John Fogerty is recognized as one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, but those skills have might have overshadowed his true artistic passion. On Feedback with Nik Carter and Lori Majewski, the Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman discussed how his guitar-playing has flown under the radar throughout his career.
“I don’t know if you know this, but I spend a lot of time practicing guitar,” Fogerty confessed. “It’s something I’m very serious about. I think as a child, certainly, I noticed guitar and I loved how it sounded and just somewhere around 13 I decided I was a guitar player. Not that I was any good, but that’s what I wanted to do.”
Fogerty discussed the guitarists he admires, calling out James Burton, Scotty Moore. He especially admired fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, saying “[he was] my first guitar hero because he was the guy in front instead of standing behind a singer.”
Known for writing hits such as Susie Q and Proud Mary, which herecently discussed with Ron Bennington on Icons, Fogerty still works incredibly hard at perfecting his guitar skills.