Despite selling 30 million albums and having 9 top ten hits, Creedence Clearwater Revival were only together for four years.

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival is best known for their unique blend of swamp rock, roots and blues, as popularized in such unforgettable hits as “Proud Mary” and “Born on the Bayou.” Although their songs evoked the raw sound of the rural South, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and brothers Tom and John Fogerty actually hailed from El Cerrito, California, where the four began playing music together as teenagers. By the mid-1960s, the group had signed to Berkeley’s Fantasy Records, where they honed their skills on the road and in the studio as The Golliwogs. Everything changed in 1968, however, when the band changed their name to Creedence Clearwater Revival and released their self-titled debut, w… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

7 thoughts on “Despite selling 30 million albums and having 9 top ten hits, Creedence Clearwater Revival were only together for four years.”

  1. Jzmu

    They released 7 albums in 4 years. That is insane by today’s standards.

  2. bathands

    The members were in litigation with each other longer than that.

  3. TheClayroo

    7 years between the Beatles first album and the breakup. Less than 5 years for Nirvana. Hendrix was around for just a couple I believe. A lot of great bands made a huge splash in a short amount of time.

  4. __brunt

    I think most people are more surprised to learn they were from San Francisco and just doing southern swamp cosplay

  5. fiddycaldeserteagle

    They signed the worst contract in history and got paid a pittance for their masterpiece collection.

  6. UCDent

    And never had a number one song.

  7. Rearview_Mirror

    CCR wasn’t really a band. More like “John Fogerty and the boys”

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