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John Fogerty Biography

Birth Name:
John Cameron Fogerty
Birth Place:
Berkeley, California, United States
Rock singer

Fast Facts

  • Played with his brother Tom Fogerty in the Blue Velvets in the late 1950s; the group later became the Golliwogs, and eventually evolved into Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Joined the U
  • S
  • Army Reserve in the mid-'60s to avoid being drafted
  • Scored nine Top 10 hits---all of which he wrote---with CCR from 1969 to 1972
  • A year after leaving CCR, released a 1973 album of cover songs as the Blue Ridge Rangers, in which Fogerty sang and played all the instruments
  • Did not record from 1975 to 1984 because of legal problems with his former label, Fantasy Records
  • Was sued by Fantasy because "The Old Man Down the Road," a cut from his 1985 solo album, Centerfield, allegedly too closely resembled the CCR song "Run Through the Jungle
  • " Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of CCR, in 1993; inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Reunited with Fantasy in 2005---for the release of best-of album The Long Road Home---when the label's new owners arranged to restore royalty rights Fogerty had relinquished in the mid-'70s to gain release from his contract


  • Daniel Fogerty -- Brother
  • James Fogerty -- Brother
  • Robert Fogerty -- Brother
  • Tom Fogerty -- Brother
  • Kelsey Cameron -- Daughter
  • Martha Paiz -- Ex-wife
  • Josh Fogerty -- Son
  • Shane Fogerty -- Son
  • Tyler Fogerty -- Son
  • Lyndsay -- Stepdaughter
  • Julie Lebiedzinski -- Wife