How Creedence Clearwater Revival Crumbled to Pieces

Biggest Band in America

Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American sensation. From 1968 until their breakup in 1972, the band dominated both the AM and FM radio waves, which was an unusual feat. In 1969, Creedence earned three platinum records, released three critically acclaimed records (Bayou Country, Green River, Willy And The Poor Boys), and played at Woodstock.


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They were hands-down the biggest band in America. Some say that if the band had stayed together, they could have have been the biggest band in the world, especially because The Beatles were no longer together. “Creedence took America by storm,” Jake Rohrer, the band’s former tour manager and press officer, said. “They had the broadest demographic imaginable.”