The Golliwogs were an American rock band that eventually became Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The band started out, in 1959, as an instrumental trio called The Blue Velvets. The original line-up was John Fogerty (guitar), Stu Cook (piano), and Doug Clifford (drums). In 1960, John's older brother Tom, who had been in local bands since 1958, began singing with the group.
The Blue Velvets released three singles in the San Francisco Bay area, during 1961 and 1962, on Oakland's Orchestra Records. These recordings received only minimal sales although the second Blue Velvets single was added to Oakland's KEWB top 40 playlist by disc jockey Casey Kasem, who was employed at the station.
Following the Orchestra singles, Tom began playing rhythm guitar in addition to remaining the lead vocalist and front man while John continued as the lead guitarist. Meanwhile, Cook switched from piano to bass guitar.
In the middle of 1964, the band recorded two songs for FantasyЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Don't Tell Me No Lies [1964, сингл]
- Brown-Eyed Girl / You Better Be Careful [1965, сингл]
- You Came Walking / Where You Been [06.1965, сингл]
- Walking on the Water [1966, сингл]
- Fight Fire [02.1966, сингл]
- Pre-Creedence [1975, сборник]