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Creedence Clearwater Revival, also abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band formed in El Cerrito, California. The band initially consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty; his brother, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty; bassist Stu Cook; and drummer Doug Clifford. These members had played together since 1959, first as the Blue Velvets and later as the Golliwogs, before settling on Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1967.

CCR's musical style encompassed roots rock, swamp rock, blues rock, Southern rock, and country rock, among others. Belying their origins in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, the band often played in a Southern rock style, with lyrics about bayous, catfish, the Mississippi River and other elements of Southern United States iconography. The band's songs rarely dealt with romantic love, concentrating instead on political and socially conscious lyrics about topics such as the Vietnam War. The band's most prolific and successful period between 1969 and 1971 produced fourteen consecutive top 10 singles (many of which were double A-sides) and five consecutive top 10 albums in the United States – two of which, Green River (1969) and Cosmo's Factory (1970), reached number one. The band performed at the 1969 Woodstock festival in Upstate New York, and was the first major act signed to appear there.

CCR disbanded acrimoniously in late 1972 after four years of chart-topping success. Tom Fogerty had left the previous year, and John was at odds with the remaining members over matters of business and artistic control, all of which resulted in lawsuits among the former bandmates. Fogerty's disagreements with Fantasy Records owner Saul Zaentz led to more court cases and John Fogerty refused to perform with the two other surviving members at Creedence's 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though the band has never officially reunited, John Fogerty continues to perform CCR songs as part of his solo act, while Cook and Clifford have performed as Creedence Clearwater Revisited since the 1990s.

CCR's music remains a staple of U.S. classic rock radio airplay; 28 million CCR records have been sold in the U.S. alone. The compilation album Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits, originally released in 1976, is still on the Billboard 200 album chart and reached the 500-weeks mark in December 2020. It has been awarded 10× platinum.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1968Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival420
1969Bayou CountryCreedence Clearwater Revival4.4522
1969Green RiverCreedence Clearwater Revival4.4529
1969Willy and the Poor BoysCreedence Clearwater Revival4.5525
1970Cosmo’s FactoryCreedence Clearwater Revival4.4528
1970PendulumCreedence Clearwater Revival4.620
1972Mardi GrasCreedence Clearwater Revival3.7513

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1970Spirit OrgaszmusJeronimo and Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1972Creedence GoldCreedence Clearwater Revival58
1973More Creedence GoldCreedence Clearwater Revival55
1974C.C.R. Best 20Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1976Chronicle: The 20 Greatest HitsCreedence Clearwater Revival featuring John Fogerty535
1976The Best Of Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival1
19781968 / 1969Creedence Clearwater Revival1
197920 Golden GreatsCreedence Clearwater Revival2
1981Creedence CountryCreedence Clearwater Revival54
1981Hey TonightCreedence Clearwater Revival2
1981Hits AlbumCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1982Chooglin’Creedence Clearwater Revival54
1985The Best of C.C.R.Creedence Clearwater Revival51
198516 ExitosCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1986Chronicle, Volume 2Creedence Clearwater Revival511
1986The Fantastic Creedence Clearwater StoryCreedence Clearwater Revival51
1986The Very Best of Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival52
1987The Complete Hit Album, Volume 2Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1987The Complete Hit Album, Volume 1Creedence Clearwater Revival2
1988Traveling BandCreedence Clearwater Revival2
1988Роллинг Стоунз / КриденсThe Rolling Stones / Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1989Classic Rock: Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1990Creedence Clearwater Revival 21st Anniversary: The Ultimate CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival52
1990All Time Greatest HitsCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1991La légende de CreedenceCreedence Clearwater Revival52
1991Greatest Hits, Volume 1Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1991Greatest Hits, Volume 2Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1992Greatest HitsCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1992Heartland Music Presents Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1993Platinum: The Ultimate CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival3
1993The Best of Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival2
1993The Creedence Clearwater Revival CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1994The Legends CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival52
1994Really the BestCreedence Clearwater Revival42
1994Creedence Clearwater Revival, Volume 2Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1994Creedence Clearwater Revival, Volume 1Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1994Platinum, Volume IICreedence Clearwater Revival1
199525 grandes exitosCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1995Forever: 36 Greatest HitsCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1995Keep On Chooglin’Creedence Clearwater Revival1
1995Proud Mary: BestCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1996AnniversaryCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1997BestCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1997Anniversary II: The Ultimate CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1997The Ultimate Collection: Anniversary EditionCreedence Clearwater Revival54
1998Bad Moon Rising: Best IICreedence Clearwater Revival2
19987 CD—CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1998All Time Greatest HitsCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1998Creedence GoldCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1998Star Power: Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1998West Coast CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1999Rollin’ on the RiverCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1999AnthologyCreedence Clearwater Revival1
1999The Very Best OfCreedence Clearwater Revival31
2000At the MoviesCreedence Clearwater Revival51
2000The Ultimate Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival1
200036 All‐Time Greatest HitsCreedence Clearwater Revival2
2001Creedence Clearwater Revival (boxed set)Creedence Clearwater Revival2.53
2001PlatinumCreedence Clearwater Revival52
200224 CaratCreedence Clearwater Revival2
2002The Very Best Of …Creedence Clearwater Revival1
2003Bad Moon Rising: The Best of Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2003Best OfCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2003The Premier CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2004Absolute OriginalsCreedence Clearwater Revival2
2005Greatest HitsCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2005Inside Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival51
2005The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty · Creedence CollectionJohn Fogerty · Creedence4.355
2005Colección 5 estrellasCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2005Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John FogertyCreedence Clearwater Revival51
2005Scandinavian CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2006Gold CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2007Forever LegendsCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2007Rock LegendsCreedence Clearwater Revival52
2007Best OfCreedence Clearwater Revival4
2008CollectedCreedence Clearwater Revival51
2008The Complete Collection (40th anniversary editions reissues)Creedence Clearwater Revival1
200816 KlassikerCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2009Born on the Bayou (DVD)Creedence Clearwater Revival51
2009Covers the ClassicsCreedence Clearwater Revival52
2009Creedence Clearwater Revival (40th anniversary editions box set)Creedence Clearwater Revival1
2009Opus CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2009The Singles CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival52
2012The Ultimate CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2012Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival: Greatest Hits & All‐Time ClassicsCreedence Clearwater Revival52
2013Bad Moon Rising: The CollectionCreedence Clearwater Revival43
2014The 1969 SinglesCreedence Clearwater Revival2
2014Greatest HitsCreedence Clearwater Revival2
2014SUS 20 grandes exitosCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2014The Complete Studio AlbumsCreedence Clearwater Revival2
20161969 Box SetCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2019Ten Songs for YouCreedence Clearwater Revival1
2019Travelin’ BandCreedence Clearwater Revival1

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