Sunday, May 28: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (May 28) to John Fogerty. The former CCR frontman is 72.
John Fogerty is best known for his time as singer and guitarist (1967-1972) for Creedence Clearwater Revival in which he was also the main songwriter. 1968 saw the release of the band’s self-titled debut album and their first single “Suzie Q”. Many other albums and singles followed including the hit “Proud Mary” off the album Bayou Country. Fogerty had a successful solo career following CCR. In 1985, he released the album Centerfield on Warner Bros. Records. The album featured many hit singles including the title track “Centerfield”, “The Old Man Down the Road”, and “Rock and Roll Girls”. Rolling Stone magazine ranked John Fogerty number 40 on their list of 100 Greatest Guitarists and 72 on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.
Creedence Clearwater Revival sold 26 million albums in the U.S. alone and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. I've seen John Fogerty perform in concert a couple of times over the years and the guy is a living legend. Check out video of John Fogerty with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and the Sound City Players performing "Fortunate Son" below.