Pop Culture Music History – Where Did The Name Come From? Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Mr. Pop History – They were one of the hottest pop/rock bands of 1969, 1970 and into 1971. They sold singles and albums by the millions – and, from the small Fantasy Record label.

Creedence – well, he was a real person. Credence Nuball. Band members also thought – adding an extra “e” gave them – well, creedence. Like creed. Credence Nuball was a friend of a friend of Tom Fogerty.

Clearwater – originally came from ads from beer maker Olympia – made from cool, clear water. THey liked its clean environmental sensibility.

Revival came from their musical values – values they carried from their beginning. Afterall – it took the band some eight years to “make it.”