Tom Fogerty

Rocker Tom Fogerty

Profession: Rocker

United States of America

Biography: Tom Fogerty is best known as the rhythm guitarist in the popular rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The rock band achieved wide success 1968-72, releasing such singles as "Proud Mary", "Good Golly Miss Molly" and "Bad Moon Rising".

Fogerty left the band after disagreements with his brother John Fogerty, the band's vocalist and the major songwriter in 1970.

The band played at the Woodstock festival in 1969 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Born: November 9, 1941
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: September 6, 1990 (aged 48)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Historical Events

  • 1968-05-28 Fantasy Records releases the self-titled debut album "Creedence Clearwater Revival", on leader John Fogerty's 23rd birthday; it feature's their cover of Dale Hawkin's "Susie Q"
  • 1969-01-05 Creedence Clearwater Revival release their second album "Bayou Country", featuring singles "Good Golly, Miss Molly" and "Proud Mary"
  • 1969-06-27 Denver Pop Festival opens; 50,000 attend; Frank Zappa, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Jimi Hendrix headline; other performers include Three Dog Night, Tim Buckley, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, and Poco
  • 1969-07-04 140,000 attend 2-day Atlanta Pop Festival in Byron, Georgia; performers include: Janis Joplin; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Chicago; Led Zeppelin; Delaney and Bonnie; Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat; Joe Cocker; Chuck Berry; Spirit; and Johnny Winter
  • 1969-08-01 3-day Atlantic City Pop Festival opens at the Atlantic City Race Course in Hamilton Township, New Jersey; performers include: Procol Harum; Joni Mitchell; Chicago; Santana; Little Richard; Booker T and the MG's; Sir Douglas Quintet; Janis Joplin; Jefferson Airplane, B.B. King; The Byrds; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Tim Buckley; Hugh Masekela; Dr. John; and The Mothers of Invention; attendance estimated at 110,000
  • 1969-08-16 Second day of the Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York; performers include Santana, John Sebastian; Mountain, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, and Jefferson Airplane
  • 1970-08-06 "Festival for Peace" concert held at Shea Stadium, NYC to mark 25th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing; performers include Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, Herbie Hancock, Dionne Warwick, John Sebastian, The Rascals, and the Broadway cast of "Hair"
  • 1993-01-12 8th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Ruth Brown; Cream; Creedence Clearwater Revival; The Doors; Etta James; Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers; Van Morrison; Sly and the Family Stone; Dinah Washington; Dick Clark; and Milt Gabler

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