Stu Cook

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Stu Cook
Cook in 2016
Cook in 2016
Background information
Birth nameStuart Alden Cook
Born (1945-04-25) April 25, 1945 (age 78)
Oakland, California, U.S.[1]
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
Instrument(s)Bass guitar, guitar, piano, vocals, double bass
Years active1959–present
LabelsFuel 2000, Fantasy, Warner Bros., Wounded Bird
Member ofCreedence Clearwater Revisited
Formerly ofCreedence Clearwater Revival, Southern Pacific

Stuart Alden Cook (born April 25, 1945) is an American bass guitarist, best known for being a member of the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), for which he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Cook, along with Doug Clifford and brothers Tom and John Fogerty, grew up in El Cerrito, California, where all four attended El Cerrito High School.[2] Cook, Clifford and John Fogerty formed a band in high school which eventually became Creedence Clearwater Revival after Tom joined.[3]

In the mid-1970s, following the breakup of CCR, Cook and Clifford joined the Don Harrison Band, which released two albums.

In 1979, Cook produced 15 songs by Roky Erickson and the Aliens, which were released in 1980 on two LPs with different running orders, The Evil One and I Think of Demons.

From 1986 to 1991, Cook was a member of the country band Southern Pacific. With Southern Pacific, Cook covered the Erickson song "It's a Cold Night for Alligators" for the tribute album Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson.[4]

Cook was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.[5] Also in 1993, Cook auditioned for the role of the bassist in The Rolling Stones after the departure of Bill Wyman.[6] Cook later reunited with Clifford, forming the band Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995.


Don Harrison Band
  • The Don Harrison Band (1976)
  • Red Hot (1977)
Roky Erickson and the Aliens
Southern Pacific
  • Killbilly Hill (1986)
  • Zuma (1988)
  • County Line (1990)
  • Greatest Hits (1991)
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
  • Recollection (1998)
Stu Cook / Keith Knudsen / John McFee
  • Jackdawg (2009; recorded 1990)
Other appearances
Year Artist Album Comment
1972 Mark Spoelstra This House Rhythm guitar
Doug Clifford Cosmo
1974 Doug Sahm Groover's Paradise Bass
Tom Fogerty Zephyr National
1977 Don Harrison Not Far From Free
1978 Russell DaShiell Elevator
1981 The Explosives Three Ring Circus Producer
1982 Baron Stewart In Temperature Rising Bass and producer
1983 Sir Douglas Quintet Midnight Sun Bass
1985 Greg Gumbel California Republic Bass, rhythm guitar, tambourine, backing vocals and producer
1994 Sir Douglas Quintet Day Dreaming at Midnight Bass
1995 Peter Lewis Peter Lewis Bass and producer


  1. ^ "Stu Cook | American musician | Britannica".
  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.
  3. ^ Cavanagh, David (July 18, 2014). "Creedence Clearwater Revival – the full story, by John Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford". Uncut. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Bentley, Bill (April 21, 2017). "Record Store Day Unearths a Roky Erickson Rarity". Austin Chronicle. Austin, Texas. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Creedence Clearwater Revival | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". September 6, 1990. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Hit Channel – Interview:Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revisited)". Hit Channel. November 25, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2014.

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