In 1985, John Fogerty was sued for plagiarizing himself. It was a bizarre courtroom situation that arose because Fogerty had forfeited the rights to his old Creedance Clearwater Revival hits to a former record label that went after him when a song he wrote on his new album “Centerfield” sounded too much like his own work. Copyright law is complicated. What can you do.
Rock AlmanacSpinner.com: On This Date in 1988: The trial of John Fogerty, accused by his former label Fantasy Records of plagiarizing his own song, begins. The label charges that Fogerty's 1985 solo hit 1985's 'The Old Man Down the ... Read Post
John Fogerty stands in front of a glass case at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Inside the display are several of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' guitars, a telegram from Johnny Cash and three of Fogerty’s signature plaid flanne... Read Post