Tom Fogerty, guitarist
Rhythm guitarist
Creedence Clearwater Revival
birth name: Thomas Richard Fogerty

Tom Fogerty

November 9, 1941, Berkeley, CA ~ September 6, 1990, Scottsdale, AZ

Although for a few years Tom Fogerty was in one of the most successful rock groups in the world,it was his lot to be in the huge shadow of his younger and far more talented brother, John Fogerty. Tom played rhythm guitar and sang some background vocals in Creedence Clearwater Revival, but only one of his compositions was recorded by the band. Tom was the first member of CCR to leave, splitting in early 1971 because of tensions with his brother and a wish for more freedom to sing and write his own material. Despite recording nine albums prior to his death in 1990, however, he never succeeded in either making hit records or presenting nearly as strong a musical identity as John - or, indeed, CCR as a whole - did. ~ Allmusic: Tom Fogerty ~ retrieved September 3, 2013 © Allmusic

Continued right after these…

Honoring musicians. Celebrating birthdays. Remembering death days.

Also on November 9 ~ Susan Tedeschi born 

November 9, 1963 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) The Village Stomers, Washington Square ~ #2 (2) Nino Tempo & April Stevens, Deep Purple ~ #1 (1) Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, Sugar Shack


This lack of opportunity, along with festering, long-standing animosity with his brother, led him to leave the band in 1971. After leaving the band, Fogerty began performing and recording as a solo artist. His relationship with his brother John remained strained. Tom was bitter at having his contributions overlooked. In the pre-CCR days, Tom had been singer, songwriter, and, generally, manager of the act. ~ Wikipedia: Tom Fogerty ~ retrieved January 28, 2016 © Wikipedia

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 ~ Inducted in the 1993 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

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)

All text snippets containing a hyperlink copyrighted by the original website.
Views expressed by musicians, music critics or journalists do not necessarily represent ours.
concept & design © 2019 Make Today Rock