- Category : Entertain-Music-Composer/Arranger
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (49,55,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 2
American musician, one of rock's great singer-composer-guitarists who ranked alongside Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. With a bayou rock'n'roll style, he arranged and produced undisputed rock standards and classics.
As a youngster, Fogerty formed the "Blue Velvets" who phased into the "Golliwogs" for their disc debut in 1965. Within two years they evolved into "Creedence Clearwater Revival," cracking national popularity. While they sold millions of records, the production company lost money in a failed bank. The legal and contract hassles lasted for years and Fogerty developed an ulcer in 1976. He made no performances for ten years before his triumphant concert tour in 1986, performing songs from his hit LPs, "Centerfield," and "Eye of the Zombie."
On 9/06/1990, his brother Tom died of tuberculosis.
In May 1998, he released a new album, "Blue Moon Swamp," 11 years after his last LP, "Eye of the Zombie."