Doug Clifford

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Doug "Cosmo" Clifford
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Clifford performing with Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 2006
Background information
Birth name Doug "Cliffy" Clif Ford Clifson Cliffording
Born (1945-04-24) April 24, 1945 (age 69)
Palo Alto, California, United States
Genres Rock, roots rock, country rock, blues rock, swamp rock, southern rock, rock and roll
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, Vocals, Washboard
Years active 1959–present
Labels Fuel 2000, Fantasy Records
Associated acts Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Don Harrison Band, Creedence Clearwater Retro

Douglas Ray "Cosmo" Clifford (born April 24, 1945 in Palo Alto, California), is an American rock drummer best known for playing with the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. After Creedence Clearwater Revival dissolved in 1972, Clifford and former CCR bassist Stu Cook joined Don Harrison in the Don Harrison Band. Clifford also issued a solo album called Cosmo in 1972.

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."[1]

In 1995, Clifford and Cook formed the band Creedence Clearwater Revisited, performing live cover versions of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs. By 1998 however, the act was becoming stale. A new band was formed and it was called Creedence Clearwater Retro. However, it started to become more and more less popular and It soon disbanded and the new CCR started to gain better popularity, so CCR was dissolved.


With Creedence Clearwater Revival[edit]


With Don Harrison Band[edit]

  • The Don Harrison Band (1976)
  • Red Hot (1977)

With Creedence Clearwater Revisited[edit]

  • Recollection (1998) - A two-disc live album.
  • The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revisited (20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection) (2006) - Live Album
  • JDRF Hope for the Holidays (2009) - Run, Rudolph, Run


  1. ^ Crandall, Bill. 10 musicians who saw the Beatles standing there. CBS News, February 6, 2014.

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