John Fogerty, guitarist
Singer ~ Guitarist ~ Songwriter
Creedence Clearwater Revival
birth name: John Cameron Fogerty

John Fogerty

May 28, 1945, Berkeley, CA

This summer, John Fogerty will become the only musician ever enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame when his classic ode to the sport, Centerfield, gets inducted into Cooperstown. For over a decade, Centerfield has been a staple anthem at baseball games and every Hall of Fame induction. “It's one of those things that you're not sure that you heard it right because, as they say, it came out of left field,” Fogerty tells Rolling Stone about hearing the news. “It was just so unusual because it's not an occurrence that they do with the Baseball Hall of Fame. I had to kind of think about it a while to make sure it was actually real.” ~ Rolling Stone: John Fogerty's Centerfield Gets Honored By Baseball Hall Of Fame ~ May 25, 2010 © Rolling Stone

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May 28, 1994 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (2) Ace Of Base, The Sign ~ #2 (3) Madonna, I'll Remember ~ #1 (1) All-4-One, I Swear

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John Fogerty ~ Inducted in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2005.

John Fogerty ~ Centerfield (1985) ~ Ranked #55 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ An intensely autobiographical album: a survivor's tale that celebrates the durability of rock & roll and the power inherent in remaining true to one's own beliefs. ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

Creedence Clearwater Revival

In the new studio sessions, this shift in style yielded Suzie Q, a cover of a Dale Hawkins tune. The song became CCR's first hit. Released in the fall of 1968, the eight-minute track was recorded with a specific outlet in mind - San Francisco's avant-garde rock station KMPX. “I told the other guys that the quickest way we could get on the radio, therefore get more exposure and get this thing going was to specifically go in and record an arrangement of Suzie Q that could get played on that station,” Fogerty remembered in Rolling Stone. The plan worked and the song charted at Number 11. ~ Musicianguide: Creedence Clearwater Revival ~ retrieved April 24, 2014 © Musicianguide

Creedence Clearwater Revival ~ Ranked #82 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists in 2004.

In 2012 four albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #462 Bayou Country (1969) ~ #281 Cosmo's Factory (1970) ~ #171 Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968) ~ #16 Green River (1969)

Creedence Clearwater Revival ~ Proud Mary (Fogerty) ~ Ranked #115 RIAATop 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.



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