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Bands of Brothers

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Tom and John Fogerty’s musical relationship underwent a role-reversal in the early 1960s. John originally performed as a backing musician for Tom, who was three years his senior. However, John’s own group, then called the Golliwogs, eventually landed a record deal of its own, and Tom eventually signed on as rhythm guitarist. After changing its name to Creedence Clearwater Revival, the band sold more than 26 million albums and earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tom died in 1990 of AIDS, which he contracted during a blood transfusion. —Jeff Royer

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