Creedence Clearwater Revival (often referred to as Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Members had played together since 1959, first as The Blue Velvets, then as The Golliwogs. Band played roots rock, swamp rock and blues rock in a Southern rock style, despite their San Francisco Bay Area origin.
The band has sold 26 million albums in the United States alone and Rolling Stone ranked them 82nd on its "Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list.
The group disbanded in late 1972.