Mike-B,…It may be because we do not have the same musical tastes.
But in Sweden and around the world,…John Fogerty is incredibly big and famous.
With your description it feels like we grew up on different planets .
As Johnt wrote,…Wembley was a superb concert,everybody was up boogieing to all of the Classics.
It’s amazing how many Classic Songs,he and CCR have had over his long career.
John Fogerty at the Beacon Theatre,November 11, 2013.
For his songwriting achievements,…John Fogerty was honored as a Broadcast Music Incorporated Icon,at the 58th annual BMI Pop Awards on May 18, 2010.
BMI Icons are selected because of their…
"unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."
John Fogerty was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame” in 2005.
On October 1,1998,…John Fogerty was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He was listed on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists (at number 40).
And the list of 100 Greatest Singers (at number 72).
Creedence Clearwater Revival
In 1968 began the success of the band, now renamed the Creedence Clearwater Revival,.got his first hit single with Suzie Q.
With John Fogerty as vocalist, Sologitarrist, songwriter and producer.
Three productive and Successful year starts for the group.
During this period they released…
SIX BESTSELLING ALBUMS,…and played on Woodstock 1969, among others.
Hit singles who ended up on the top-10 charts around the world during this period was…
Bad Moon Rising.
Down on the Corner.
Up Around the Bend.
Travelin ’ Bands.
Lookin ’ out My Back Door.
Who’ll Stop the Rain.
All written by John Fogerty.
The Band’s music,…with roots in traditional Rock’n’Roll,.rhythm and blues and country,was characterized by John Fogertys powerful vocals and effective guitar riffs.
And is sometimes categorized as Swamp Rock.
Fogertys guitar playing with Creedence Clearwater Revival,…led that the Rolling Stone Music magazine ranked him…
As the 40th greatest guitarist of all time.
The group had nine top-ten singles and eight gold albums between 1968 and 1972.
And was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
1985 a cover of John Fogertys song “Rockin’ All Over The World” became a big hit for the Status Quo.
And the song “Almost Saturday Night” by John Fogerty became a minor hit for Dave Edmunds in the Uk and Sweden.
Fogerty returned to the commercial music industry in 1997 with Blue Moon Swamp.
The album was successful,…and Won the Grammy for Best Rock Album in 1997.
On June 29,2006…he played his first headlining British concert since 1972.
At the Hammersmith Apollo theater in London,as part of the European leg of the tour…(maybe because of this,that you haven’t heard so much about him Mike-B).
During that leg,…he also performed in Sundsvall, Sweden,where 25,000 people came to see him perform at the town square.
The record Revival was released October 2, 2007.
Revival debuted at number 14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart,with sales about 65,000 copies in its first week.
Revival was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album of 2008.
With Creedence Clearwater Revival
1968 – Creedence Clearwater Revival
1969 – Bayou Country
1969 – Green River
1969 – Willy and the Poor Boys
1970 – Cosmo’s Factory
1970 – Pendulum
1972 – Mardi Gras
1973 – The Blue Ridge Rangers
1975 – John Fogerty
1976 – Hoodoo (ej utgiven)
1984 – Centerfield
1986 – Eye of the Zombie
1997 – Blue Moon Swamp
1998 – Premonition (livealbum)
2004 – Deja Vu All Over Again
2005 – The Long Road Home (samlingsalbum)
2007 – Revival
2009 – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
2013 – Wrote a Song for Everyone.
So,…as you wrote Mike-B…
“John Fogerty is hardly well known & hasn’t produced any rock standards,”
It is not true,…And now I has far from written about everything he has done.
There is much,much more.
That’s why I wrote at the beginning,…that it feels like we grew up on two different planets .