|Doug "Cosmo" Clifford|
Clifford performing with Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 2006
|Birth name||Douglas Ray Clifford|
April 24, 1945 |
Palo Alto, California, United States
|Genres||Rock, roots rock, country rock, blues rock, swamp rock, southern rock, rock and roll|
|Instruments||Drums, Vocals, Washboard|
|Labels||Fuel 2000, Fantasy Records|
|Associated acts||Creedence Clearwater Revival, Don Harrison Band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited|
Douglas Ray "Cosmo" Clifford (born April 24, 1945 in Palo Alto, California) is an American rock drummer best known as a founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival. After the group dissolved in the early 1970s, Clifford released a solo album and later joined CCR bassist Stu Cook in the Don Harrison Band. In 1995, Clifford and Cook formed the band Creedence Clearwater Revisited, performing live versions of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.
An early influence on Clifford's playing was The Beatles, with their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964 being of particular significance. "They were a quartet and we said, wow, we can do that. If these guys from England can come out and play rock 'n' roll, we can do it. We bought Beatle wigs. We went to the drama store, and I guess they were Three Stooges wigs at that time."
- Crandall, Bill. 10 musicians who saw the Beatles standing there. CBS News, February 6, 2014.
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