John Cameron Fogerty is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Together with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and his brother Tom Fogerty, he founded the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, for which he was the lead singer, lead guitarist and principal songwriter. The group had nine top-ten singles and eight gold albums between 1968 and 1972, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.After CCR parted ways in 1972, Fogerty had a successful solo career. He was listed on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists and the list of 100 Greatest Singers . His songs include Proud Mary, Down on the Corner, Centerfield, Bad Moon Rising, Green River, and Fortunate Son.Early lifeFogerty was born in Berkeley, California, and grew up in El Cerrito, California, one of five sons born to Galen Robert and Edith Lucile Fogerty.