Could a Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion Be in the Works?
When I was in High School, Creedence Clearwater Revival was the biggest band in the world. And I absolutely loved them.
Looking back now, I think Creedence was 'country rock' before we even knew what that term was. If you listen now to songs like 'Proud Mary', 'Lookin' Out My Back Door', 'Lodi', 'Green River', Have You Ever Seen The Rain' and so many more, well to me they sound a whole lot more 'country' then most of the new country songs on the country chart today. But, that's another story (or argument).
Creedence had an incredible run...or perhaps I should say 'sprint'. All too soon it was over, done. And it was not an amicable split. The man who was the 'leader' of the band, John Fogerty, and the others, to put it mildly, did not get along. Fogerty had a decades long legal battle over the rights to the Creedence songs he had written. And there was personal animosity between him and the other members.
Fogerty went on to a very successful solo career that continues on to this day. Other members of Creedence Clearwater Revival went on to form Creedence Clearwater Revival, without John Fogerty. Any talk, and I mean any talk, of a Creedence Reunion was not only dead, but buried and gone.
And Now? Well, perhaps there's a crack, however small, in the wall between the two sides. According to the Associated Press:
(AP) - John Fogerty used to go into a rage whenever he was approached about Creedence Clearwater Revival reuniting. Fogerty says he's let those feelings go and now his answer is, "I don't know. Maybe." However, he doubts it. Drummer Doug Clifford agrees. He says, "Things are too broken." Bassist Stu Cook says, "It would be a milestone if we could just sit down and have a beer."
So, probably not, probably no reunion. It was just something I heard through the grapevine.
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