Creedence Clearwater Revival is a phenomenal country-rock band led by John Fogerty who attempted to revive the original rock sound in a world of blues, psychedelia, and other styles. Fogerty and Creedence eschewed drugs, although they did implement psychedelic styles into some of their songs. Initially the band received no money for their work because of a bad contract agreement, granting all income to go to the record label. Later on, during Fogerty's solo career, a lawsuit ensued between him and his record label concerning the similarities between Run Through the Jungle and the solo song The Old Man Down the Road. Fogerty won the trial through a ruling that he could not be accused of plagiarism because he had performed both songs. More legal issues regarding the rights to the songs between Fogerty and reunion band Creedence Clearwater Revisited later emerged. The song Lodi was not written about the California city of the same name, but rather merely because Fogerty saw the name on a map and liked the name. Who'll Stop the Rain? is not about Vietnam, as most people believe, but rather about the storm at the Woodstock Festival. The song Bad Moon Rising has the misheard lyric "There's a bathroom on the right". The actual lyric is "There's a bad moon on the rise", although Fogerty did use the "bathroom" lyric at a concert once as a joke. The album version of Suzie Q, a cover of Dale Hawkins, is over ten minutes long. The single version was reduced to under five minutes.

Genres Edit

Country Rock

Roots Rock

Psychedelic Rock

Blues Rock

Folk Rock

Songs Edit

Born on the Bayou

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Proud Mary

Run Through the Jungle

Who'll Stop the Rain

Have You Ever Seen the Rain

Up Around the Bend

Lookin' Out My Back Door

Fortunate Son

Bad Moon Rising

Down on the Corner

Susie Q

I Put a Spell on You

Travelin' Band

Green River


Long as I can see the Light

Hey Tonight

Cotton Fields

Midnight Special

Someday Never Comes

Influences Edit

Buck Owens

Ike and Tina Turner

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Dale Hawkins