Tom Fogerty: Age 48 | Cause Of Death: AIDS

(b. 9 November 1941, Berkeley, CA, d. 6 September 1990, Scottsdale, AZ)

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Tom Fogerty continued to record, to little sales or public acclaim, throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He, Cook, and Clifford became increasingly estranged from John Fogerty in disputes over use of the Creedence catalog and John’s feuds with Fantasy Records. By re-signing with Fantasy in the early 1980s (he had left for a couple of albums on PBR in the late 1970s), Tom further alienated John, although all four bandmembers managed to set aside grievances and play together one last time at Tom’s wedding in 1980. The brothers, sadly, grew further apart over the 1980s before Tom died in 1990 of AIDS, believed by his family to have resulted from blood transfusions during operations for back trouble. — Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide