John Fogerty – along with three others – founded the Creedence Clearwater Revival band.
He was the band’s lead singer, lead guitarist and main songwriter.
But in 1972 the band broke up – with Fogerty launching his own wildly successful solo career.
Rolling Stone listed him – number 40 – on its 100 Greatest Songwriters and – number 72 – on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers.
Fogerty’s voice – gritty, raspy, a strong twinge of a Louisiana bayou accent, earned him endless musical accolades and an endless list of major hits.