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John Fogerty: Centerfield

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, April 1985

I have a better title, except Malamud already claimed it: The Natural. John Fogerty's sound could never be pinned down to time or ...

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John Fogerty (1997)

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rock's Backpages audio, 10 April 1997

John Fogerty on guitar playing versus songwriting, and how he's got better.

File format: MP3 File size: 883.1k<br> Interview length: 1 minute 10 seconds Sound quality: ***

John Fogerty (1997)

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Rock's Backpages audio, Summer 1997

The former Creedence frontman looks back on the end of Creedence and his relations with the band; on Fantasy Records boss Saul Zaentz and being sued for "self-plagiarism"; on his tricky relationship with brother Tom; on not being psychedelic in San Francisco during the Summer of Love; on hearing the blues, Elvis and Bay Area R&B radio... and on life after Creedence and how much happier he is now.

File format: mp3; file size: 51mb; Interview length: 53' 07"; sound quality: ****½

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John Fogerty

Retrospective by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, September 1973

JOHN FOGERTY is many things, none of them ordinary. Besides his obvious musical ability, he is unique even among musicians. A loner, self-reliant and firmly ...

John Fogerty: John Fogerty

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 23 October 1975

JOHN FOGERTY singlehandedly prepares records that are virtually perfect in execution as well as conception: brilliantly concise self-expression, captivating and broad-based radio music. Though he ...

John Fogerty: John Fogerty

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, December 1975

IT'S BEEN TEN or twelve years since the East Bay Golliwogs traipsed onto some crepe-strewn highschool gym floor and set up, almost a decade since ...

John Fogerty Looks At Rock In ‘76

Interview by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, April 1976

''Let's face it," John Fogerty was saying, "could I wear eye shadow and get away with it?" He was speaking of the sense of alienation ...

Where Has John Fogerty Gone?

Essay by Dave Marsh, Musician, April 1981

As apocalyptic anxiety at nameless dread descend on the body politic, how relevant the work of Creedence Clearwater now seems. ...

Will Creedence Clearwater ever be revived?

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 2 September 1982

JOHN FOGERTY, once the driving force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, is a strange one, and his older brother, former Creedence rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, is ...

John Fogerty: Centerfield (Warner Bros.)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1985

TIME STANDS still in Fogertyville. It’s ten years since the old Creedence leader made a record and nothing much has changed. There’s a few syndrums ...

John Fogerty: Centerfield (Warner Bros.) *****

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 16 February 1985

IN TERMS of influence, rather than current hitmaking potential, John Fogerty can't be overestimated. Forget that Bonnie Tyler did 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain', ...

John Fogerty: Fogerty Returns To The Stage

Live Review by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 14 March 1985

Oldies highlight show for cable TV ...

The Natural Is Back

Interview by Mark Leviton, BAM, 15 March 1985

WHAT BECOMES a legend most? You won't find John Fogerty in mink. He favors checked flannel shirts, suspenders, jeans and work boots, would rather go ...

John Fogerty alters album: 'Zanz' becomes 'Vanz'

Report by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 28 March 1985

Fantasy Records and Saul Zaentz still threaten to sue former Creedence leader ...

John Fogerty: On The Road Again

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 9 October 1986

John Fogerty returns to the stage after a fourteen-year layoff ...

Fogerty Wins Unusual Self-Plagiarism Suit

Report by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 12 January 1989

Case is latest round in long fight with Fantasy Records ...

Bill Graham: Tribute Concert, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Live Review by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 12 December 1991

ON SUNDAY, November 3rd, more than 300,000 people showed up at the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park for the biggest rock concert ever held ...

John Fogerty: Fortunate Son

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 4 February 1993

John Fogerty looks back on the Glory Days of Creedence Clearwater Revival ...

Lenny Waronker: All In The Family

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, July 1994

Warner Brothers President Lenny Waronker is not your Average Corporate Cheese ...

John Fogerty: Swamp Thing

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Rolling Stone, 26 June 1997

AFTER 10 LONG YEARS, John Fogerty is back with Blue Moon Swamp, his first album since 1986's Eye of the Zombie, and it is a far better, breezier affair. ...

John Fogerty: Rock Now, Pay Later

Interview by Bill Prince, Q, July 1997

Life's a bitch when you lose a few million in a big banking scam, get sued for plagiarising yourself and haven't released a record in ...

John Fogerty

Interview by Craig Werner, Goldmine, 18 July 1997

THE HISTORY of rock'n'roll bears witness to the power of the unmistakably individual voice bubbling up from subterranean reservoirs of the blues, gospel, and country ...

John Fogerty

Interview by Craig Werner, Goldmine, 3 July 1998

Just before he embarked on last summer's Blue Moon Swamp tour, John Fogerty told Goldmine that "the new John and the old John are the ...

John Fogerty: The saddest story in rock

Retrospective and Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 11 July 2000

In 1988 John Fogerty was sued for plagiarising his own songs. Adam Sweeting talks to the Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman about 12 years of bitter ...

John Fogerty: The Long Road Home

Interview by Gene Sculatti, ICE, October 2005

IT'S NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND how a popular artist might tire of singing the words to his biggest hits after decades of doing so. Year ...

The Long Road Down: How Creedence Clearwater Revival Fell To Pieces

Retrospective and Interview by Hugh Fielder, Classic Rock, October 2006

HAD IT NOT been for the in-fighting, the pressure, crap deals, "stolen" songs and one control-freak member's desire to run the whole show, Creedence Clearwater ...

John Fogerty: Revival

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, November 2007

Finally at peace with his past, Creedence legend makes storming return. ...

John Fogerty: Revival

Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 5 November 2007

ON REVIVAL (Fantasy Records), John Fogerty comes to terms with and maybe even makes peace with his past. In doing so he's created one of ...

The Guitars of John Fogerty: How Creedence pioneer learned to love the Les Paul

Report and Interview by Fred Shuster, Los Angeles, 21 November 2007

AT A TIME when most American rhythm guitar players were using utilitarian Fender Telecasters or Stratocasters, John Fogerty chose a black Gibson Les Paul, pictured ...

John Fogerty: Beacon Theatre, NYC

Live Review by Hank Bordowitz, Rock's Backpages, 1 December 2009

I'M NOT SURE what John Fogerty went through internally after (and even during) the fall of CCR. I have my educated guesses, but they're just ...

John Fogerty: Beacon Theatre, NYC (Nov. 24, 2009)

Live Review by Kris DiLorenzo, Rock's Backpages, 6 September 2010

LONG-OVERDUE review of one of the best shows I've seen all year, by the American singer/songwriter I'd consider second only to Springsteen. (There – that ...

John Fogerty: Wrote A Song for Everyone

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 28 May 2013

JOHN FOGERTY'S GUESTS on Wrote A Song for Everyone may provide a pupu platter of genres, but the country/rock/progressive duet partners more often serve as ...

John Fogerty

Interview by Bob Mehr, MOJO, June 2013

The prime mover behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, he crafted blazing pop songs of soul and protest until band strife and label hell undid him. But ...

The Sound City Players: Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

Live Review by Alan Light,, February 2014

"THAT ROCK fantasy camp shit?," screamed a shirtless Taylor Hawkins. "This is it right here!" The Foo Fighters drummer – taking a rare turn standing ...

John Fogerty is celebrating a spectacular run by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Report by Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 28 June 2015

FEW POP MUSIC acts have enjoyed a year like Creedence Clearwater Revival had in 1969. That year, the John Fogerty-led quartet released three top-10 albums: ...

see also Blue Ridge Rangers

see also Creedence Clearwater Revival

see also Golliwogs, The


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