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John Fogerty

Craig Werner, Goldmine, 18 July 1997

THE HISTORY of rock'n'roll bears witness to the power of the unmistakably individual voice bubbling up from subterranean reservoirs of the blues, gospel, and country music: Chuck Berry’s ringing guitar; little Richard’s gospel whoops; the young Elvis’ rockabilly drawl; the James Jamerson bass lines propelling the great Motown records of the mid-'60s. If you can name the artist in three notes, chances are pretty good they’re going to wind up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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