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  • NAME - Douglas Clifford
  • DATE OF BIRTH - April 24, 1945
  • PLACE OF BIRTH - Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
  • INSTRUMENT- Drums
  • FAVORITE SINGER - Otis Redding, Albert King, Fred Neil
  • FAVORITE BAND - The Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • SONGWRITER - Laura Nyro
  • RHYTHM - Blues
  • SONG - Save the Country (Laura Nyro)
  • STUDIO vs. LIVE PERFORMANCES - Live
  • MUSICAL IDEA - Strength
  • RHYTHM FOR NEXT TEN YEARS - Blues

    [From a Creedence Clearwater Revival press kit circa 1970]

Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford's history runs parallel with his original band Creedence Clearwater Revival. After the group split in October 16, 1972, Clifford teamed up with original CCR bass player STU COOK and, both being the rhythm section of the Revival, went on to perform on and off on ex-CCR rhythm guitar Tom Fogerty's solo albums, who had quit CCR one year before it folded. Doug cowrote with Tom Fogerty the "Champagne Love" opening catchy tune for the latter's DEAL IT OUT album.

 

After Creedence demise Clifford cut a solo album for Fantasy Records "DOUG 'COSMO' CLIFFORD" which is now sadly out of print.

 

In 1974 Clifford produced for Doug Sahm the outstanding album "Groovers Paradise- Tex-Mex Trip" where he played the drums alongside Stu Cook's bass.This one too is unavailable.

 

1976 Clifford and Stu Cook joined the THE DON HARRISON BAND project playing drums and bass there. They released the album "The Don Harrison Band". This group received some coverage but it's momentum lasted only for follow-up album"Red Hot" and then it died.

 

Cosmo Clifford has had since a long standing collaboration with Doug Sahm. His last is on Sir Douglas Quintet's Day Dreaming at Midnight.

 

In 1995 Clifford and Stu Cook fronted Creedence Clearwater Revisited and began touring to date. After former original bandmate John Fogerty got in October 1996 an Injunction Order against them performing under that name pending final ruling on the trial scheduled for sometime in 1997, they were introduced as "Stu Cook and Doug Clifford Present The Music Of Creedence Clearwater Revival". Shortly thereafter they dropped it in favor of "Stu Cook and Doug Clifford present: Cosmo's Factory", COSMO being of course the nickname of Doug Clifford as well as the title of Creedence Clearwater's fifth album.

 

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