Former lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival to perform in Red Deer this summer

John Fogarty will sing from the legendary song catalogue of Creedence Clearwater Revival in Red Deer this summer.

John Fogarty will sing from the legendary song catalogue of Creedence Clearwater Revival in Red Deer this summer.

The former CCR lead singer and guitarist will be performing Proud Mary and other tunes on Tuesday, July 28, at the Centrium.

Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American “swamp rock” band from the late 1960s that sold 26 million albums in the U.S.

While the band broke up acrimoniously in the early 1970s, its music continues to speak to new generations. Such iconic tunes as Born on the Bayou, Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son, Have You Ever Seen the Rain?, Green River, The Midnight Special, Suzie Q, Down on the Corner and Cotton Fields remain radio staples.

Fogarty is one of the greats of American popular music, listed at No. 40 of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists and at No. 72 on its 100 Greatest Singers list. He helped create CCR’s distinctive sound, which is described as “equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and southern friend rock ’n’ roll.”

The California native went on to forge an impressive solo career in the mid-1970s, ’80s and ’90s that produced the singles Old Man Down the Road, Centrefield and Rock and Roll Girls. He won a Grammy Award and was inducted into the Rocky & Roll Fall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, among other distinctions.

Tickets to his 7:30 p.m. Red Deer concert will be $20, $49.50 and $79.50 (plus service charges) from Ticketmaster. They go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m.