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John Fogerty: Back with a 'Revival'

Best known for his involvement with the legendary '60s roots-rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, 62-year-old John Fogerty has also developed a successful solo career in the past four decades.

A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Fogerty formed CCR in the late '50s with his brother Tom in El Cerrito, Calif. In 1968, more than a decade later, the band released its self-titled debut album, which featured the hit single "Suzy Q." One of the first acts to sign to the Woodstock Festival in August 1969, the band soon released singles that would become part of the rock 'n' roll canon, including "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son" and "Travelin' Man." The band released its last album in 1972 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

In 1973, Fogerty began his solo career under the name The Blue Ridge Rangers, playing all of the instruments on his self-titled debut album. After an eight-year hiatus, Fogerty released the best-selling Centerfield in 1985, and also won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 1997 for Blue Moon Swamp. Fogerty's new album is titled Revival.

This story originally aired Oct. 26, 2007.

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