10 Worst Band Breakups Of All Time
9. Creedence Clearwater Revival
It's hard to imagine the late '60s and not think about Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band's mix of country, blues, and rock created a sonic hybrid that was the perfect middle ground between the psychedelic sound and the typical rock and roll fan. The feel good vibe may have been palpable in the music, but the masters of boogie were heading for a brick wall pretty quickly.
As the '70s unfolded, the band found that their royalties from their classic albums had been lost, with their bank being run by gangsters. The financial toll was already a mess, but guitarist Tom Fogerty was even worse, not being able to take the dictating nature of his songwriting brother John any longer.
With Tom resigning after the band's album Pendulum, John's decision to make the band more democratic proved to be disastrous, with the band's last album Mardi Gras being one of the biggest burnouts in music history.
You'd think after 40 years things would have smoothed over, but every member of the band carried a grudge with each other up until their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, with Fogerty outright refusing to perform at the ceremony. It's one thing to have some disagreements, but not being able to take the gloves off for one performance shows just how deep this cut was.