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John Fogerty: Centerfield (Warner Bros.) *****

Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 16 February 1985

IN TERMS of influence, rather than current hitmaking potential, John Fogerty can't be overestimated. Forget that Bonnie Tyler did 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain', forget the numerous covers of 'Proud Mary', away with the memory of those 20 Greatest Hits albums that really do contain 20 hits, the truth is that John Fogerty doesn't need to write any songs to consolidate his position as a sort of philosophical Godfather to the authentic spirit of American rock'n'roll.

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