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(born May 28, 1945) is an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his time with the swamp rock/roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and as a #1 solo recording artist.
He was born in Berkeley, California and is the younger brother of the late Tom Fogerty.
He attended El Cerrito High School along with the other members of CCR.
The Golliwogs (1959 to 1966)
Inspired by Rock and Roll pioneers, especially Little Richard and Bo Diddley, John and his brother Tom Fogerty joined Doug Clifford and Stu Cook in the late 1950s to form the band Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets in El Cerrito, California.
After signing with the jazz label Fantasy in 1965, they became the Golliwogs and released a few singles that were largely ignored.
Creedence Clearwater Revival (1967 to 1972)
Fogerty was almost drafted in 1966, but instead he joined an Army reserve unit.
He served at Fort Bragg, Fort Knox and Fort Lee.
Fogerty was discharged from the Army in July 1967.
In the same year, the band changed its name to Creedence Clearwater Revival.
By 1968, things started to pick up for the band.
The band released its first album, the self-titled Creedence Clearwater Revival, and also had their first hit single, ˝Susie Q˝.
Many other hit singles and albums followed beginning with ˝Proud Mary˝ and the parent album Bayou Country.
Going solo (1973 to 1984)
John Fogerty began a solo career, originally under the name The Blue Ridge Rangers for his 1973 LP debut.
Fogerty played all of the instruments on covers of others’ country music hits, such as ˝Jambalaya˝ (which was a Top 40 hit).
After performing country & western tunes he released a rock & roll single in late 1973, also as The Blue Ridge Rangers.
The two John Fogerty penned songs were ˝You Don’t Owe Me˝ and ˝Back In The Hills˝ (Fantasy F-710).
First comeback (1985 to 1996)
Fogerty’s solo career re-emerged in full force with 1985’s Centerfield, his first album for Warner Bros.
Records (which took over co-ownership of Asylum’s contract with Fogerty).
Centerfield went to the top of the charts and included a top-ten hit in ˝The Old Man Down The Road˝; the title track is frequently played on classic rock radio and at baseball games to this day.
But that album was not without its legal snags either.
Second comeback (1997 to 2006)
Fogerty returned to the commercial music industry in 1997 with Blue Moon Swamp.
The layoff between Zombie and Swamp had been longer than his mid-’70s-mid-’80s break.
The album was much more successful than his previous effort and won the Grammy for best rock album in 1997.
A live album of the equally successful tour was released to similar acclaim and good sales.
On October 1, 1998, Fogerty was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.