John Fogerty's Interesting Facts

1 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2005 in New York City alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Bill Withers, Steve Cropper, David Porter and Isaac Hayes. [June 2005]
2 Has English and Irish ancestry.
3 When Creedence Clearwater Revival was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he refused to perform with Stu Cook and Doug Clifford. The pair were barred from the stage, and Fogerty performed with a band featuring Bruce Springsteen and Robbie Robertson.
4 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5 On July 4, 1987, he was the closing act, performing 8 of his hit songs, on an all day music marathon "Welcome Home" (Vietnam Veterans). This star-studded charitable event was telecast live from Washington, D.C. on HBO US Cable TV.
6 Younger brother of Tom Fogerty.
7 In 1968, with Creedence Clearwater Revival, he opened for The Turtles at the Filmore East in New York City.
8 Shortly after the release of his solo album "Centerfield", he was sued for plagiarizing himself. The lawsuit claimed that his song "The Old Man Down the Road" shared the same chorus as "Run Through the Jungle", a song from his CCR days. Fogerty ended up winning his case, by proving that many artists have very distinct styles that can make different compositions sound similar to unfamiliar ears.
9 Despite their great success, his band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, never had a #1 hit on Billboard's Top-10 chart! They had 9 songs on the chart, with 5 of them peaking only at #2.
10 6/9/05: Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Bill Withers, Steve Cropper, David Porter and Isaac Hayes.
11 Mother: Lucile Fogerty (d. December 1988); Father: Galen Robert Fogerty (d. 1970s). Brothers: Musician, Tom Fogerty, with whom John played in several groups, including CCR. Tom died in September, 1990 from AIDS, contracted from a blood transfusion during back surgery. Older brother, Jim Fogarty; younger brothers, Danny Fogarty and Bob Fogerty.
12 2004: He participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election. It failed.
13 1993: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival).
14 His first album for Dreamworks Records should be released in 2002.
15 10/5/01: He and wife Julie welcomed the birth of daughter Kelsy Cameron Fogerty (6 lb., 6 oz., 19 inches), at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. She joins brothers Shane Fogerty, 10, and Tyler Fogerty, 9, and sister Lyndsay Lebiedzinski, 17, the latter from wife, Julie's, first marriage.
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