Within four short years Creedence Clearwater Revival had accumulated more than 13 Top 10 hits. But, that was only the beginning of the timeless legend that is CCR!
They’ve became one of the best examples of classic American rock! They’re one of the greatest rock bands to come out of the 60’s and are indeed rock legends!
John Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook formed the Blue Velvets in 1959 while still in junior high in El Cerrito, California. They played cover songs at the local dances. They also backed up John’s older brother as Tom Fogerty and the Blue Velvets on albums and at live gigs. John had seen Fantasy Records on TV and contacted them and in 1964 the band had a signed with the label.
Without the bands knowledge, Max Weiss who co-owned Fantasy Records changed the bands name to the Golliwogs before their first release. It was an attempt to cash in on the popularity British bands had was seeing at the time. None of the seven singles the Golliwogs recorded …