John Fogerty is an American musician, songwriter, record producer and guitarist. He came to prominence as the lead singer and lead guitarist of the band Credence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and later became a successful solo recording artist. He is mainly known for playing roots rock, county rock, blues rock, rock and roll, swamp rock Americana. Fogerty was listed at number 40 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists and at number 72 on the list of 100 Greatest Singers. In 1959 he started his career with the band Tommy Fogerty and the Blue Velvets, which consisted of three other members; John’s brother, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook. The band signed up with Fantasy, a jazz label, in 1965 and the band became The Golliwogs. They did not get much recognition in the start and a few singles they released were largely ignored.
John was drafted into the United States Military but he did not serve long and was discharged from the Army in 1967. This year also marked the changing of his band’s name to Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). 1968 proved to be a better year for them and the band released their first album which featured their first hit single, Susie Q, followed by a train of hit singles and album. In 1973, John began a solo career and went on to release hits such as Jambalaya, Rockin’ All over the world and Old man down the road. He made a comeback in 1985 with his album Centrefield and then in 1997 with Blue Moon Swamp.
John Fogerty was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010 Grammys but did not get the award. On 18th May 2010, he was honored as a BMI icon at the 58th annual BMI Pop Awards.He performed at the 25th Anniversary of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts. In 2014, he performed at the Veterans Day celebration “Salute to the Troops”, held at the White House. He was the featured artist for the NHL stadium series hockey game in Santa Clara, California. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for John Fogerty tickets.
John Fogerty One Extraordinary Year Tour Details
John Fogerty’s One Extraordinary Year Tour will see John Fogerty perform many of his most beloved songs from the Creedence Clearwater Revival of 1969. CCR hits from 1969 include “Born on the Bayou.” “Proud Mary,” and “Bad Moon Rising.” The announcement of the Extraordinary Year Tour was one of the biggest in years for John Fogerty and delighted the massive CCR fanbase around North America. The Extraordinary Year tour officially kicked off on 8th of July in Chicago and will cover many cities within the United States of America and some performances will take place in Canada.