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John Fogerty
Fogerty performing in concert in Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
Background information
Birth name John Cameron Fogerty
Born 28 May 1945 (1945-05-28) (age 74)
Berkeley, California, United States
Genres Roots rock, country rock, blues rock, swamp pop, Southern rock, rock and roll, heartland rock, Americana
Occupations Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals, harmonica, piano keyboards
Years active 1959–present
Labels Verve Forecast, Fantasy, Asylum, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Geffen
Associated acts Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Golliwogs
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
Rickenbacker 325
Fender Telecaster

John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his time with the roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR).

After CCR parted ways in 1972, Fogerty had a successful solo career.

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). His songs include "Proud Mary", "Down on the Corner", "Centerfield", "Bad Moon Rising", "Green River", and "Fortunate Son".

Fogerty was born in Berkeley, California. The first band he was a part of was called The Golliwogs. He started this band with his brother Tom Fogerty, and Doug Clifford and Stu Cook.

In 1966, Fogerty served a United States Army Reserve unit at Fort Bragg, Fort Knox, and Fort Lee. In July 1967, he was discharged. At that time the band changed its name to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

He is currently married to Julie Kramer. They have one daughter from Kramer's previous marriage, two sons and a daughter.

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