- Apr 29, 2022
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John Fogerty Regains Control Over Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs After Half-Century Fight
John Fogerty Regains Control Over Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs After Half-Century Fight: Exclusive
“I’m really kind of still in shock,” says the iconic rocker after buying a majority interest in the global publishing rights to his CCR song catalog from Concord.
“I’m the dad [of these songs]. I created them,” he says. “They never should have been taken away in the first place. And that hijacking left such a massive hole in me.” With the support and love of his manager and wife of 36 years, Julie Fogerty, he says he had gotten over the anger that plagued him for decades over Zaentz’s treatment, but the longing to own his songs never went away.
What is this catalog worth, if used in advertising etc? A few hundred million? It does not sound like he is looking to pimp out his music for cash this late in his life. Perhaps his estate will years from now though. Good for him to get some piece of mind after years of struggle.