Creedence Clearwater Revival was a roots rock band lasting from the sixties to the early seventies. They were among several bands trying to introduce a more "roots-oriented" form of rock along with Grateful Dead and The Band, using a bluegrass style. They were greatly popular, with all but one of their albums going platinum. They had numerous certified singles. They were inducted their first year of eligibility. CCR performed at the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Festival of 1969. They were also a part of the Haight-Ashbury sound going on at the time. Frontman John Fogerty went on to have a successful solo career. They were also a pioneer of instrumental music, becoming one of the original jam bands along with Santana, the Dead, and Big Brother and the Holding Company. A tribute band known as Creedence Clearwater Revisited was created. CCR participated in the protest against the Vietnam War with the song Fortunate Son. The song was preserved in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. It was rumored that Who'll Stop the Rain was a protest song but in fact it was about the storm at Woodstock. Chronicle Vol. 1 went diamond. They were inducted by hard rock musician Bruce Springsteen. Born on the Bayou is noted for its psychedelic intro.

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