American songwriter, musician and singer John Fogerty, born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1945, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. He formed Creedence Clearwater Rival with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook and Tom Fogerty. John Fogerty, the band's lead guitarist and singer, wrote the band's nine Top 10 singles, which earned them eight gold albums from 1968 to 1972. John Fogerty will appear at Woodstock 50, a reunion of those who played at the original Woodstock Rock Festival in 1969 at Watkins Glen, N.Y., from Aug. 16 through Aug. 18, 2019. He will be performing with Country Joe McDonald, Santana, John Sebastian and Canned Heat.
John Fogerty is Celebrating His 50th Anniversary
John Fogerty is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "Born on the Bayou," and "Bad Moon Rising," tracks on his Bayou Country album. "Proud Mary," written just after John's discharge from the military in 1969, achieved No. 2 on the BillboardTop 10 Chart. "Born on the Bayou" was followed by his Green River album containing "Green River" and "Bad Moon Rising," also No. 2 on the Top 10 Chart. Fogerty led his band to their Willy and the Poor Boys album with its winning single "Down on the Corner," a lighthearted No. 3 on the charts. His most famous song, "Fortunate Son," protesting the Vietnam War, gave voice to the younger generation in their anti-war efforts.
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What are some popular John Fogerty songs he plays live?
John Fogerty wrote and performed at least 233 songs, including "Centerfield," "Looking Out My Door," "Moody River," "My Toot Toot," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "Rattlesnake Highway," "You Don't Owe Me" and three versions of "Susie Q." "Jambalaya" is a track on his Bayou album. CCR returned home and played "Travelin' Band" in front of 14,000 fans in Oakland, Calif.
In 1987, John Fogerty (24), Bob Dylan, and George Harrison gave a benefit concert for veterans of the Vietnam War. They played "Knock on Wood" from Fogerty's Rock and Roll All-Stars (Live) album, "Born on the Bayou" "Willie and the Poor Boys Down on the Corner," "Who'll Stop the Rain (Live)," "Up Around the Bend," "Midnight Special," "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Sun" and "Proud Mary."
What's on John Fogerty's 2019-2020 concert agenda?
John Fogerty's 50th-anniversary concert tour is an international frenzy of his greatest hits. John Fogerty, 73 years old, hits the stage running during his "90 minutes of a tour de force," says Detroit's Oakland Press. His 2019 50th Anniversary concert is a nostalgic mix of songs he wrote in his early 20s when the United States was in crisis with assassinations, war and civil rights turmoil. John Fogerty's lyrics in "Fortunate Son" touched millions during the Johnson administration.
How many awards has John Fogerty won?
John Fogerty, heavily influenced by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis in Memphis, Tenn., won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for Blue Moon Swamp in 1988.