John Fogarty and CCR in Court — Again
Get ready for a Creedence Clearwater Revivial reunion. No, it won't be at any venues and you can't buy tickets. The litigious songwriter and his former bandmates are going back to court. This time the lawsuit has to do with unpaid royalties. It promises to be a real "he said, they said' kind of event.
If you're not familiar with the long running battle between Fogarty and the group, let me sum it up for you as concisely as possible. John Fogarty left the group back around 1972, but the other members of the group wanted to keep touring. Well, into the courtroom they went and came out with an agreement that the band could tour under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited provided hat they pay John Fogarty royalties and such.
Well, now the members of the band, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook and the widow of the late Tom Fogarty have filed a suit alleging that John has repeatedly threatened them with lawsuits and of also demanding that the surviving group make unreasonable concessions.
Clifford and Cook say they filed suit because they felt that Fogarty was about to file suit against them. Turns our they were right and according to The Associated Press, John Fogarty is suing the band for alleged unpaid royalties.
John Fogarty and CCR have never really gotten along and this is just one more episode in a decades long feud between some guys that made some pretty memorable music.