John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, and Doug Clifford recorded as the Golliwogs in 1964 without much success. When They changed their name to Credeence Clearwater, they began a journey that would end in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Their first single, “Susie Q,” reached number 11 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. Their second single was a cover of an old Screamin’ Jay Hawkins classic. “I Put A Spell On You” was the lowest charting single of their career peaking at number 58 during late 1968. It would be followed by one of the definitive singles of the era, “Proud Mary,” which was a very different sound then some of their raw early work.
Creedence holds the dubious record of having had the most number two singles (5) without ever having a chart topper. But as Bill Murray once said, “It just doesn’t matter,” as they remain one of the most respected American rock bands.