Music referring to those events; “Fortunate Son” was a

Music in the 1960s had a great impact on people during these times and helped spread opinion and sparked rebellion.Many Songs during the 1960s talked about the vietnam war or other political views or even family problems and relations.Creedence Clearwater Revival in a variety of songs talk about the Vietnam war or John’s Problems with his brother Tom.They sold millions of records, but never had a #1 hit. They did score five #2 hits on the Hot 100, the most of any act without a #1.CCR also released three platinum albums in 1969: “Bayou Country”, “Green River”, and “Willy And The Poorboys.” The hits “Bad Moon Rising” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain” evoked the Vietnam War and civil discord without explicitly referring to those events; “Fortunate Son”  was a enraged blast at wealth and status. One of five brothers, John Fogerty learned to play on the family piano and received his first guitar at age 12. At 14, he formed a band called the Blue Velvets with two classmates, drummer Doug Clifford and bass player Stu Cook. Fogerty’s older brother Tom eventually joined the band as a rhythm guitarist and co-vocalist. Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, John Fogerty born on 5/28/1945  in Berkeley California along with  brother/guitarist Tom Fogerty born on 11/9/1942, Drummer Doug Clifford 4/24/1945 born in Palo Alto California , and bassist Stu Cook born 4/25/1945 born in Oakland California.John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook met at Portola Junior High School in El Cerrito, California. They first were called the blue velvets, as well as John Fogerty’s older brother Tom going to live gigs and in the recording studio. Tom soon joined the band, and in 1964 they signed with Fantasy Records.The record found success through a National Educational Television special, which grabbed the attention of songwriter John Fogerty to contact the label, for the band’s first release, Co-owner of Fantasy Records Max Weiss renamed the group the Golliwogs. The Blue Velvets released three singles in the San Francisco Bay area, during 1961 and 1962, “Come on Baby”, “Oh My Love”, “Have You Ever Been Lonely”, on Oakland’s Orchestra Records although these recordings received only minimal sales. CCR started out in 6th grade under the name of the Blue Velvets and played throughout middle school performing local gigs like fairs and local dances. The fans loved them, Tom’s voice was so good it made girls scream in joy. Tom Fogerty later left the band to pursue his own musical dreams. John had done the same to find success in his solo career. Stu and Doug stuck with the band and went on tours plying CCR songs. John sent them a lawsuit to change the names because he feared people will think its the whole revision of the band. The bands most important song “Proud Mary” which was released in January 1969. One of CCRs 5 platinum singles was loved by the fans, this single was the most important because it lead to the start of 5 consecutive top 3 singles. After Tom Fogerty quit the band it started to go downhill with the failed Mardi Gras performance leading to them breaking up. Once the band broke up everyone decided to go their own separate ways into their solo careers except for Stu and Doug who stuck together. CCR attracted the attention of young middle class college students during their time. These students connected with CCR through their common dislike towards the Vietnam War. This band mostly made a huge impact on the top 100 list more than anything else landing 7 studio albums, 2 live albums, 41 compilation albums, and 29 singles. John Fogerty despised the war and people born into wealth. Tom Fogerty passed away from aids while brother John was working on his solo career as Stu and Doug kept CCR alive after the band broke up in 1972. After the passing Stu, Doug, and John went through legal battles for 12 years before John lost against the other two band mates. The legacy of CCR’s music then went on to influence entire genres such as heartland rock, country rock, alt-country; and even punk and heavy metal. CCRs music didn’t invoke drug use or alcohol use like other bands but showed opinion about the vietnam war. “And i wonder, still wonder, who’ll stop the rain.