Creedence Clearwater Revival

by Jeff Suwak

Led by John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival had a brief but memorable career that included a performance at Woodstock and a string of hits - "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Who'll Stop the Rain" among them.

One famous fact that sounds like fiction: Fogerty was sued for plagiarizing himself. You see, things turned ugly fast between CCR and their record label, and years later when Fogerty emerged from musical exile with the song "The Old Man Down The Road," his former manager, who owned the publishing rights to the Creedence catalog, sued him, claiming it ripped off "Run Through The Jungle" - a song Fogerty wrote!

These other statements may or may not be true. Can you discern Fact from Fiction in the CCR edition?

~Jeff Suwak
Creedence Clearwater Revival Songfacts
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Comments: 9

  • Greg from StlBorn in 63. And my mom park near me greatest hits in 2013. God bless CCR
  • Vitalii from Moscowfor me a simple test. and Creeds is one of my favorite bands. was mistaken only in one question. somehow decided that "Did you see the rain?" - anti-war song. Perhaps influenced by the recent view of "Forrest Gump", where there was a song Creeds during the episode of the Vietnam War.
  • Basse from SwedenGreat man, I loved it!
  • Charles Caruso from Augusta, Ga.John Fogerty was discharged from the Army in the summer of 1968. He wrote Proud Mary in 1968.
  • Greg from VancouverI've always been amazed at how many great songs CCR made in a relatively short time, imagine how much more they could have done if they stayed together. Awesome band, one of the best ever!
  • Erik Rock from Kannapolis Nc UsaI just did one wrong, i love CCR, i'm Brazilian.
  • Mrs. Jett from Pleasanton CaCool test!! I read his book and still got a couple wrong!
  • Lei A. Arntzen from NorwayThis is very informativ for me. Hard to get this information from our Norwegian sources.
    Have been a fan of CCR since they reached us in 1969 I guess ?
  • American David from New ZealandBayou Country is rockin
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