What iconic rock ‘n’ roll band did Rolling Stone magazine rank 82nd on its list of 100 greatest artists of all time?
– Creedence Clearwater Revival
– The Monkees
Creedence Clearwater Revival produced a sound that was a synthesis of rock, swamp pop, R&B and country. Their unique arrangements invoked images of the heart of Americana mixed with the smoldering social issues of the times. The group found its focus and distinctive sound when leader John Fogerty took the reins, steering the band’s direction, along with writing and singing almost all their material. CCR put out its final album “Mardi Gras” in 1972. Source: AllMusic.com
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival, often referred to as simply Creedence or CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford.
Their musical style encompassed the roots rock,swamp rock,and blues rock genres. Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they played in a Southern rock style, with lyrics about bayous, catfish, the Mississippi River, and other popular elements of Southern United States iconography, as well as political and socially-conscious lyrics about topics including the Vietnam War. The band were one of the performers at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.