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Fogerty, John

Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Guitarist, Musicians, Producers, Singer, Songwriter

1945 – He was born on the 28th day of May this year in Berkeley, California, USA.


1958 – He and his brother, Tom Fogerty, formed the band in El Cerrito, California as Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets.


1966 – He joined an Army reserve unit. He served at Fort Bragg, Fort Knox and Fort Lee.


1967 – He was released from the army this year.


1968 – 1972 – His released its first album, the self-titled Creedence Clearwater Revival, and also had their first hit single, "Susie Q". Other hit singles of the band were "Proud Mary", "Fortunate Son", "Up Around The Bend", "Lodi", "Green River", "Down On The Corner", "Travelin’ Band", "Lookin’ Out My Back Door", "Bad Moon Rising", "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" and "Who’ll Stop The Rain."


1971 – His brother, Tom, left the band. John subsequently demanded that Stu Cook and Doug Clifford write and sing one third each of the next album, Mardi Gras.


1973 – He began a solo career, originally under the name the Blue Ridge Rangers for his year.


1975 – He played all of the instruments and covered others’ hits, such as "Jambalaya" (which was a Top 40 hit) and some gospel songs like "Have Thine Own Way, Lord," and "Working on a Building".


1985 – His solo career emerged in full force with Centerfield, which went to the top of the charts and included a Top 10 hit in "The Old Man down the Road" and a title track frequently played on classic rock radio and at baseball games to this day.


1986 – His follow-up album was Eye of the Zombie , which was less successful.


1993 – He became precedent when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned lower court rulings this year and awarded attorneys’ fees to Fogerty, without Fogerty having to show that Zaentz’s original suit was frivolous.


1997 – He retired until returning Blue Moon Swamp, which won the Grammy for Best Rock album this year.


1998 – He had a very successful tour this year in the United States and Europe. He released a live album from that tour titled Premonition, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album this year. However, he lost to Sheryl Crow’s ‘The Globe Sessions’.


2004 – He appeared on the Vote for Change tour, playing a series of concerts in American swing states.


2005 – He returned to Fantasy Records. The first album released under the new Fantasy contract was The Long Road Home, a compilation CD combining his Creedence hits with solo material.


2006 – He had his first concert in Mexico City, at the Auditorio Nacional; which was sold out to 10,000 fans.