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Legendary Rocker's Incredible Voice Almost Cost Him THIS 80s HIT | Professor of Rock

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the true story of John Fogerty formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival CCR who was put on trial for plagiarizing himself. Sued for writing a song that sounded too much, well... like him. His enemy said that his 1985 hit The Old Man Down the Road sounded to close to CCR’s 70s hit Run Through the Jungle With this trial, the right to have your own musical style hung in the balance. If found guilty, this artist’s record label would get the royalties and the last laugh. But if found innocent, songwriters everywhere could breathe a sigh of relief. We're letting you be judge and jury on this one. Was this song a carbon copy clone? Or was it an original tune with some sonic similarities? You give the verdict... NEXT on the Professor of Rock. Thank you to this Episodes Sponsor, Zenni Optical Incredible Prices on New Glasses - https://bit.ly/ZenniOpticalShop ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Executive Producer Brandon Fugal Honorary Producers M Gonzales, CharleyAnne, Peggy Wolf, Dawgfan, Junal Garnett, Jeffrey Thorn, Yvonne Fus, Keith Novak ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Access To Backstage Content Become a Patron - http://bit.ly/ProfessorofRockVIPFan Check Out My Hand Picked Selection Below Professor's Store - 100 Best Selling Albums https://amzn.to/3h3qZX9 - Ultimate History of 80s Teen Movie https://amzn.to/3ifjdKQ - 80s to 90s VHS Video Cover Art https://amzn.to/2QXzmIX - Totally Awesome 80s A Lexicon https://amzn.to/3h4ilrk - Best In Ear Headphones (I Use These Every Day) https://amzn.to/2ZcTlIl ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click here for Premium Content: https://bit.ly/SignUpForPremiumContent​ https://bit.ly/Facebook_Professor_of_... https://bit.ly/Instagram_Professor_of...#70s #Vinyl #Story Hey music junkies and vinyl junkies Professor of Rock always here to celebrate the greatest artists and the greatest 70s rock songs of all time for the music community and vinyl community with music history video essay's including today's John Fogerty story of Old Man Down The Road reaction. If you’ve ever owned records, cassettes and CD’s at different times in you life or still do this is your place Subscribe below right now to be a part of our daily celebration of the rock era with exclusive stories from straight from the artists and click on our patreon link in the description to become an Honorary Producer. From 1967 to 1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival was an all-out musical powerhouse, producing a slew of memorable hits. Led by John Fogerty who took on the roles of lead singer, lead guitarist, and chief songwriter, CCR released 6 multi-platinum albums, and one gold record yielding ten Top-20 pop hits. However, by the early 70s, infighting began to plague Creedence and tensions escalated, particularly between John and the rest of his bandmates. 1971’s hit “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” was John’s plea to the band to put their differences aside. But it wasn’t in the cards. Creedence Clearwater Revival split for good in 72 following the release of their Mardi Gras album. Going solo, Fogerty the moniker The Blue Ridge Rangers for his first album. Unfortunately, the record did not rise to his or his label’s expectations. But an underperforming album would be the least of Fogerty’s worries. Fogerty was about to spend years of his life embroiled in a bitter dispute with his label Fantasy Records run by Saul Zaentz. The first of many legal problems arose when Fogerty charged that Fantasy had not adequately promoted his first solo record and demanded a release from his contract... a request they would not grant. As it turned out, the contract that CCR signed stipulated that should the group break up, Fantasy would retain control over each artist until December 31, 1974. Additionally, the fine print also stated each member had to deliver a certain number of recordings per year. If they didn’t, the number got added to the recordings owed the company for the next year. This meant that if Fogerty or any of his former bandmates failed to meet their quota, Fantasy could continue to extend the terms of the agreement to a later date of their discretion... Or in other words, indefinitely. John was fuming and felt like he was being treated unfairly. Especially since Saul Zaentz had let all of the other members of Creedence out of the contract.
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