Following the break-up of CCR in 1972, Cook and Clifford, who'd been friends since junior high, formed a production company together. Clifford later joined the latter-day Sir Douglas Quintet, while Cook joined a group of ex-members of the Doobie Brothers in forming the country-rock outfit Southern Pacific. They kept fairly low-profiles as working musicians, although they were still busier musically than John Fogerty, who, for a variety of personal reasons, didn't really re-emerge in the public eye until the end of the 1980's. Creedence Clearwater Revisited was initially supposed to be a short-run project, conceived in 1995 -- Elliot Easton, formerly of the Cars, played lead guitar, and John Tristao handled the vocals. They were only supposed to play private parties, but soon the band was getting 100 gigs a year.