John Fogerty – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Dennis Elsas with John Fogerty

Dennis Elsas with John Fogerty

Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of the most successful bands of the late 1960’s and early 70’s.

Their leader, John Fogerty, emerged as a performer with one of the most distinctive vocal and guitar sounds in rock ‘n’ roll.  Many of the songs he wrote and recorded became not only rock classics, but also political touchstones of the period.

Disbanding the group in 1972, he went on to pursue a solo career and continued making memorable music.

Despite his success, there were lengthy legal battles with his former record company and bandmates that made it difficult for him to embrace CCR’s legacy.

In 2005 John finally made peace with his past symbolized by re-signing with his former record company (Fantasy Records, now under new ownership).  He has since released several CD’s and DVD’s including Revival which was released in October 2007.

We spoke in the fall of 2004 and again in 2007 about his latest releases, and, of course, that classic Creedence sound.