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John Cameron Fogerty achieved fame as the lead singer/songwriter and guitarist in Creedence Clearwater Revival and has since gone on to a chart-topping solo career. Born in Berkeley, CA, Fogerty and his brother Tom organized the group that would become Creedence as the Golliwogs in the late '50s. As Creedence, they released nine Top Ten singles, all written by Fogerty, between 1969 and 1971, starting with the standard "Proud Mary." They also scored eight gold albums between 1968 and 1972, all fueled by Fogerty's simple, driving rock songs and his burly baritone, intoning deceptively poetic ("Bad Moon Rising") and even political ("Fortunate Son") lyrics.

John Fogerty (born May 28, 1945 in Berkeley, California) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for his time with the southern rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. John and his brother, Tom Fogerty, formed the band in the late 1950s as Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets. Between 1969 and 1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival released nine Top Ten singles including "Fortunate Son", "Proud Mary" and "Bad Moon Rising".
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Fogerty began a solo career, originally under the name the Blue Ridge Rangers for his 1973 debut, on which he played all of the instruments and covered others' hits, such as "Jambalaya" (which was a Top 40 hit). John Fogerty was released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). Sales were slim and legal problems delayed a follow-up. Creedence Clearwater Revival's former management filed suit against Fogerty, claiming that his new, solo compositions sounded too much like his former work as songwriter for Creedence. His solo career emerged in full force with 1985's Centerfield, which went to the top of the charts and included a Top Ten 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. But that album was not without its legal snags either; two songs on the album, "Zanz Can't Dance" and "Mr. Greed", were believed to be attacks on Fogerty's former boss at Fantasy Records, Saul Zaentz. Zaentz responded with a lawsuit, which forced Fogerty to issue a revised version of "Zanz Can't Dance" (changing the lead character's name to Vanz). Another lawsuit claimed that "The Old Man Down The Road" shared the same chorus as "Run Through The Jungle" (a song from Fogerty's days with Creedence). Fogerty ultimately won his case when he proved that the two songs were whole, separate and distinct compositions. He memorably brought his guitar to the witness stand and played excerpts from both songs, illustrating that many songwriters (himself included) have distinctive styles that may make different compositions sound similar to less discerning ears.

The follow-up was The Eye of the Zombie in 1986, which was less successful. In 1993, his group Creedence Clearwater Revival was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but Fogerty refused to perform with the group, claiming his revenge against his bandmates for having sided with Fantasy Records in his disputes with the company.

In 1997, however, Fogerty returned with Blue Moon Swamp, a rocking collection of new material that was the equal, at the very least, of any of his post-Creedence albums. Following a fairly uniform streak of positive critical reviews for his newest work, Fogerty took a band on the road and played both his newest material and nearly every hit Creedence had ever recorded. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive--so much so that it led to a live album of Fogerty playing CCR tunes, 1998's Premonition--and within short months, it looked to fans that Fogerty would keep rollin' down the river well into the next century.

In 2004 he released his so far latest CD "Deja VU - All over again". "The title track is Fogerty's indictment of the Iraq war as another Vietnam, a senseless squandering of American lives and power."

In October 2004 John Fogerty appeared on the Vote For Change Tour in six concerts together with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, R.E.M. and Bright Eyes just before the USA presidential elections.
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