Greed knows no bounds. But the story seems to end well.
John Fogerty was the signer/songwriter/guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). Creedence was one of the biggest bands in the late 1960s and early ’70s — over the course of less than 4 years, they racked up 8 Gold albums and 10 Top Ten singles.
Somehow, Fogerty lost the rights to his own music — the details are abit murky, but they ended up in the hands of CCR’s label, Fantasy Records owner Saul Zaentz.
How bizarre is this: When Fogerty left Creedence and started recording solo, Zaentz sued him, claiming the songwriter had plagiarized himself.
Fogerty is back in the news because Fantasy records was recently purchased by Concord Music Group, which is owned in part by TV producer Norman Lear. The new owners and Fogerty buried the hatchet, and he released "The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty-Creedence Collection."