On May 18th, 2010 John Fogerty Day was declared in Los Angeles. He was honored with the Icon Award by Broadcast Music International (BMI).
It’s no secret that Creedence Clearwater Revival would not exist without John Fogerty. The band was formed while he, brother Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford were high school students in El Cerrito, California.
At first they recorded as the Blue Velvets and later the Golliwogs. In 1967 the name was changed to Creedence Clearwater Revival.
A year later they had their first hit record with Susie Q (Part One). By 1972 CCR had placed 19 songs on the Top 100 charts.
1972 was the same year the band broke up and John Fogerty began his solo career.
By 1986 John had 9 hit records of his own. The biggest of these made its debut in late 1984. It’s The Old Man Down The Road.