Classic John Fogerty

Recorded in 1984 and released in 1985, this original John Fogerty song is off his solo record Centerfold. The song hit and stayed in the #1 spot for three weeks on the Top Rock Tracks chart in Billboard Magazine.

John Fogerty - The Old Man Down The Road

Interesting story about this song is how it turned into a major legal nightmare for a while, with John Fogerty eventually prevailing against the frivolous litigation brought against him and setting a U.S. Supreme Court precedent against the group that brought it. According to Wikipedia:
"Saul Zaentz, owner of Fantasy Records claimed that "The Old Man Down The Road" shared the same chorus as "Run Through The Jungle", a song from Fogerty's days with Creedence Clearwater Revival years before. (Fogerty had relinquished copy and publishing rights of his Creedence songs to Zaentz and Fantasy, in exchange for release from his contractual obligations to same.) Zaentz sued (Fantasy, Inc. v. Fogerty) but the defendant Fogerty ultimately prevailed when he showed that the two songs were whole, separate and distinct compositions. Bringing his guitar to the witness stand, he played excerpts from both songs, demonstrating that many songwriters (himself included) have distinctive styles that can make different compositions sound similar to less discerning ears.
After prevailing as defendant, Fogerty sued Zaentz for the cost of defending himself against the copyright infringement. In such (copyright) cases, prevailing defendants seeking recompense were bound to show that original suit was frivolous or made in bad faith. This case, Fogerty v. Fantasy, Inc., became precedent when the U.S. Supreme Court (1993) overturned lower court rulings and awarded attorneys' fees to Fogerty, without Fogerty having to show that Zaentz's original suit was frivolous."
Bravo to John Fogerty for his legal victory! GC

Credence Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle

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