John Fogarty is a blues guitar hero. The voice of his guitar is as distinctive as that of Jimi /Hendrix or Mark Knopfler. He also wrote many classics. He did much of his best work as the leader of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Platinum
Yes, it is a greatest hits album, but, even with my advanced years, the original success of CCR was slightly before my time; I am unfamiliar with the individual albums. My most vivid CCR memory is recognising Bad Moon Rising on the track of An American Werewolf In London.
After the band split, John got into arguments with the other members about royalties. John felt (IMO rightly) that his was the major contribution and that they were his songs. He deduced (IMO wrongly) that this meant the other band members had no claim on them. As a result John refused to talk to, or perform with…