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Happy Birthday John Fogerty

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John Fogerty is celebrating his 68th birthday today (May 28th) with his latest album, Wrote A Song For Everyone, and a special one-off gig tonight at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre. The show, which starts at 8:30 PM PST, will be filmed and broadcast live on AXS TV. Wrote A Song For Everyone, which has been several years in the making, features high profile collaborations on Fogerty’s classic songs — including many of his Creedence Clearwater Revival standards. Highlights on the set include Bob Seger on “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters, “Lodi” with Fogerty’s sons Shane and Tyler — along with “Born On The Bayou” with Kid Rock.

Other contributors include My Morning Jacket, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Tom Morello, Jennifer Hudson, and Allen Toussaint.

Fogerty took time out to once again address a possible reunion with surviving Creedence Clearwater Revival bandmates, his high school buddies, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford — who now tour under the name, Creedence Clearwater Revisited. The original foursome reunited only once, when they briefly jammed at John’s older brother and bandmate, Tom Fogerty’s 1980 wedding. Tom died of AIDS following a blood transfusion in 1990.

Fogerty talked to Classic Rock Revisited about a CCR reunion with his old bandmates, explaining, “When the band broke up, I never had any problem not trying to abscond with the name Creedence as a solo artist. I just figured that you have to move on and try to write new songs. I just think that thing is from a certain time and it is untouchable, unless everybody is there. You can’t do it unless everyone says it is okay to do it; that is how I approached it. It didn’t look like that was ever going to happen.”

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