BETWEEN 1968 and 1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the most successful rock band in the history of American music.

After seven studio albums with CCR, band leader John Fogerty went on to produce nine studio albums and he is still playing to packed houses in 2017.

The Creedence Collection, who are playing in Darlington, keep the band's memory alive, having emerged from Hull band Mean Eyed Cat who played unique swamp/country/bluegrass versions of well-known rock and pop tunes.

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They soon realised there was a taste for Creedence, so decided to set up The Creedence Collection to share the best of the band's music and that of John Fogerty.

On guitar and lead vocals is Blako (Lynn Blakeston) who has been playing since he was 11. In the 60s and 70s his playing took him around Europe and to Nashville and New York. His highlight was playing at the 1982 Country Music Festival at Wembley, where he shared the stage with country legends Kris Kristofferson and Tammy Wynette.

The Creedence Collection will be playing the very best of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty’s classic rock, blues, rock ’n’ roll, country and swamp hits including Proud Mary, Rockin all over the World, Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son, Have You Ever Seen the Rain and lots more.

Darlington's Kevin Fox is the support act.

Creedence Collection, Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL1 1SG. Friday, October 20. Tickets £10 from 01325 363135. Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8.30pm. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door from 8pm.