The heady days of 1969 were alive and well at Casino Rama, when rock legend John Fogerty rolled in with Creedence Clearwater Revival on his mind. After years of upheaval with his CCR brethren, and refusing to perform his revered CCR hits, Fogerty put all that behind him and put together a marathon setlist that showed the depth and importance of the […]
He may be 69, but darn, can John Fogerty ever rock hard and sweet, just the way rock ‘n’ roll deserves. When he arrived at Oshawa’s GM Centre on November 14 for his “One Extraordinary Year” tour, one of the biggest questions was whether or not he’d still be able to bring it the way he did in his […]
It’s probably one of the most overused lines in the English language, but I’m going to use it anyway: “If you can remember the 1960s, then you probably weren’t there.” Well, most of the 5,000 people at First Ontario Centre Saturday night were there. Maybe they can’t remember the exact colour of the bell bottoms […]
There can be no doubt that Fogerty, 69, is one of the last practitioners of Chuck Berry-based, full throttle rock n’ roll (Brian Setzer and George Thorogood are among his few kindred spirits). To see him make the high strings shriek during Green River, to watch him jump up and down while egging on his […]
John Fogerty has responded to criticism of Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Zac Brown’s performance of “Fortunate Son” – the hit single Fogerty wrote while a member of his former band, Creedence Clearwater Revival – at the Concert for Valor earlier this week. The lyrics to the 1969 song reference rich people who orchestrate wars […]
A great night from the 1969 Live Across Canada Tour at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
Bruce Springsteen took some hits on social media during Tuesday’s Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C., for singing John Fogerty’s Creedence Clearwater Revival hit “Fortunate Son.” Some viewers argued that the song was an inappropriate choice for the event honoring the nation’s military veterans. Now Fogerty, a military veteran himself, has issued a statement defending […]