Former Location –
“The House That Creedence Built”
In 1968 Fantasy’s most successful act emerged when the local group Creedence Clearwater Revival released their first hit record “Susie Q“. Saul Zaentz both owned Fantasy Records and was CCR’s manager.
In 2004 Fantasy was sold to a consortium and merged with Concord Records. Soon after the company left Zaentz’s control, John Fogerty, the singer/songwriter of CCR signed a new recording contract with Fantasy, reuniting him with the label that still owns the rights to much of his music.
Over the years, the studio hosted artists as diverse as Tony Bennett, Journey, Aerosmith, Counting Crows, U2, Joan Baez, Santana and Green Day.
Notable Recordings Made By Fantasy:
Creedence Clearwater Revival by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bayou Country by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo’s Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pendulum by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Mardi Gras by Creedence Clearwater Revival
John Fogerty by John Fogerty
I Wanna Get Funky by Albert King
Done With Mirrors by Aerosmith
Analog Man by Joe Walsh
Intriguer by Crowded House
2600 10th St
Berkeley CA 94710
Then there’s that whole Brubeck thing…
A bittersweet reminder of the past for John Fogerty.
Al Bendich, counsel for CCR, also taught rhetoric at UCB in the late 50’s. By a strange twist of fate, I ended up in one of Al’s classes. He became my faculty advisor, and one of the most influential people in my life.
The opposite of Al, I was extremely conservative during my years at Cal. I remember him telling me: “Mr. Orosco, I don’t agree with one thing you stated in your paper, but what you wrote was so well documented and set forth, I can not, and will not, give you anything but an A”.
Although I abandoned my pursuit of law in favor of real estate development, Al’s positive influence remained, helping me become one of the top 100 homebuilders in the United States.