Healing CCR

Could we finally see a reunion of the remaining members of Creedence Clearwater Revival? Bassist Stu Cook, drummer Doug Clifford, and leader John Fogerty are apparently starting to repair the ills of the past that lead to one of rock’s ugliest breakups.

The band began falling apart when original member Tom Fogerty (John’s brother) left prior to the 1972 album Mardi Gras. Since then, there have been suits and countersuits, cutting quotes in news reports. Things reached a boiling point with the launch of an offshoot band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, led by Cook and Clifford.

When Creedence were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, John Fogerty refused to perform with the Cook and Clifford. Cook now says CCR’s surviving members have moved past their long-standing differences. “We’re not sniping at each other anymore,” he told Billboard. “We’re focused on the good things about Creedence, which is where I think we should be.”

Cook, Clifford and Fogerty have since established a joint venture to market the original band. So what does this mean for fans? Could the remaining members make nice enough to get together for another album? That thought hasn’t been discussed publicly.

Among the Revival-related projects that is being discussed is the long-hoped-for release of their Woodstock performance, which wasn’t included in the 1970 documentary about the festival or its soundtrack album.

The Cook-Clifford led band will also retire from the road once their previously announced dates are completed.

Source: www.ultimateclassicrock.com

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