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Tom Fogerty

Rocker Tom Fogerty

Profession: Rocker

United States of America

Why Famous: 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

  • 1969-01-05 Creedence Clearwater Revival release their second album "Bayou Country", featuring singles "Good Golly, Miss Molly" and "Proud Mary"

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