Creedence drummer Doug Clifford ponders the then and now
By Rich Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org Published 8:26 pm, Saturday, June 17, 2017
The music industry
“Rock ‘n’ roll was pretty new when I started back in 1953. Radio was certainly different and my dad hated it,” he said…. “Decades later, the industry has changed tremendously — both good and bad. I think quality has gone down with technology. And I just think it’s a lot harder to make it in this business now.”
“I was captivated by Etta James and Bo Diddley. I really liked and was influenced by music from New Orleans and Memphis,” he said. “Now I think Bruno Mars is the whole package. I think Ed Sheeran is terrific. He reminds me of a young Van Morrison.”
CCR’s hit songs
My favorite song was always ‘Born on the Bayou’ but I love them all in different ways,” he said.