New box set celebrates 50 years of Creedence Clearwater Revival

As much as I loved the bands form the “British Invasion” in the mid ’60s, when Creedence Clearwater Revival came on the scene, it was like a breath of fresh air. Purveyors of raw, roots-based American music with meaningful lyrics and hooks galore, CCR had 14 top ten hits in its short lifespan from 1968-72. Sadly, though, the band had signed one of the worst contacts in the history of popular music, and leader and principle songwriter John Fogerty ended up in what seemed like perpetual litigation with first Fantasy Records and its owner, Saul Zaentz, and then his former bandmates. The nadir came in 1988 when Zaentz sued Fogerty for sounding like — himself.
Because he did not own the rights to the songs he had written while with CCR, Fogerty refused to perform them for many years. In 1987, he played a set of Creedence tunes at a benefit for Vietnam veterans in Washington, D.C. In 1997, he embarked on a full tour to support his recently released album “Blue Moon Swamp,” and finally mixed many CCR chestnuts in with

The message will be closed after 20 s