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John Fogerty
Achieving fame as the singer/songwriter/guitarist in Creedence Clearwater Revival and since having gone on to a chart-topping solo career. Born in Berkeley, CA, and along with his brother Tom organized the group that would become Creedence as the Golliwogs in the late '50s. As Creedence, they released nine Top Ten singles, all written by Fogerty, between 1969 and 1971, starting with the standard "Proud Mary." They also scored eight gold albums between 1968 and 1972, all fueled by Fogerty's simple, driving rock songs and his burly baritone, intoning deceptively poetic ("Bad Moon Rising") and even political ("Fortunate Son") lyrics. Fogerty's solo career began in 1973 with the release of 'Blue Ridge Rangers', an album of cover songs on which he played all the instruments. This was followed by a formal solo album, 'John Fogerty', in 1975, and then silence for more than nine years while the artist worked out business problems with Creedence's old label. But Fogerty returned at the end of 1984 with a Top Ten single, "The Old Man Down the Road," and a number one album, 'Centerfield'. After a less-sucessful follow-up, 1986's 'Eye of the Zombie', Fogerty remained mostly quiet for much of the next 11 years. Resurfacing in 1997 with 'Blue Moon Swamp'; the live 'Premonition' appeared just a year later. In 2004 John Fogerty released 'Deja Vu (All Over Again)'. Rolling Stone wrote: "The title track is Fogerty's indictment of the Iraq war as another Vietnam, a senseless squandering of American lives and power." In October 2004 John Fogerty appeared on the "Vote for Change" tour, playing a series of concerts in American swing states backed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. John Fogerty is pictured here on July 24th, 2004 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, MN.

selected discography:
Deja Vu All Over Again (2004)
Premonition (1998)
Blue Moon Swamp (1997)
Eye Of The Zombie (1986)
Centerfield (1984)
John Fogerty (1975)
Blue Ridge Rangers (1973)
Creedence Clearwater Revival [BOX SET]
Chronicle, Vol. 1
Chronicle, Vol. 2
John Fogerty @ Wikipedia
Fogerty's Swamp Mailing List
Creedence Online