Creedence Clearwater Revival is an American rock band that was formed in 1958 in California. Eventually, he began performing under the name Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1967. The original line-up of the group is vocalist and leader John Fogerty and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, Stu Cook and Tom Fogerty.
The band’s debut, simply titled “Creedence Clearwater Revival”, brought the band’s signature blend of blues, rock & roll, country and folk. The album includes covers of blues standards “Suzie Q” or “I Put a Spell on You”, as well as the group’s own compositions.
The heights of success and popularity came with the second album “Bayou Country” in February 1969, which sold over 2 million copies in the United States alone. It was on this album that Creedence Clearwater Revival’s most popular recording, “Proud Mary”, was found on the charts in the US. The increase in popularity resulted in a large concert tour and performances at famous music festivals, including the legendary Woodstock festival.
The band’s third album, “Greek River”, is a great combination of commercial and artistic success. The title single “Greek River” and “Bad Moon Rising” made their way to the charts, and 3 million Americans bought the album, which is hard to point to its weaknesses. John Fogerty’s texts, which were an accurate presentation of American social problems, were also delightful.