The Best John Fogerty Fake Messages

To the general knowledge anyway, John Fogerty is not subscribed to Creedence Clearwater Mailing Lists, past or present. It's perfectly possible that he is nevertheless, under another name. Nor should we be surprised that some friend, associate or relative of his be registered to the List so as to keep him updated on supporters' discussions. But one thing is for sure: John Fogerty himself doesn't post to the Creedence List. Too bad.

Instead, from time to time hilarious mails signed by "John C. Fogerty" and obviously fakes, show up in the List. Here's a sample. Be aware, though, that John Fogerty did not send them nor is he in any way connected with those who did, and that this is pure fun only. Headers ISPs info has been deleted, no use in trying to track down the sender(s).


Date: Fri, 02 Aug 1996 15:31:22
Subject: Copy of _Hoodoo_?

Could someone give me a copy of _Hoodoo_? Thanx.

JC Fogerty


Date: Fri, 02 Aug 1996 14:04:26
From: "S. Zaentz" <>
Organization: Five Finger Discount, Inc.
Subject: _Hoodoo_ , J.C. Fogerty

Are you planning on plagiarizing yourself again John?


Message - no reply so far

Date: Sat, 17 Aug 96 21:22

Hello there.

I've been quite busy recently, as I'm sure you all are aware of. I wanted to take a second to tell you that the final stages of completing the new album are here. I'm told there has been much speculation about this and about the legal situation. While I cannot comment on the legal situation, I will say that I am very pleased with the way the record, well, I should say CD I guess, has turned out. I hope you like it. There are some really fine musicians contributing to it. We have picked the first single, and ideally, it and the CD both will be released in late September (of this year I hope!)

I am going to tour to support the release. As soon as we put the finishing touches on the CD, we will begin rehearsing the music. The tour will have Creedence music, and a lot of the new music. I am looking forward to again playing music live, and getting the audience energy like the old days. We are in the process of negotiating bookings for the tour presently. I hope
to be back out there playing live music again beginning in late September. As soon as we have some confirmed dates, they will be posted here. The band will have some familiar faces in it.

Hope to be able to drop in and talk with you from time to time as my schedule permits. Thanks for your support all these years, it really means a lot. Now please bear with me, I am trying to come to grips with the Internet. I read all letters here, and I will have my own email address in the coming weeks. While I may not be able to respond quickly to your questions, I will read each note personally. And hopefully find time to reply to most of them.

Until next time, take care and thanks again for all the support.

Best wishes,
John Fogerty


From: (J.C. Fogerty)
To: [deleted]
Subject: Happy Birthday!
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 11:07:38

Hello there. I looked through the wonderful site you have set up dedicated to myself and the band I used to be in. By the way, I think it is by far the best of all the sites about that band. I also noticed that you are celebrating your 21st birthday, and I wish you a sincere Happy Birthday! I remember when I was 21, I was part of the Golliwogs, the act that preceded that band.

I was also saddened to read of the passing of your dear goldfish. Some cruel-hearted people probably made fun of your grief. Rest assured, if I ever hear of such actions, the persons responsible will never get the privilege of meeting me, regardless of how thoroughly they search out my music and memorabilia.

As you have no doubt heard, I am hard at work on my upcoming album. It's almost finished, all I have left to do is re-mix some songs and add some guitar overdubs. But since you seem like such a great guy, and a true fan, I'm going to send you a cassette of how the songs currently stand, so you will be the first one in the world to hear it.

I haven't decided on a title for the CD yet, but I think your "wonderperfect" idea is fantastic, and I will give it serious consideration. At the very least, I will include you in the liner notes. I loved the false review you wrote of the album. Surprisingly enough, your predictions are very close to what the album actually sounds like. I heard there were some silly rumours that this record would be a country-rock release. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I am planning to have an extensive World Tour next year, and Winipeg will definitely be one of my stops. I'll personally ensure that you get front row center tickets and a backstage pass. I'll also autograph one of the guitars I play at the Winipeg show and give it to you.

I thoroughly enjoyed your "Chooglin' Tale" and the adventure stories you wrote. Based on the excellence of your writing, I have decided to assign you to write my biography. I will arrange my tour schedule so that I can spend an entire week in Winipeg. During that time, we can have long discussions about my life and career to allow you to put it all together in
a great book.

Oh, and one more thing. This is something that only myself and my brother Bob know about, but since you are such a dedicated fan, I've decided to give you this treat as well. After the failure of 'Hoodoo', I recorded another album that I never did give a title to. I had hoped to release it in mid-78, but at the last minute I abandoned the idea, and destroyed the
album, which in hindsight was very foolish of me, since I now realize it was by far the finest album I had ever put forth.

It was very similar to the debut album of that band way back when, but I thought if I released it, people would say I was falling back with the times, when I should be embracing the emerging disco and punk sounds. Luckily, Bob had the good sense to make a backup copy before I tore the masters to shreds, and so the music survives, albeit only on a couple of well-worn tapes! Well, since I read that you liked my band's first album the best, I figured you would really enjoy this truly lost and ultra-rare piece of music. I'll send a copy along with the preview of the upcoming album right away.

By the way, you may have heard that I always state 'Green River' as my favorite album. In reality, I'm too ashamed to admit that I felt it was a sub-standard album, when I really preferred the debut record the most. It certainly is refreshing to hear one of my dearest fans express the same sentiments as myself! I am so tired of hearing 'Green River' unjustly praised, while the first record is trodden upon.

I'll keep in touch.

J.C. Fogerty

Subject: (no subject)
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 14:59:40 -0800
From: (witheld)
To: (River Rising)
I was browsing through YAHOO trying to find my sisters Web page when I found this fake messages thing, so I look it up. I think its hell of funny that peoples lives are so meaningless they actually would go through that much trouble to pretend they were John Fogerty. I can personally tell you that John IS on the internet and he may even read some of this stuff, but I seriously doubt that any of those were him, seeing as how none of them were his correct e-mail address. I hope those people dont seriously think that they are fooling anyone; and do they think hed actually put his address out there for people to see? Please
dont respond to this if you were planning on it, because im on my teachers computer at school and we arent supposed to e-mail, I guess?  Besides them, I think its pretty cool that you guys are so obsessed with the band, or just John, Im suprised no one has been so distasteful as to impersonate Tom, though, lucky enough for that. But they are the best and they deserve the praise I guess. Dont forget Tom and the rest of the musical genuises in the Fogerty family. Thank you.
Sincerely, M. Fogerty
(yes, im related, not some hyped up wacko.)

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