They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and were ranked at 82 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. In 1973 they issued the live album Live In Europe that had been recorded by the trio, however in 1980 appeared another live album The Concert, created by the original line-up. Later the musicians noted that the key word was Revival — that meant the new stage for them. John Fogerty bought himself out of his contract with Fantasy Records and eventually established a successful solo career. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine included that album into the list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time at the place number 95, which definitely proved the highest level of Green River. However within a few years of their breakup their legacy became secure as one of the great American rock bands, and they heavily influenced the entire genre of heartland rock.
Soon after the release of Willy And The Poor Boys the musicians began working on the new material, so the fans did not have to wait long for the next album. By the mid 1960s, the band signed a contract with Fantasy Records which was a local label based in San Francisco at that time. . Thus, in 1964 the musicians signed the contract with Fantasy Records and started to work on the new material. In 1969 the band issued the second studio attempt Bayou Country, which turned out to be their first album that had been certified Platinum.
It was followed by Willy And The Poor Boys 1969 , which turned out to be as good as the previous record, and in 2003 it was also added to the list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The music lovers enjoyed it a lot, and the critics acclaimed the record as well. Thereby the rockers decided that three parts of the new name should be independent, but have the general common concept. The band started out as The Blue Velvets, formed by John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook in El Cerrito, California, United States in the late 1950s. The band's first album as Creedence Clearwater Revival was released in 1968.
John recently 2008 released a new album entitled Revival receiving a Grammy nomination. Creedence Clearwater Revival was somewhat unfashionable during the time they were active, because they concentrated on tightly-focused, well-crafted singles rather than long, loose album cuts. My Love; however the success came a bit later. John Fogerty insisted that bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford share equal songwriting and vocal time on the band's final album Mardi Gras in 1972. In 1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival released their last studio album Mardi Gras. Their musical style encompassed country rock and swamp rock genres; it remains a staple of radio airplay worldwide. Band members Doug Clifford and Stu Cook formed a band in 1995 with other musicians called Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
Platinum 2004 , one of the most significant of them, included such international hits as Green River, Someday Never Comes and Bad Moon Rising. Eventually John Fogerty took control of the group, writing most of their material and singing lead vocals. Charts yet amazingly they never had a 1 hit. They perform globally, only performing the original band's classics. In two years one small record company released two compositions of Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets - Come On Baby and Oh! Many have speculated that Fogerty did this in anticipation of poor sales, in order to prove to brother Tom and the rest of world that his songwriting had always been the real commercial talent behind the band's success.
His brother Tom left the band in 1971, to pursue an unsuccessful solo career. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother and rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford. The story of Creedence Clearwater Revival started in 1959, when school friends John Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford created the trio The Blue Velvets and began performing at local events. The album did indeed receive poor reviews and sales, and the group disbanded shortly afterwards. That group managed to gain popularity in no time due to their style, including the elements of rock-n-roll and swamp blues. The fifth studio attempt titled Cosmo's Factory was issued in 1970 and was acclaimed by the critics. John Fogerty still has no communications with Cook and Clifford.
Fantasy officials changed the group's name to The Golliwogs, an apparent reference to a once-popular minstrel doll called a Golliwogg. Seven singles were released in the San Francisco Bay area, but none received national attention however, in 1975 Fantasy released Pre-Creedence, a compilation album of recordings by The Golliwogs. They were an instrumental trio, however during the early '60s they began backing Tom Fogerty, John's older brother, for school dances at El Cerrito High School, on fraternity house gigs and in the recording studio. Soon he was invited to the other more famous band Spider Webb And The Insects. For the first time the band performed under the new name in 1967, and in 1968 they released the debut album Creedence Clearwater Revival.
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