John Fogerty: Back with a 'Revival'

fromWXPN

John Fogerty

John Fogerty. Concord Music Group hide caption

itoggle caption Concord Music Group

Set List

  • "Gunslinger"
  • "Broken Down Cowboy"
  • "Dark Night"
  • "Proud Mary"

Best known for his involvement with the legendary '60s roots-rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, 62-year-old John Fogerty has also developed a successful solo career in the past four decades.

A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Fogerty formed CCR in the late '50s with his brother Tom in El Cerrito, Calif. In 1968, more than a decade later, the band released its self-titled debut album, which featured the hit single "Suzy Q." One of the first acts to sign to the Woodstock Festival in August 1969, the band soon released singles that would become part of the rock 'n' roll canon, including "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son" and "Travelin' Man." The band released its last album in 1972 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

In 1973, Fogerty began his solo career under the name The Blue Ridge Rangers, playing all of the instruments on his self-titled debut album. After an eight-year hiatus, Fogerty released the best-selling Centerfield in 1985, and also won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 1997 for Blue Moon Swamp. Fogerty's new album is titled Revival.

This story originally aired Oct. 26, 2007.

Purchase Featured Music

Revival

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
Revival
Artist
John Fogerty

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.