John Fogerty

John Fogerty
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Fogerty performing in Lucca, Italy, July 2009
Background information
Birth nameJohn Cameron Fogerty
Born (1945-05-28) May 28, 1945 (age 73)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Harmonica
Years active1959–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitejohnfogerty.com

John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Together with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and his brother Tom Fogerty, he founded the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, for which he was the lead singer, lead guitarist and principal songwriter. The group had nine top-ten singles and eight gold albums between 1968 and 1972, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.[4]

After CCR parted ways in 1972, Fogerty had a successful solo career.[5] He was listed on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists (at number 40) and the list of 100 Greatest Singers (at number 72).[6] His songs include "Proud Mary", "Down on the Corner", "Centerfield", "Bad Moon Rising", "Green River", and "Fortunate Son".

Early life

Fogerty was born in Berkeley, California, and grew up in El Cerrito, California, one of five sons born to Galen Robert and Edith Lucile Fogerty. His father was a native of South Dakota and worked as a Linotype operator for the Berkeley Gazette. Lucile Fogerty was from Great Falls, Montana. When John was two years old, his parents both converted to Catholicism. He first attended a Catholic school in Berkeley named the School of the Madeleine. In his memoir, Fortunate Son, Fogerty was critical of the school, saying he was not permitted to go to the bathroom when he asked and frequently wet himself in the classroom and was forced to sit in his wet clothing.[7]

After one year, he was enrolled in nearby Harding Grammar School. In Fogerty's book, he stated that his parents were alcoholics and that they divorced when he was in the third or fourth grade.[7] He later attended St. Mary's High School, then transferred to El Cerrito High School, where he met the other future members of CCR and took guitar lessons from Berkeley Folk Festival creator/producer Barry Olivier.[7][8] Fogerty had an older brother, Tom, who was a guitarist and bandmate in the group that became CCR. John Fogerty spent summer vacations at Putah Creek, near Winters, California, which became the subject of the CCR song "Green River".[9][10]

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