Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of the iconic roots-rock and blues-rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Their songs include some true classics: "Proud Mary," of course, though some people know it better from the version Ike and Tina Turner later recorded. Then there's "Run Through the Jungle," "Down on the Corner," and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" A number of their songs reference rural Southern life and specifically the bayou. People who are newly discovering their music today are surprised to learn that all four singers -- Tom and John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook -- were from Northern California. They recorded some of their best-loved songs in a San Francisco studio.
Unfortunately, the bad didn't last. By 1970, the band was embroiled in power struggles that pitted lead singer John Fogerty against his older brother, Tom, Clifford, and Cook. To hear John Fogerty tell it, he had the greater talent and the vision the band needed. The others, however, felt John was simply controlling and power-hungry. The elder Fogerty brother left the band, and CCR soon broke up altogether.
So, we'll just have to enjoy the songs they left us with. To that end, we've created a quiz on CCR lyrics to separate the true fans from the casual listeners. Are you ready? Let's do this!
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