Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Green River

John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook met in high school and formed a bar band called the Blue Velvets. Fogerty's brother Tom joined the band and they signed with Fantasy records as the Golliwogs. Lead singer Tom stepped aside for brother John and the group and it's swamp-rock style began to gain popularity. In 1968, the newly renamed band released it's first album, the self-titled Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The group disbanded in 1972 after an output of 7 albums but in the late 60s none could foresee this nor the decades of legal and financial wranglings amongst band members which for years prevented Forgerty from performing his own songs.

But as 1969, drew to a close CCR had undertaken several significant tours, amassed a considerable fan base, performed at Woodstock and released their third album Green River. Here's a performance of the title track.


  1. Great band. One of my favorites. Saw John Fogerty a while ago on the Vote for Change tour, and he was great as well. I believe he did this song too.

  2. They were good. One of the favourites from my mispent youth. And he just keeps chuggin' along.