Doug Clifford

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Doug Clifford
Douglas Clifford performing with Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 2016
Douglas Clifford performing with Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 2016
Background information
Birth nameDouglas Raymond Clifford
Born (1945-04-24) April 24, 1945 (age 77)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Drums, Vocals, Washboard
Years active1959–present
LabelsFuel 2000, Fantasy Records

Douglas Raymond Clifford (born April 24, 1945) is an American drummer, best known as a founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. After the group disbanded in late 1972, 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."[1] Clifford, along with Cook and the Fogerty brothers grew up together in El Cerrito, California.[2]


The Don Harrison Band
  • The Don Harrison Band (1976)
  • Red Hot (1977)
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
  • Recollection (1998)
  • For All The Money In The World (2021)
Year Artist Album Comment
1972 Mark Spoelstra This House Drums
1974 Doug Sahm Groover's Paradise Producer and drums
Tom Fogerty Zephyr National Drums, vocals
Myopia Percussion, drums
1978 Russell DaShiell Elevator Drums
1979 Bob Whitlock
David Vega
California Gold Drums
1981 Tom Fogerty Deal It Out co-writer of "Champaign Love"
1983 Sir Douglas Quintet Midnight Sun Drums
1989 Greg Kihn UnKIHNtrollable Drums on four tracks
1994 Sir Douglas Quintet Day Dreaming at Midnight Producer, drums and co-writer of ""Twisted World", "Into the Night" and "Freedom Is Mine"
Steve Miller Steve Miller Band Box Set Drums on "Rock N'Me" (recorded live in 1975)
2003 John Tristao Big Hat, No Cattle co-writer of "Wake Up Call", "A Million Things" and "On Our Way"
2004 The Smithereens From Jersey It Came! The Smithereens Anthology Drums, percussion on "Downbound Train" (recorded in 1998)
2008 Billy C. Farlow Billy C. and the Sunshine/The Lost 70's Tapes Drums (recorded in 1976)


  1. ^ Crandall, Bill. 10 musicians who saw the Beatles standing there. CBS News, February 6, 2014.
  2. ^ Fogerty, John (October 2015). Fortunate Son- My Life, My Music. New York: Little, Brown and Company. pp. 9–25. ISBN 978-0-316-24457-2.

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