Original members of CCR to perform Down by the Riverside finale
Creedence Clearwater Revisited — featuring founding members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford — will perform the Down by the Riverside season finale this Sunday at Mayo Park in Rochester.
Cook (bass) and Clifford (drums) launched Revisited in 1995 following Creedence Clearwater Revival's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They continue to travel across the world playing their original group's signature hits, such as "Born on the Bayou," "Proud Mary" and "Fortunate Son."
CCR was one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and early 70s, selling more than 25 million records and helping pioneer the genre of Southern rock. The group, which split up in 1972, ranks No. 82 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
John Fogerty, the band's lead vocalist and principal songwriter, went on to have a successful solo career and continues to tour on his own. The fourth original member, John's brother Tom Fogerty, died in 1990 from respiratory failure following a long struggle with tuberculosis.
With the exception of a pair of high school reunions in the 80s, Clifford and Cook have not reunited with John Fogerty since the band's break-up. Their relationship has been further complicated in recent years with dueling lawsuits against each other. Cook was quoted in 2014 as saying: "It's the saddest story in rock and one of the longest ongoing stupid feuds."
Creedence Clearwater Revisited follows in the footsteps of iconic bands such as Grand Funk Railroad and America, which have performed the finales the past two summers.
All Down by the Riverside shows are free and open to the public.