John Fogerty Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Berkeley, California, USA
Birth NameJohn Cameron Fogerty
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Fogerty was born on May 28, 1945 in Berkeley, California, USA as John Cameron Fogerty. He has been married to Julie Lynne Kramer since April 20, 1991. They have four children. He was previously married to Martha Ann Paiz.

Spouse (2)

Julie Lynne Kramer (20 April 1991 - present) ( 4 children)
Martha Ann Paiz (4 September 1965 - 2 April 1991) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Anti-War songs and witty lyrics
Gibson guitars

Trivia (16)

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.
1993: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1968, with Creedence Clearwater Revival, he opened for The Turtles at the Filmore East in New York City.
Younger brother of Tom Fogerty.
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.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
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.
Has English and Irish ancestry.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2005, alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Bill Withers, Steve Cropper, David Porter and Isaac Hayes.
Grew up in El Cerrito, California.
Mother's ancestor was William Gooch, the first governor of Virginia.
Started his schooling at The School of the Madeleine (Catholic) in Berkeley, California. The students called it "The School of the Mad". He then transferred to Harding Grammar in El Cerrito, California. He then attended Portola Junior High in El Cerrito, California. Next he attended St. Mary's High School in El Cerrito, California. After failing multiple classes he attended Summer school at Richmond High School in El Cerrito, California. He then transferred to El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, California. He attended Contra Costa College before dropping out to concentrate on his music career.

Personal Quotes (3)

When I was a young guy, none of the people I liked got Grammys. That's just the way it was. They honored a lot of great people, but they just weren't in my musical universe. Then something changed 15, 20 years ago, where they started kind of getting a little hipper, honoring rock and pop and even rap. It seems to be not just reserved for old, gray white men anymore, kind of like our politics.
[When asked if he's talked to his former CCR bandmates] How do you shake hands with a rattle snake?
[on performing at Woodstock in 1969] I was searching to see if anybody was awake, because there were about half a million people asleep. These people were out, no matter what I did, they were gone. It was sort of like a painting of a Dante scene, just bodies from Hell, all intertwined and asleep, covered with mud. And this is the moment I will never forget as long as I live: a quarter mile away in the darkness, on the other edge of this bowl, there was some guy flicking his lighter, and in the night I hear, 'Don't worry about it John, we're with you.' I played the rest of the show for that guy.

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