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The Golliwogs were the American rock band that eventually became Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The band started out, in 1959, as an instrumental trio called The Blue Velvets. The original line up was John Fogerty (guitar), Stu Cook (piano), and Doug Clifford (drums). In 1960, John's older brother Tom, who had been in local bands since 1958, began singing with the group.

The Blue Velvets released three singles in the San Francisco Bay area, during 1961 and 1962, on Oakland's Orchestra… read more

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  • Avatar for vitornevermindz
    I'm the only person on Brazil who listened to this.
  • Avatar for Giuseppe1987
    In all honesty CCR's sound is much more evolved and in many cases very different to what they made as The Golliwogs.
  • Avatar for 2cabs2toucan
    It seems CCR are not among the similar artists because most people here are only listening to "Fight Fire" on the "Nuggets Psychedelic Era" compilation, which also includes those listed above as similar.
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  • Avatar for Nicast
    I can't understand why CCR is not listed as a similar artist...
  • Avatar for kflorence
    pre-CCR, actually.
  • Avatar for barnkat36
    This band played at my 1966 High School prom and just blew everyone 's mind, they were awesome good and we were hicks form the sticks!! I lived in Upper Lake California , about 1 1/2 hours north of San Fran.
  • Avatar for MRKILLINGJOKE
    A long forgotten great band .
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