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JUNE 1997

JOHN FOGERTY IN EUROPE
The Reviews and General Information & Feedback of John Fogerty June 1997 appearances in Europe have moved to the John in Europe Section.

COSMO'S FACTORY IN ATLANTIC CITY
By Hank Bordowitz: "Those
that stayed for Cosmo's Factory at the beautiful temporary venue Donald Trump set up by his new Marina Hotel Casino saw a great show. For me, personally, it was a great ending to a short vacation..."
The Cosmo's Factory Reviews have moved to the Cosmo's Factory in Concert Section.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF FOGERTY AT "STORYTELLERS"
By Joe Hannigan: " Excellent showcase of John. Random thoughts:
Very cool to see the Fairfield FOUR (all 5 of 'em) singing 110 in the Shade.(Now I have an idea who's singing what part; esp that guy singing bass!) ..."

By ALEX: " The show started with Looking out my back door. Just John on acoustic guitar. Then tells about writing the song for his 3 year old son back in 1970..."
More info at the National Hero Section.

JOHN FOGERTY MAKES THE COVER OF GOLDMINE
JCF is cover artist in the latest issue from Golmine magazine.
More information and the magazine cover at the National Hero Section. Reported by Robert Aerts, Belgium.

JOHN FOGERTY ON VH1
John Fogerty is scheduled to appear on VH1's "Storytellers" program, a great program with songwriters telling how they came about writing their famous songs, and performing them live. The program is scheduled for Sunday, June 29 at 10 p.m. (check locallistings) and will be repeated several times the following week. John is also scheduled to appear on the VH1 concert program "Hard Rock Live" in August. Reported by Inigo Figuracion, U.S.A.

JOHN FOGERTY SINGLE RELEASED IN AUSSIE
The catalog number is 93624 38892 and the extra songs are indeed 'Endless Sleep' and 'Just pickin'.
CREDITS:
Walking in a Hurricane (composed by John Fogerty, publisher Cody Music, ASCAP)
Endless Sleep (composed by Jody Reynolds/ Dolores Nance, Published Johnstone-Motel Music, Elizabeth Music Publishing, BMI
Just Pickin' (Composed by Freddie King,...can't read the rest of it, too dark)

Arranged and produced by John Fogerty, Mi
xed by Bob Clearmountain, Engineered by John Lowson, Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios.Recorded at Track Record, North Hollywood, CA. Report by Robert Aerts, Belgium. CD cover scan by Ian Gray, Australia.

REVIEW BY IAN GRAY
1. Walking In A Hurricane - Length: 3.22- Shorter than the album version at 3:41. That is, the single starts on the guitar opening solo straight after the bass/drum intro/snare. This seems odd since all the times I've heard the song on the radio, they play the full version with the intro part in it. As far as I can hear, the song is the same take as on the album.
2. Endless Sleep- Length: 2:35 - Good tune. It could have been included on the album if needed. IMO, JCF's singing on this track is quite different from what I've heard in the past and not as instantly recognisable. It sounds a little bit like Dan Baird from the Georgia Satellites but I would suggest there is a bit of Jerry Lee Lewis and Rick Nelson in his vocal delivery. It was composed by Jody Reynolds and Dolores Nance.
3. Just Pickin' -Length: 2.07 - A fun little guitar pickin' ride with JCF playin' some cool licks on this instrumental composed by Freddie King. Hand claps and some fine backing by the rhythm section makes this tune a pleasure to hear.
Total Play: 8.04

FOGERTY SIGNS AUTOGRAPHS IN SWEDEN
John Fogerty was in Stockholm tomorrow, June 24, at the NK department store signing BMS. "I told him that I was following his tour through River Rising, which he seemed to know well." Reported by Michael Bernander, Sweden.

"John sat for about 90 minutes and signed autographs at NK (large department-store) in Stockholm. He looked great and was very nice to everone signing as many autographs you wanted and shaking everybody´s hands twice. He really seemed to enjoy meeting his fans and was in good spirits. His wife and children were with him. This happened yesterday, June 24. The day before, June 23, he held two press conferences at Grand Hotel in Stockholm and the media coverage was huge and he got very positive full page articles in all major newspapers. He also taped a long interview (done by Ulf Larsson - huge CCR-fan) which will be broadcasted on July 26 at 22.00 (TV1 or TV2)." Reported by Lars Petersson, Sweden.

FOGERTY, CREEDENCE IN FINNISH CHARTS (June 23)
John Fogerty Blue Moon Swamp number 6 this week in Finnish charts.But the real news is that that CCR - Forever is number 10 this week ! It's a compilation double CD with 36 hits issued for Scandinavian market some years ago. Reported by Jukka Leino, Finland.

JOHN FOGERTY ON SAT 1
From Reinhold Schuttkowski, Germany: "Just got back from my TV where John performed on the "Thomas-Gottschalk-Haus-Party" on private TV-station SAT 1..."

From Philip Brady, Ireland: "The backing band consisted of Rhythm, Bass and Drums and sounded O.K. except that the boys were very wooden and didn't seem to be that sure of themselves..."

From Rainer S. Mueller, Germany: "First of all it was good to see JC again after all these years...".
More info at the National Hero Section.

FOGERTY INTERVIEW IN SWEDEN
From an interview with the Swedish POP Magazine, #25 (reported by Michael Bernander): "I was alone when I made that music. I was alone when I made the arrangements, I was alone when I added background vocals, guitars and some other stuff. I was alone when I produced and mixed the albums. The other guys showed up only for rehearsals and the days we made the actual recordings.
.." Full interview at the National Hero Section.

BMS HAS CCR STICKER IN GERMANY
Just saw BMS today in my local music store. It had an additional label on the front saying:
"The songwriter and the voice of Creedence Clearwater Revival.". Reported by Mandred Petri

JOHN FOGERTY IN GERMANY. TIX.
In the night-format of "Morgenpost" for today (Wednesday) you can find the following announcement:Tickets available onwards from Thursday, June 19., only from box-office "Central", Landesbankgalerie am Gerhar -Hauptmann -Platz,Hamburg -Innenstadt,Tel. 040 / 33 71 24.DM 33.00 incl., only 2 tickets p. person. The office opens 10.00 a.m. Reported by Gary Jackson.

JOHN FOGERTY IN GERMANY. DETAILS [by Peter Koers]
John Fogerty arrives on June 18 in Hamburg. He'll stay at the Atlantic Hotel where he'll have a press conference on June 19. No public admittance. The event was firstly anounced for the Marriot Hotel and was changed at the last moment. It even was cancelled for a short while. On Sunday June 22 John will be in a TV show called "Gottschalk's Houseparty" that is broadcasted by SAT 1. This channel can be recieved all over Europe if you tune your reciever and saucer on ASTRA (also other sattelites like Eutelsat). I do not know what he will perform here, but generally the performing artists in this show does an old song and a new song. Tickets for the show, which is live broadcasted from Munich on 20.15 Hrs GMT. are not available (sold our 3 months before this weekly show's broadcasted). On June 27, John with band will perform at the Hamburg "Grünspan Salto Mobile". This is a discotheque that houses circa 300 people.No tickets are available at this
moment and it seems that there will be no tickets sold on the free market. It is said that the tickets will go to the WEA people, but this is just rumoured.

THE JOHN FOGERTY VH1 VIDEO [by Dana Doak]
The "Walkin' in a Hurricane" VH1 video is preceded by an interview-clip of John, perhaps culled from his upcoming "Storytellers" program. This video is different than any of John's prior ones, primarily in that it includes kind of a background story, for want of a better description. The video has John and his road band performing the tune (lipsyncing the album cut) in a rather dimly lit dive of a lounge with cracked plaster walls. The video's "story" appears to involve a couple of seedy looking guys sitting in the lounge's red vinyl booths and jockeying for position with an attractive hussy. Later the woman goes out on the floor in front of the band and begins dancing, kinda slow and slinky. More lounge patrons are now visible in the booths, including a blonde lady who I believe is played by John's wife, Julie. Near the end of the song, some fella takes this woman by the hand to either dance or leave. But then the video abruptly changes gearsand becomes a video documentary: the picture wobbles a bit in cinema verite style, cameras and boom mikes are now seen, and Julie (this is definitely her now) walks up to John with her back to the camera and kisses him. Then when she turns around and her face comes into view, the shot freezes, revealing Julie in an attractive low cut black dress. Then fade-out.

FOGERTY CD SINGLE IN AUSSIE
A John Fogerty CD single will be released in Australia on Monday, June 23rd.No further information is available yet. Reported by River Rising List member Robert Aerts.

HAMBURG:LOCALLY ANNOUNCED FOGERTY DATE
The newspaper "Morgenpost" in Hamburg reports today (June 17,1997) that John Fogerty will come to Hamburg for a show case-concert this month, June 27,in the club "Gruenspan". Reported by Jan Krahn and Manfred Brandt from Hamburg.

NEW COSMO'S FACTORY DATES
Seven new Cosmo's Factory - Stu Cook and Doug Clifford's band - concert dates added to the ONTOUR! Section. July 1st and 11, Canada. New entries tagged NEW under Cosmo's Factory.

RIVER RISING MEMBERS TO GROUP AT FOGERTY CONCERTS
Member of the River Rising Mail List are getting together at the John Fogerty gigs at the Roskilde Show and the Helsinki Concert. Look for the "River Rising Members Gathering In-Progress" markup besides selected John Fogerty and Cosmo's Factory Concerts at the ON TOUR! Section of this Site.

NEW ISSUE OF CCR FAN CLUB MAGAZINE ANNOUNCED
The Creedence Clearwater Revival Fan Club Magazine, published regularly in Germany by Peter Koers, will release a new issue soon. The magazine, written in English, is sold worldwide by subscription and features articles and information of the classic times of the band as well as detailed material from the current activities of John Fogerty and Stu Cook & Doug Clifford's group Cosmo's Factory. More information on this will be available through the River Rising Web Site.

JOHN FOGERTY PROMOTIONAL DATES IN EUROPE
John Fogerty will be doing promotional-only European dates in June 18 (London), June 19 (Hamburg) and June 20 (Paris). The Tour will consist mainly of interviews and TV appearances and will feature John Fogerty alone, no band. Reported by River Rising List member Wolfgang Weibert.

COSMO'S FACTORY GIGS HAVE "River Rising Members Gathering In-Progress" HIGHLIGHTS
The River-Rising "On Tour" Page will highlight those John Fogerty and Cosmo's Factory gigs who have a "River Rising Members Gathering In-Progress" markup, meaning List Members are making plans to get together at those shows. So far the Cosmo's Factory concerts of June 28, Atlantic City, and July 6 at Del Mar, CA, are highlighted. More information through the River Rising Mail List.

MAXI CD SCRAPPED-OFF IN BELGIUM, BMS SET FOR REALEASE IN JAPAN
Warner Bros. Music, Belgium, announced that it would cancel release there of John Fogerty's Maxi CD "Walking in a hurricane / Endless sleep / Just pickin'" . The canceled album is said to include two unreleased John Fogerty songs not available in the Blue Moon Swamp CD. Regardless, the Maxi CD should be available in Holland and Germany soon. No plans for release in North America yet. John Fogerty is not performing those songs in his shows either. 

Also the Japanese release of Blue Moon Swamp is scheduled for June 25. All the news above reported by Robert Aerts, Discography Advisor to River Rising.

JOHN FOGERTY IN PHILADELPHIA JULY 17
John Fogerty is set to perform July 17, 1997, in Philadelphia at the Tower Theater. Tickets go on Sale Friday, June 13. From the Philadephia Enquirer. The Tower Theater is a small venue in Upper Darby, just oustide the Phila.county line. (For all intents and purposes, it's a Phila. show.) It seats about 2000, maybe 2500. Reported by River Rising Mail List member Joe Hannigan.

JOHN FOGERTY INTERVIEW IN REAL AUDIO
The Addicted To Noise John Fogerty interview will be available through the month of June in REAL AUDIO at the Addicted to Noise Website. You need the Real Audio player which can be downloaded free. Or follow the instructions at the Addicted To Noise page. Contributed by River Rising Mail List members Dana Doak and Jeff Hickman.

RUMOR: JOHN FOGERTY IN BOSTON
The River Rising List was told that John Fogerty will perform on June 20 in Boston, at theOrpheum Theatre. Tix go would go on sale June 14th at the box office (This Show is not officialy announced yet)

COSMO'S FACTORY AT THE JAMBOREE FEST
Ed Zann, from the Jamboree in the Hills organization, sent River Rising more information about their July festival which features Stu Cook and Doug Clifford Cosmo's Factory. Other performers will be Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels. Festival starts July 17 and ends Sunday, July 20. Closing act is Cosmo's Factory. More details at the Jamboree in the Hills Home Page.

JOHN FOGERTY AT THE LATE SHOW
River Rising presents a pictorial of John Fogerty with David Letterman at the Late Show, June 5 and 6. Exclusive TV screen captures by Bruno Berthold.

EXCLUSIVE! JOHN FOGERTY AT THE HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM, N.Y. 

This is an exclusive shot of John Fogerty performing at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York June 2. Digital photograph posted to River Rising List by Hank Bordowitz.

FOGERTY ON ABC?
John Fogerty is scheduled to be on tv at 3:00 a.m. next Friday [the 13th] on ABC - In
Concert - at least according to TV Guide's 7-13th issue. The show is scheduled for June 13th-14th (a.m.) At least, that's what the Philadelphia version of the thing says... Reported to the River Rising List by Joe Hannigan.

LOLLIPOP FESTIVAL UPDATE
Tickets still available to the Lollipop festival in Stockholm July 25-26! John Fogerty will be playing June, Friday 25th, together with Johnny Cash, Primal Scream and others. Saturday sees David Bowie, Jamiroquai and the Chemical Brothers. Check the Lollipop Web Page. Contributed to the River Rising List by Michael Bernander.

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE REVIEWS BLUE MOON SWAMP
Issue 762 dated June 17 features Rolling Stone Magazine review of Blue Moon Swamp. Four stars out of five are awarded to the album, whose review opens this week's Reviews section. The article has a watercolor painting of John Fogerty's face before a microphone with a blue bayou background. The text of the review can be found at the Rolling Stone Web Site.

TIME MAGAZINE REVIEWS BLUE MOON SWAMP
Jay Cocks, the same writer that did the Times Magazine Centerfield review, writes now about Blue Moon Swamp. The article "Song of Survival" was published in the June 2 issue of Time Magazine and is currently available at the Time Magazine -Pathfinder Website.

JOHN FOGERTY AT THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW
John Fogerty will be David Letterman's guest on June 5 and 6 Late Show on CBS. Details at the Late Show Guests Page.

MAY 1997

L.A. TIMES PUBLISHES A LONG ARTICLE ON BLUE MOON SWAMP (May 4)
Robert Hillburn, L.A. Times music editor, wrote a long article on John Fogerty and Blue Moon Swamp on Sunday. Full text of the article. See the National Hero Section.

FOGERTY LIVE ON AN INTERNET RADIO (May 4)
Rock 103, from Memphis, announces the World Premiere on the Net of Blue Moon Swamp and a John Fogerty Live Concert, on Tuesday, May 13th at 9:30 PM (90 minutes). Real Audio and a sound card needed.More info. Reported by Manfred Petri, Germany. 

JOHN FOGERTY INTERVIEW AT ADDICTED TO NOISE (May 3rd)
Michael Goldberg interviews John Fogerty at the Addicted to Noise Web Site. Link and details at the National Hero Section.

 

FIRST LOOK AT THE JOHN FOGERTY WEBSITE (May 3rd)

John Fogerty will have a Web Site, and it'll go on-line sometime in May. The Web Site shall be devoted to the Blue Moon Swamp album exclusively. Lots of Swamp-related graphics, moving alligators, boats, the story of the songs, lyrics, John Fogerty words on this last work.  

UPDATE - The John Fogerty BLUE MOON SWAMP Website is now online at www.johnfogerty.com 

JOHN FOGERTY ASKS SOUND FILES TO BE REMOVED FROM RIVER RISING. ALLOWS SAMPLES AT OTHER WEB (May 2nd)
A Warner Music exec. forwarded to us John Fogerty's request that samples of Blue Moon Swamp be removed from River Rising. We obliged and removed them the same day. The files were taken from a WB official issue promotional or "advance" cassette, and they were of no more than 33 seconds average each in Wav format, for promotional purposes only. Later today we learned that sound files for four of BMS tunes were posted at the Addicted To Noise Web alongside a John Fogerty Interview. River Rising deplores the double standard. See Notice at the Blue Moon Swamp Watch! page

APRIL 1997

CONCERTS COVERAGE (April 25)
River Rising will be covering the Stu Cook and Doug Clifford Show at the Greek Theatre, LosAngeles, on May 10, and the John Fogerty Concert at the House of Blues, Hollywood, on May 21st. This will be a unique occasion where all surviving members of Creedence will be playing in the same area in less than two weeks. 

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS FOR STU AND DOUG (Apr. 24 & 25)
April 24 is Doug Clifford's Birthday. April 25 is Stu Cook's. See River Rising Subscribers Greetings Page. Wishing you the best, guys! 

JOHN FOGERTY WEB SITE ANNOUNCED (Apr. 24)
"Coming in May 1997...Stay Tuned " is all it says for now at the soon-to-be John Fogerty Web Site (www.johnfogerty.com). A frequent rumor turns true as Warner Bros. hits the Web with a Home Page devoted to Blue Moon Swamp and, presumably, to previous John Fogerty solo work for that label. 

GRAHAM NIVEN GIVES THE BMS BACKGROUND AND A REVIEW (April 24)
River Rising USA>. Manager Graham Niven gives the full background of the story that led to Blue Moon Swamp, and a review of the album. See the Blue Moon Swamp Watch! section. 

JOHN FOGERTY AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES AND THE S.F. FILLMORE (April 18) 
Tickets go On Sale for John Fogerty at the L.A. House of Blues and the Fillmore at San Francisco on Sunday, April 20.- The House of Blues in Hollywood concert is set for May 21, 23, and 24, and at the House of Blues in Chicago on May 27. Reported by Nancy Wasowicz. And Inigo Figuracion told the River Web that tickets go on sale on Sunday, April 20 for the LA House of Blues gig of May 21,23, 24, as was reported in the 4/17 Los Angeles Times. Michael Rescigno, of the RAZ BAND, told the River Web that tickets are $35 each and go on sale at at 11:00 AM. Joe Hannigan shared this:tickets go on sale Sunday April 20 for John Fogerty at the Fillmore in San Francisco on May 18 and May 19. See the ON TOUR section. 

BLUE MOON SWAMP PROMO TAPE (April 18)

The promo tape of Blue Moon Swamp. Courtesy of Bruno Berthold. This tape has been distributed profusely by prior to the album Warner Music official release to record stores, music critics and fans worldwide. See details at the Blue Moon Swamp Watch! section.

STU AND DOUG AT THE GREEK (April 14) 
Stu Cook and Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford's band COSMO'S FACTORY will be playing at the L.A. Greek Theatre on May 10th. Check the Tour Schedule

BMS RELEASE DATE FOR GERMANY(April 14)
Robert Aerts was told by Warner Bros. Germany that the release date there for Blue Moon Swamp - John Fogerty's new CD - is May 16th, four days before the north american date. 

BLUE MOON SWAMP TO BE RELEASED IN IRELAND (Apr 11)
Philip Brady reports that, according to sources at Warner Bros Records, Ireland, Blue Moon Swamp will be released there on June 2nd. Could this be the date for the European release? 

JOHN FOGERTY ANNOUNCED IN SWEDEN (April 9)
According to the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (The Daily News), John Fogerty will come to Sweeden in early June and play a (promotional) show at "Circus" which is a very nice 1.700 seat place in Stockholm. This will be the first show John Fogerty plays there since the last CCR show in the early 70´s. Reported by Lars Petersson

FIRST INFO ON JOHN FOGERTY 1997 WORLD TOUR (April 6)
The same mysterious but reliable source on John Fogerty's activities confirmed that BLUE MOON SWAMP will be released May 20th and said it'll be followed by a world tour. Before that tour, however, John Fogerty will be doing a "Promo Tour" to introduce the album, playing small venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. He will then do a similar promo tour in Europe for about 12 days. (the source didn't say what countries or cities would be included.) After that is finished, Fogerty will then start the fill-blown world tour which, of course, will be "all over" and in larger venues. His wife Julie and the children will be travelling with him throughout the tour. Neither of them has been away from their children for more than a few days at a time, and neither want to change that. Reported by Gary Jackson, the UK. 

WILLIE & THE POORBOYS RE-RELEASE IN VINYL (April 6)
DCC Compact Classics, of 9301 Jordan Avenue, Suite 105, Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 993-8822 - the same maker of the 24KGold CCR Compact Discs - has released a special Virgin Vinyl edition of Willie & The Poorboys. The manufacturer says "The mastering as a whole lends itself to DCC's vacuum tube playback system, which produces staggering results." More info.

More Details On John Fogerty New CD -(April 2nd)
According to Addicted To Noise staff writer Gil Kaufman, John Fogerty's new CD "Blue Moon Swamp" features John Mellencamp's drummer, Kenny Aronoff (on most of the tracks), Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. and the MG's fame on bass (for one track), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Howie Epstein on bass, as well as a trio of vocal groups. He adds that Fogerty has hooked up with the oldest-running gospel group in the world, the Fairfield Four for one track ("One Hundred And Ten In The Shade"), the bluegrass harmony group the Lonesome River Band for another and the sibling trio the Waters on a third. The album was produced by Fogerty himself, recorded at the Lighthouse in Los Angeles and mixed by veteran boardman Bob Clearmountain. Full Story (forwarded by Graham Niven)

OUR APRIL FOOL'S DAY JOKE 
(Yes, Rock is fun and having fun is the opposite to being ouright stupid)

Breaking News - CCR Reunion Tour Announced! A Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion Tour was announced today, shortly after former frontsman John Fogerty, in an unscheduled appearance in Court, said he was dropping all charges and claims he had previously raised against bass player Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford. Reached in his home, Stu Cook said on learning the news: "I'm glad to have contributed to my lawyers well being. Now we're gonna have fun".Clifford was not available for comments.

Shortly after that Bob Fogerty faxed the entertainment media further information on the Tour. John Fogerty's brother said the band would play all of Fogerty's tunes in the still unreleased HOODOO album, a few songs he did at the Allstar TV Special, and some Stu/Cosmo songs from the Don Harrison Band and the Doug Sahm days. No classic Creedence tunes are considered since John Fogerty feels "the audience is not ready for such a major shock like that. Besides, I never liked live recordings and Encores". Cook and Clifford made no comments.

In views of the incoming Tour, John Fogerty said he was putting the release of his next album "BLUE MOON SWAMP" on hold until after the Tour is over to avoid confusion, image misappropriation charges and suspicions that he was going back to Creedence just to promote his new solo record. The reunited band is slated for playing in El Cerrito, California; in Berkeley at Tenth and Parker streets; in front of the L.A. Court of Appeals and in the Incline Village.

The River Rising Web Site has been appointed the Official Web Page for the Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion Tour 1997. More to Come. 

MARCH 1997

STU AND DOUG FEATURED IN SASKATOON, CANADA, NEXT JULY -March 28
Stu Cook and Doug Clifford are featured to play at the Saskatchewan Place, 3515 Thatcher Ave., Saskatoon, SK on July 31, 7:30 PM. Sasketchewan Place is a premier multi-purpose trade, sports, and entertainment facility, boasting over 110,000 square feet of trade show space, free parking for over 3000 vehicles, seating for over 13,000, and only 10 minutes to the heart of downtown Saskatoon. Other bands scheduled for the same day are the Doobie Brothers and Electric Light Orchestra Part II. Tickets and general information at the Saskatchewan Place Website. Information forwarded by John Kilcline, owner of the Electric Light Orchestra Official ELO Part II Web Site. Thanks! 

RUMORS, MORE RUMORS - March 21 
As things now stand, these are the would-be titles of the 12 songs on John Fogerty's forthcoming album entitled BLUE MOON SWAMP in the order that they should appear on the CD: 

1. Southern Streamline
2. Hot Rod Heart
3. Blueboy
4. 110 In The Shade
5. Rattlesnake Highway
6. Bring It Down To Jellyroll
7. Walking In A Hurricane
8. Swamp River Days
9. Rambunctious Boy
10. Joy Of My Life
11. Blue Moon Nights
12. Bad Bad Boy 

The CD is still set for U.S. release on 5/20/97 and, according to sources, the record is VERY STRONG 

Release Date Confirmed (so far) - March 18
Music critic and author of an incoming book on CCR Hank Bordowitz confirmed to River Rising that, according to his sources at Warner Brothers, the release date for John Fogerty's new album is [so far] May 20th, 1997 and the title is [for now] Blue Moon Swamp.
 

Unconfirmed Release Date for John Fogerty Record - March 13.
River Rising List Member Gary Jackson, from the UK, reports that "According to Bob Fogerty, the new album of John Fogerty will be released in the US on May 20th, probably a bit later in other continents." The launching should be followed by a full-scale world tour in the summer. 

Cosmo's Factory Concert Date in Chattanooga - March 13.
Stu Cook and Doug Clifford's band, Cosmo's Factory, scheduled at the benefit for the March of Dimes on April 19, 1997 at the University of TN Chattanooga. 

Book on Creedence Clearwater Revival Announced - March 8.
Distinguished music critic and River Rising List subscriber Hank Bordowitz, from Suffern, NY, let it be known today that he has signed a contract with publishing house Simon & Schuster to write a book on CCR. Tentatively named ""The Most Important Part Was Revival, The Unauthorized History Of Creedence Clearwater Revival," it is a tribute to the band and the musicians who made up the group and their ability to reinvent themselves over the course of the decades - from playing "Do You Want To Dance" at sock hops, to cutting faux British Invasion Music, to working through the CCR vision, through Southern Pacific and the Sir Douglas Quintet and Revival and Centerfield.
Bordowitz, a long time Creedence fan, met Tom Fogerty shortly before the guitarist passed away in 1990, and holds important material on the band. So far John Fogerty and his brother Bob have declined to talk with the author, who says the book shall be "unauthorized, but I intend to be scrupulously fair." Release is expected no sooner than September of this year. 

FEBRUARY 1997

Cosmo's Factory Concerts in February - Feb 12. 
Stu Cook and Doug Clifford's band will perform at Konocti Harbor Resort, Clear Lake, CA on the 21st/22nd of February. 

Warner Music Canada will release new John Fogerty album when it becomes available - Feb 1997.
The new John Fogerty album does not have a scheduled release date as of it. The release date depends on artists availability to tour and promote the record, and by how much time it takes to set promotions and marketing around the release. A source close to Warner Music Canada said that they will release the album in Canada at the same time as the USA. 

JOHN FOGERTY RELEASES MASTER TAPES OF NEW ALBUM TO HIS LABEL - February 4th. 
It was announced today that John Fogerty has delivered the maste tapes for a so far untitled solo album to Warner Bros. Records. The production, according to Billboard Bulletin, has twelve songs. Some of the titles are "Rambunctious Boy," "Southern Streamline" and "110 In The Shade," the latter of which features veteran gospel group the Fairfield Four. No commercial release has yet been announced, but it is expected no late than April. Forwarded by Adam Bryant.
The announcement must be taken to mean that the tapes were submited by Fogerty within the previous two months and that now they have been approved by Warner Bros. 
JANUARY 1997

 JOHN FOGERTY VAPORWARE: IS THE WATER BOILING? - January 11.
According to River Rising subscriber and biggest canadian CCR records collector Bruno Berthold, John Fogerty has just completed his new album. There is not a release date yet and it has not been titled.

CREEDENCE BOXED SET ON HOLD - January 11. The announced release of a Creedence Clearwater Revival Boxed Set which would include a remastered offering of all CCR legal albums plus the Royal Albert Hall Concert Video has been put on hold, since the Stu Cook-Doug Clifford team is busy with their COSMO'S FACTORY 1997 Tour, and John Fogerty has shown no interest at all in the Boxed Set idea. So it's entirely up to Fantasy Records, the label which still publishes in various forms the CCR catalogue. 

New John Fogerty Recording Vaporware -January 3.
(Reported by Bruno Berthold) - According to a fax sent by Bob Fogerty, the new long awaited record from John Fogerty will be out at the end of January 1997 (this month). In the Modern Drummer magazine there's s an article on Curt Bishera (drummer) that says that he plays on the upcoming John Fogerty album. This time it looks true that the new John Fogerty album will be out very soon. 

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