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Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Jon Savage, MOJO, December 2001

FOR A FEW SEASONS as the '60s turned into the '70s, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the biggest band in the world, with their incredible US success – four Top 10 singles and three Top 10 albums in 1969 (including the Number 1 Green River). Like Led Zeppelin, they were inescapable but, unlike those aloof overlords of the teen Valhalla, Creedence appeared perversely unglamorous: a hirsute, unstyled, sweaty people's band.

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