q, Lodi, Green River, I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Cotton Fields, Up Around the Bend, Long As I Can See The Light, Travelin' Band, Someday Never Comes, Hey Tonight, I Put a Spell on You, The Midnight Special, Sweet Hitch-Hiker, Ramble Tamble, Commotion, Good Golly Miss Molly, Pagan Baby, Tombstone, It Came Out of the Sky, Before You Accuse Me, Graveyard Train, Hello Mary Lou, Walk on the Water
Albums Pendulum, Cosmo's Factory, Willy and the Poor Boys, Mardi Gras, Live in Europe, Bayou Country, Green River, The Concert, Creedence Clearwater Revival (album), Chronicle, Vol. 1, The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revival Covers the Classics, Chronicle, Vol. 2, Greatest Hits, Keep On Chooglin', Creedence Gold, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Country, More Creedence Gold, Spirit Orgaszmus, At the Movies, The Complete Hit-Album, Heartland Music Presents Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revived Selected Hits, Fillmore West Closing Night, San Francisco CA. July 4th, 1971 [Live FM Radio Broadcasting], Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, February 29th, 1972 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Fm Broadcasting), Fillmore West, San Francisco, March 14th, 1969 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Fm Broadcasting), Woodstock, August 16th 1969 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Broadcasting), Down on the Corner, 20 Golden Greats, CCR Medley, The Singles Collection, Hits Album, Bad Moon Rising: The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Best Of (Remastered)


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#Fact
1 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the same year as Cream, The Doors, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison, and Sly and the Family Stone.
2 Ranked #47 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
3 The band holds the record for the most number of No.2 chart hits without ever having had a No.1.
4 "Susie Q" was the band's only Top 40 hit that wasn't written by John Fogerty.
5 In the four years the band was together, they never had a #1 single in the US. But they did have 13 songs that reached the Top 40, including five singles that hit #2.
6 The band's name was a combination of several things. Credence Nuvall was a co-worker and friend of Tom Fogerty. A TV commercial for Olympia beer showed scenes of waterfalls and clean water supposedly used in beer making. The band had been playing together for nearly ten years under other band names and were finally able to try to make it to the big time late in 1967. It was a "revival" of sorts when things finally came together for the guys in the band.
7 Members have included John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, Doug Clifford


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Condom 1990 Documentary performer: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain"
Air America 1990 performer: "Run Through The Jungle"
Berkeley in the Sixties 1990 Documentary performer: "Fortunate Son"
Married with Children 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Return of Swamp Thing 1989 performer: "Born on the Bayou"
Midnight Caller 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Powwow Highway 1989 performer: "WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN"
Distant Thunder 1988 performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
1969 1988 performer: "Green River"
To Heal a Nation 1988 TV Movie performer: "RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE"
Love Potion 1987 performer: "BAD MOON RISING"
DTV Monster Hits 1987 TV Movie performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary performer: "FORTUNATE SON"
Stingray 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Crazy Summer 1986 performer: "Down On The Corner"
Off Beat 1986 performer: "Down On the Corner"
The Midnight Hour 1985 TV Movie performer: "Bad Moon Rising" - uncredited
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Flyers 1985 performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
The Big Chill 1983 performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 performer: "THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL"
Knight Rider 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
An American Werewolf in London 1981 performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
Melvin and Howard 1980 performer: "Fortunate Son" - as Creedance Clearwater Revival
Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 performer: "Keep on Chooglin" - as Credence Clearwater Revival
WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Who'll Stop the Rain 1978 performer: "HEY TONIGHT", "WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN", "PROUD MARY"
Sin of Lust 1976 performer: "Graveyard Train" - uncredited
China Doll 1975 performer: "Graveyard Train" - uncredited
Fun Buns Contest 1975 performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly", "Penthouse Pauper", "Proud Mary", "Keep on Chooglin'" - uncredited
Go Fly a Kite 1973 performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly", "Keep on Chooglin" - uncredited
Janet's Birthday Bash 1972 performer: "Graveyard Train" - uncredited
Butler's Night Out 1972 Short performer: "Up Around the Bend", "Hey, Tonight", "Bad Moon on the Rise", "Green River" - uncredited
Huset på Christianshavn 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Scene 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kong: Skull Island 2017 performer: "Bad Moon Rising", "Run Through the Jungle"
Why Him? 2016 performer: "Down On the Corner"
Four Seasons in Havana 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes
Mafia III 2016 Video Game performer: "Proud Mary", "Fortunate Son", "Bad Moon Rising", "Born on the Bayou"
Free Fire 2016 performer: "Run Through the Jungle"
War Dogs 2016 performer: "Fortunate Son"
Suicide Squad 2016 performer: "Fortunate Son"
Angeltown 2016 Short performer: "Have You Ever Seen The Rain"
Elvis & Nixon 2016 performer: "Susie Q"
The Mavericks 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Hap and Leonard 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wanted 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2014-2016 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Supernatural 2005-2015 TV Series performer - 8 episodes
The Brink 2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
El Clan 2015 performer: "Tombstone shadow"
The Strain 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Green Room 2015 performer: "Sinister Purpose"
Criminal Minds 2012-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Moonwalkers 2015 performer: "Fortunate Son"
Better Call Saul 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parenthood 2011-2015 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Pawn Sacrifice 2014 performer: "Travellin' Band" - as Credence Clearwater Revival
Saint Laurent 2014 "I Put a Spell on You"
Halt and Catch Fire 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Fortunate Son" - as Credence Clearwater Revival
Lenin Tatatino 2013 Short performer: "Fortunate Son"
Drift 2013/II performer: "Run Through the Jungle"
How I Met Your Mother 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hawaii Five-0 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love You to Death 2012/II Short performer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited
Red Dawn 2012 performer: "Long As I Can See The Light", "Up Around The Bend"
Stolen 2012 performer: "Keep on Chooglin", "Call It Pretending"
For the Love of Money 2012 performer: "RAMBLE TAMBLE" - as Credence Clearwater Revival
The Sapphires 2012 performer: "Run Through the Jungle"
Battleship 2012 performer: "Fortunate Son"
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2009-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fresh Meat 2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Cinema Snob 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Banda sonora 2008-2010 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock 2010 Video Game performer: "Fortunate Son"
Les petits mouchoirs 2010 performer: "Fortunate Son"
The Expendables 2010 performer: "Keep On Chooglin'", "Born on the Bayou"
The Good Guys 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chuck 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transylmania 2009 performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
American Dad! 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nurse Jackie 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
State of Play 2009 performer: "Long As I Can See The Light"
High Life 2009 performer: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain"
My Name Is Earl 2005-2008 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game performer: "Up Around The Bend"
Tropic Thunder 2008 performer: "Run Through the Jungle" 1970
Qwerty 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stop-Loss 2008 performer: "Born on the Bayou"
The Promotion 2008 performer: "Born to Move" 1970
Dexter 2006-2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Mr. Woodcock 2007 performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
December Boys 2007 performer: "Have You Ever Seen The Rain"
Into the Wild 2007 performer: "Porterville"
Evan Almighty 2007 performer: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain"
Live Free or Die Hard 2007 performer: "Fortunate Son"
The Sopranos 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Stargate SG-1 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wild Hogs 2007 performer: "Keep on Chooglin'"
Men in Trees 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
We Are Marshall 2006 performer: "Lookin' Out My Back Door"
The Hoax 2006 performer: "Up Around the Bend" 1985, "Down on the Corner" 1969
Desperate Housewives 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kurt Cobain About a Son 2006 Documentary performer: "Up Around the Bend"
First Snow 2006 performer: "Working Man"
The Darwin Awards 2006 performer: "Lodi"
The Fear (El Miedo) 2006 performer: "Bad Moon Rising", "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" extract, "Lookin' Out My Backdoor" extract
Romanzo criminale 2005 performer: "I heard it through the Grapevine"
The Longest Yard 2005 performer: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain", "Bootleg"
Man of the House 2005/I performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
The Ballad of Jack and Rose 2005 performer: "I Put a Spell on You" 1956
Crossing Jordan 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Green River"
Entourage 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Moondance 2004 Short performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
Road Trip 2004 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Las Vegas 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Skeppsholmen 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Black Gulch 2003 Short performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
The Man Who Copied 2003 "Travellin' band"
Gilmore Girls 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Witchblade 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
King of the Hill 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Remember the Titans 2000 performer: "Up Around the Bend"
The '70s 2000 TV Movie performer: "Fortunate Son" - uncredited
Frequency 2000 performer: "Susie Q"
The Waterboy 1998 performer: "Born on the Bayou"
Radiofreccia 1998 performer: "Run Through the Jungle"
Blade 1998 performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 TV Mini-Series performer - 4 episodes
Vain muutaman huijarin tähden 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Big Lebowski 1998 performer: "Lookin' Out My Back Door", "Run through the Jungle"
Desperate Measures 1998 performer: "PROUD MARY"
Tohuwabohu 1992-1998 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Prefontaine 1997 performer: "Fortunate Son"
Michael 1996 performer: "Up Around the Bend" 1970
My Fellow Americans 1996 performer: "Bad Moon Rising"
Father's Day 1996 writer: "The Night Time Is The Right Time"
The War 1994 performer: "Who'll Stop The Rain"
Forrest Gump 1994 performer: "Fortunate Son" 1969
L'eau froide 1994 performer: "Up Around The Bend"
Blue Chips 1994 performer: "Lookin' Out My Back Door"
Rudy 1993 performer: "Run Through the Jungle"
The Wonder Years 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Indian Summer 1993 performer: "Susie O"
Crossing the Bridge 1992 performer: "Fortunate Son"
My Girl 1991 performer: "Bad Moon Rising", "Run Through The Jungle"
Matkalaukkukostaja 1991 TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes
The Indian Runner 1991 performer: "GREEN RIVER"
Muuttolinnun aika 1991 "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", "Long as I Can See the Light" / performer: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", "Long as I Can See the Light"
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Two - Spoof of the Living Dead 1991 TV Short performer: "Fortunate Son"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Backline 2010 TV Series Musical Guest (2010)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'N' Roll Classics: Rockin' the Sixties 2004 Video Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1969-1971 TV Series Themselves
Creedence Clearwater Revival Live in London 1970 Documentary Themselves
Get It Together 1970 TV Series Themselves - Guest
Top of the Pops 1969 TV Series Themselves
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show 1969 TV Series Themselves - Singers
The Andy Williams Show 1969 TV Series Themselves
The Johnny Cash Show 1969 TV Series Themselves - Rock Band
Dionne Warwick- Souled Out 1969 TV Special Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Themselves
Banda sonora 2008-2010 TV Series Themselves
MusicalMENT 2008 TV Movie Themselves
Spotlight 1972 TV Series Themselves

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