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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and rock music legend, John Fogerty, marks his debut at Wynn Las Vegas as he brings his acclaimed show, John Fogerty: Fortunate Son In Concert, to the Encore Theater for ten intimate performances from March 3 – 11 and May 19 – 28. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Fogerty will take fans on an electrifying journey through his remarkable catalog that solidified his status as one of the most influential musicians in history.
While many of their San Francisco contemporaries were making music that resonated with the psychedelic scene of that time, Creedence Clearwater Revival was, as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts it, “an unapologetic throwback to the golden era of rock and roll.”
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 C
reedence Clearwater Revival frontman discussed how his guitar-playing has flown under the radar throughout his career.
Taking the stage to his five-piece backup band already getting in gear, the blue plaid-cladded Fogerty kicked off the night with the fitting Travelin’ Band and then proceeded to put on a show that, yes, concisely and unequivocally displayed how remarkable he and his gifts as a songwriter, guitarist and entertainer truly are.
He played Travelin’ Band, Green River, and Born on the Bayou off the top and with tenacity, chasing after guitar solos like they stole his milk money. A septuagenarian with this many springs in his step? On most nights, an unheard-of proposition.
Welcome to 1969. Time travel courtesy of John Fogerty, the heart and soul of one of the most popular bands — albeit briefly — of that era, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Even though they came from California, CCR parlayed Southern rock songs about bayous and the Big Muddy into record sales that now top 26 million. In 1969 they had three top 10 albums — Bayou Country, Green River and Willie and the Poor Boys — and four hit singles.
Sunday night at a sold-out Riverside Theater, John Fogerty seemed to be living in the past.
The former singer, songwriter and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival is focusing on 1969 on his current tour, when Creedence broke out with a whopping three hit albums, before imploding from band member disputes just three years later.