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John Fogerty vs. Rod Stewart: The tale of the tape

Having trouble deciding between the two concerts happening in Newfoundland on July 11? Have a look at our rock star tale of the tape to see some comparable facts about Rod Stewart and John Fogerty that might help you make up your mind.
John Fogerty will play the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival in Grand Falls-Windsor on the same night that Rod Stewart headlines the Confederation Hill Music Festival in St. John's. (CP)

Having trouble deciding between the two music festivals happening on July 11?

To recap, John Fogerty was named Thursday at the headliner of the Salmon Festival. On the same day, Rod Stewart will headline a music festival near Confederation Building in St. John's. 

CBC's Krissy Holmes hit the streets in St. John's Thursday to ask people which concert hit the right note for them.

Fans now have a choice... Stewart or Fogerty? The CBC's Krissy Holmes took to the streets to see what people think. 1:38

Have a look at our rock star tale of the tape to see some comparable facts about Rod Stewart and John Fogerty that might help you make up your mind.


Fogerty:  69

Stewart: 70


Fogerty: Berkeley, California

Stewart: Highgate, North London, England

Earned early fame in which group?

Fogerty: Creedence Clearwater Revival (went solo in 1973 after internal rifts with the band)

Stewart: The Faces, Jeff Beck Group (went fully solo in 1975 when The Faces broke up)

Known for playing in these genres

Fogerty: roots rock, country rock, rock, blues, Americana, swamp rock

Stewart: rock, pop, blues rock, blue-eyed soul, folk rock, American songbook

Famous songs

Fogerty: Proud Mary, Suzie Q, Down on the Corner, Centerfield

​Stewart: Maggie Mae, Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Tonight's the Night, Have I Told You Lately?

Chart-topping songs

Fogerty: Remarkably, not one of CCR's tunes ever hit No. 1. [Five got as far as No. 2.]

Stewart: Six No. 1 singles

Hit albums

Fogerty: Two No. 1 albums

Stewart: Six No. 1 albums

Accolades of note

Fogerty: Listed as #40 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists

Stewart: James Brown once called him the "best white soul singer"

Last local performance

Fogerty: Nov. 8, 2014, in St. John's

Stewart: The "Rod on the Rock" show at Quidi Vidi on Aug. 12, 1989

About the Author

Geoff Bartlett


Geoff Bartlett is an educator and journalist in Corner Brook.


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