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John Fogerty Says He Could Actually See a CCR Reunion Happening at Some Point

For the first time in over 20 years, there’s at least a glimmer of hope that Creedence Clearwater Revival could reunite.

That’s because singer John Fogerty says he’s buried the hatchet and although the band hasn’t talked about getting back together, he could see it happening at some point down the road.

John tells the “Calgary Herald”, quote, “Years ago, I looked at people and I was so full of some sort of emotion and I’d say, ‘Absolutely not!’

“I have to admit, people have asked me [about a reunion] more recently, and even though I have no idea how such a series of events would come to pass, I can tell that there isn’t the bombast in my voice, in the denial, in the refusal.

“It’s more like, ‘Well, I dunno.’  ‘Never say never’ is, I guess, what people tell you.  In this life, all kinds of strange things come to pass.”

The band broke up almost 40 years ago, in 1972.  John refused to appear with bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford when the band was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

And John sued them in 1997 for performing under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

Of course, a full reunion of the original lineup isn’t possible  because rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, John’s brother, passed away in 1990.  He died of AIDS, after contracting HIV from a blood transfusion.

By the way, all four members of CCR had reunited in 1980 to perform at Tom’s wedding reception.  That was the first time they played together since breaking up and the last time they would ever play together.  That we know of, at least.

Here’s the band in happier times in a video for “Lookin’ Out My Backdoor”:

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