Creedence Clearwater Revival: Go Spartans!
1967 – 1972: Formed by John Fogerty, Doug Clifford (born in Palo Alto), and Stu Cook in the late 1950s. Doug and Stu attended San Jose State, playing now under the name Golliwogs. In 1967 the band, now with Tom Fogerty, became Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Additional Did You Know's
Stevie Nicks, San Jose State & Fleetwood Mac
“It’s pretty darn good to be back in my own specific and very special hood,” she said. “This is where it all started, and I had to take a minute to let you know that.” Stevie Nicks Nov. 21, 2018
America’s First Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot
And on July 7, 1956, America experienced its first “rock ‘n’ roll riot.” Ain’t that a shame.
World’s First Radio Station
Doc Herrold launched worlds first radio station in downtown San Jose in 1909. And, coined the term “broadcasting”. His radio station is now KCBS 740 AM.
Largest Rock Festival in US
Steve Wozniak’s second US Festival in 1983 had total reported attendance at 670,000.
Reinventing How Music is Consumed
“Steve Jobs totally re-invented how we as artists market, sell and promote our music,” says Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
World’s First DJ is From San Jose
Sybil Herrold became the world’s first DJ in 1912. While working with her husband Charles Herrold would launched the first radio broadcasting station in San Jose in 1909. Her “Little Hams” program was aimed at getting children involved in the radio experience.
Santa Clara: Home to Peter Frampton’s Voice
Santa Clara music store owner Dean Markley’s creation of the Voice Box effects pedal, a vocal effects processor, was featured in famous rock artist Peter Frampton’s hit, “Show Me the Way.”
Chuck Berry not Born in San Jose
“Charles Edward Anderson Berry, 18 October 1926, San Jose, California, USA (although Berry states that he was born in St. Louis, Missouri).” The 1930 Census does in fact list him as being born in St. Louis however…
Most Successful Guitar Magazine
San Josean Bud Eastman, launched Guitar Player Magazine in 1967 to the heights of the musical world.
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