1, a collection of Creedence's twenty hit singles, in 1976. Creedence Clearwater Revival. As a goodwill gesture, Concord honored the unfulfilled contractual promises Fantasy made nearly forty years earlier, finally paying CCR a higher royalty rate on their sales and restoring John's ownership of his songs back to him. Although they topped some international charts and local radio countdowns, CCR have the distinction of having had five No. The success of CCR made Fantasy and Zaentz a great deal of money. However, on October 16, 1972—less than six months after the tour ended—Fantasy Records and the band officially announced its disbanding. The album was their biggest seller and went to No. John, Cook, and Clifford played at their 20th El Cerrito High School reunion in 1983, but as their original incarnation, the Blue Velvets.

[31] Zaentz also used his wealth to produce a number of successful films, including Best Picture Oscar winners One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, and The English Patient. They used tambourines, and it sounded no better. Cook—who held a degree in business—claimed that because of poor judgment on Fogerty's part, CCR had to abide by the worst record deal of any major U.S. recording artist. It has been awarded 10x platinum, indicating it has sold over 10 million copies. After their breakthrough, CCR began touring and started work on their second album, Bayou Country (released January 1969), at RCA Studios in Los Angeles. I don't care! We'd had decent successes with our cover of "Susie Q" and with the first album. They were obsessed with the idea of more control and more influence. Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1968. "[34], In May 2013, Fogerty once again said he would be open to a reunion, but he does not see Cook and Clifford being willing to change their stance. Months later, during April 1969, "Bad Moon Rising" backed with "Lodi", was released and peaked at No.

"[13] They also backed John's older brother Tom at live gigs and in the recording studio. [citation needed] Fogerty also would contribute only rhythm guitar to his bandmates' songs. The band returned to Wally Heider's San Francisco studio in June to record Cosmo's Factory. 1's, four No.

The band then decided on their own name, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), which they took in January 1968. General CommentFrom the horse's mouth: "Born on the Bayou" is the first track on Creedence Clearwater Revival's second album, Bayou Country. Realizing that it doesn't really kick up a big firestorm of emotion, it kind of suggests that at least if someone started talking I'd sit still long enough to listen.

In Tom's words: "I could sing, but John had a sound! 2 singles, without ever having had a No. 2 singles were exceeded only by Elvis Presley and Madonna with six each and tied with the Carpenters. Cook produced artist Roky Erickson's The Evil One and was a bassist with the popular country act Southern Pacific in the 1980s. While a jury ruled in Fogerty's favor, he did settle a defamation suit filed by Zaentz over the songs "Mr. Greed" and "Zanz Kant Danz". I think the call [laughs] would maybe have to come from outside the realm. At first, the remaining members considered replacing him but ultimately continued as a trio. [10] The compilation album Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits, originally released in 1976, is still on the Billboard 200 album chart as of August 2020, expecting to reach the 500-weeks mark sometime in December, 2020. All four members are present on Tom's 1974 album Myopia, and later jammed together at his wedding on October 19, 1980. That's clever, isn't it?[39].

Editors’ Notes Creedence Clearwater Revival were a remarkable singles band, cranking out a string of Top Ten singles that matched the band’s chunky rhythm section with singer John Fogerty’s wolfman howl. [7][8], CCR's music is still a staple of U.S. classic rock radio airplay. CCR's catalog of songs has frequently been used or referenced in popular culture, partly because John Fogerty signed away legal control of his old recordings to the band's record label, Fantasy Records.

They also founded Factory Productions, a mobile recording service in the Bay Area. 30 and the band's emphasis on remakes of their old favorites continued with "Night Time Is the Right Time". Porterville Tab by Creedence Clearwater Revival with free online tab player. Tom Fogerty decided he had had enough and resigned from CCR in early 1971 after the recording of Pendulum; his departure was made public the following February. In April 1970, CCR were set to begin their first European tour. For their debut album, see. [22], CCR released another double a-side hit, "Travelin' Band"/"Who'll Stop the Rain" in January 1970. In spite of their continuing commercial success, however, relations among the three had become increasingly strained. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. It's been an awful long time since I been home, Songwriters: DOUGLAS CLIFFORD, JOHN CAMERON FOGERTY, RICHARD FOGERTY THOMAS, STUART COOK, Porterville lyrics © THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY. The album was a critical failure, considered by critics to be of inconsistent quality and lacking in cohesion.

[37][38] In an NPR interview, Fogerty objected to what he regarded as a misuse of his music: Folks will remember Forrest Gump and that was a great movie, but they don't remember all the really poor movies that Fantasy Records stuck Creedence music into: car commercials, tire commercials.

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7 platinum hit, the record was their first in a string of hit albums and singles that continued uninterrupted for two years. Tom Fogerty had officially left the previous year, and John was at odds with the remaining members over matters of business and artistic control, all of which resulted in subsequent lawsuits among the former bandmates.

Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. To support the upcoming live dates, John wrote "Up Around the Bend" and "Run Through the Jungle"; the single reached No. The band's final album, Mardi Gras, was released in April 1972, featuring songs written by John Fogerty, Cook, and Clifford, as well as a cover of "Hello Mary Lou" (a song Gene Pitney had originally written for Ricky Nelson). On November 16, 1969, they performed "Fortunate Son" and "Down on the Corner" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Contrary to its title, the 1970 performance was recorded in Oakland, California, not at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 2. 2. Since its incorporation in 1902, the city's population has grown as it annexed nearby unincorporated areas. The band initially consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty; his brother, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty; bassist Stu Cook; and drummer Doug Clifford. After Woodstock, CCR were busy honing material for a fourth album, Willy and the Poor Boys, released in November 1969. Cook and Clifford, who had wanted more input in CCR's artistic and business decisions, resisted this arrangement. [5] The band performed at the 1969 Woodstock festival in Upstate New York, and was the first major act that signed to appear. Bob Dylan and George Harrison (along with Taj Mahal and Jesse Ed Davis) had joined him onstage, admonishing, "If you don't, the whole world's gonna think 'Proud Mary' is Tina Turner's song."

[37] In this case, the advertiser eventually stopped using the song, as Fogerty related in a later interview: Yes, the people that owned Fantasy Records also owned all my early songs, and they would do all kinds of stuff I really hated in a commercial way with my songs. 1. Following a relatively long period of musical inactivity, Cook and Clifford formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995 with several well-known musicians. 4 that spring. Tom Fogerty released several solo albums, though none reached the success of CCR. In 1986 he also released his second Warner Bros. album Eye of the Zombie. That was after the Beatles split, but still.

So finally the bomb exploded and we never worked together again.[29]. CCR continued to tour constantly with performances in July 1969 at the Atlanta Pop Festival and in August 1969 at the Woodstock Festival. [4] They played in a Southern rock style, despite their San Francisco Bay Area origin, with lyrics about bayous, catfish, the Mississippi River and other popular elements of Southern United States iconography.

It's been an awful long time since I been home, But you won't catch me goin' back down there alone.

But I have to admit, people have asked me more recently, and even though I have no idea how such a series of events would come to pass, I can tell that there isn't the bombast in my voice, in the denial, in the refusal. Rolling Stone reviewer Jon Landau deemed it "the worst album I have ever heard from a major rock band. 58) and "Porterville" (released on the Scorpio label with writing credited to "T. Spicebush Swallowtail"), written during Fogerty's time in the Army Reserve. I don't think the others really understood what I meant, but at least I could manage the situation the way I wanted. Calling themselves the Blue Velvets, the trio began playing instrumentals and "jukebox standards. Songs. Fogerty's "Someday Never Comes", backed with Clifford's "Tearin' Up the Country", also cracked the U.S. Top 40. Swamp Rock, Blues Rock, Roots Rock, Country Rock. Their approach was basic and uncompromising, holding true to the band members' working-class origins. By 1968, AM radio programmers around the U.S. took note when CCR's cover of the 1956 rockabilly song[17] "Susie Q" received substantial airplay in the San Francisco Bay Area and on Chicago's WLS-AM. Creedence Clearwater Revival, also referred to as Creedence and CCR, was an American rock band which recorded and performed from 1968 to 1972.

These members had played together since 1959, first as The Blue Velvets, then as The Golliwogs. And of course I was the one who should do it. Revisited continues to tour globally performing the original band's classics. [11] Rolling Stone ranked them 82nd on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[12]. And I started narrating this story to myself, which was the song 'Porterville'".[16]. In February, CCR were featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, although only John was interviewed in the accompanying article.[24]. [20] The band's third album, Green River, followed in August 1969 and went gold along with the single "Green River", which again reached No. Tom and John barely reconciled before Tom's death, and in the eulogy that he delivered at Tom's funeral, John said, "We wanted to grow up and be musicians. It's not something I'm actively seeking, but I'm not totally against the idea either. The former would eventually become the group's most-covered song, with some 100 versions by other artists to date, including the #4 1971 hit by Ike & Tina Turner, two years to the week after the original peaked. And I said I'm very much against my song being used to sell pants. Lyrics to 'Porterville' by Creedence Clearwater Revival. [28] CCR never formally reunited after the breakup, although Cook and Clifford eventually started the band Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Go directly to shout page. In 2005, the label released The Long Road Home, a collection of CCR and Fogerty solo classics. 2 on the Billboard charts. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform.