John Fogerty is an American musician, singer, and songwriter.

Born in Berkeley, California, Fogerty and his brother Tom organized the group that would become Creedence. As Creedence, they released nine Top Ten singles, all written by Fogerty, between 1969 and 1971, starting with the infamous “Proud Mary”. The also scored eight gold albums between 1968 and 1972, all fueled by Fogerty’s simple, driving rock songs and his burly baritone, intoning deceptively poetic (“Bad Moon Rising”) and even political (“Fortunate Son”) lyrics.

Creedence split up in 1972. Fogerty released an album of covers under the name “the Blue Ridge Rangers” in 1973. This was followed by a formal solo album, “John Fogerty”, in 1975. Fogerty returned at the end of 1984 with a Top Ten single, “The Old Man Down the Road”, and a number one album, “Centerfield”. Fogerty went quite for over a decade to finally resurface in 1997 with “Blue Moon Swamp”. In 2005 he released “The Long Road Home: In Concert”, the first compilation of its kind to feature both Creedence Clearwater Revival classics and Fogerty’s solo work. After a number of concert appearances, Fogerty released “Revival”in 2007. “Revival” was warmly received, debuting at 14 on Billboard and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album, and Fogerty followed it in 2009 with “The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again”, a loose sequel to his bluegrass-flavored 1973 pseudo-solo debut. Over the next few years, Fogerty toured with regularity and then he launched the ambitious “Wrote a Song for Everyone project” in 2011, an album where he paired up with other singers to perform songs from his catalog. The record — featuring such stars as Bob Seger, Alan Jackson, Foo Fighters, Miranda Lambert, and Brad Paisley — was released in May of 2013.