Stu Cook Wife and Net Worth: Why Did CCR Breakup?

Guitarist Stu Cook from CCR has been married to a beautiful wife named Dana Varmuza since 2005.

Stu Cook was the bass guitarist for the four-piece rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). Previously we had discussed the four-piece rock band The Teskey Brothers.

He was also a member of a country band named Southern Pacific. With the band, he had covered the song “It’s a Cold Night for Alligators” for the tribute album “Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: Tribute To Roky Erickson.”

In 1993, he became a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member. He auditioned for the bassist position in the rock band Rolling Stones that year. Cook and his band member Doug Clifford established a mobile recording service, Factory Productions.

He has also been associated with the rock band Don Harrison Band with his bandmate Clifford, where they released two albums together. He has also produced songs for the artist Roky Erickson.

In 1995, Cook and Clifford formed the band Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

Quick Facts

Full Name Stuart Alden Cook
Stage Name Stu Cook
Date of Birth April 25, 1945
Birth Place California, USA
Age 77
Nationality American
Spouse Dana Varmuza
Profession musician, songwriter
Net worth $20 million

Who Is Stu Cook’s Wife In 2022?

Stu Cook’s wife in 2022 is Dana Varmuza. They have been married for over 17 years.

In 2005 it was reported that Cook exchanged wedding vows with his wife Dana Varmuza in a courtyard at the Ritz Carlton with his close friends and family. As reported by Otago Daily Times, he proposed to Dana on a night out at a resort. They got married after two years of their engagement.

He took help from a local barman from Barup on Searle Lane for his proposal. He wrote his proposal on a cash register tape and slid it over the table to his now wife to get her reaction.

Dana happily said ‘yes’; the barman signed the document as a witness. Cook mentioned to Otago Daily that the paper is framed and hung in their house.

It is believed that he has been married twice to Jackie Cook and Laura Cook. The details about his marriage or divorce to Jackie and Laura are not confirmed by Stu. He has mentioned only about Dana.

What Is Stu Cook’s Net Worth In 2022?

Cook has an estimated net worth of $20 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth,

He has garnered wealth from his career. He began his music career with his high school band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) in 1967, and they debuted with their self-titled album in 1968. Their debut album peaked at No. 1 in Japan and Australia, while it peaked at No. 52 in the USA.

The band’s album “Cosmo’s Factory” ranked No. 1 in several countries and received platinum certification four times. The band’s most popular singles are “Green River,” “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Down on the Corner,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Fortunate Son,” and “Up Around the Bend.”

CCR has sold over 50 million singles and albums worldwide. Cook has also been associated with other bands, including Southern Pacific, Don Harrison Band, Roky Erickson, and the Alien.

Why Did CCR Break Up?

CCR band broke up due to their disagreement with their record label.

According to Cook, the deal they had signed with the label was bad for a leading rock band because of John Fogerty.

In 1971, the rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty got frustrated with the band for their lack of interest, resulting in him leaving the band. John was unhappy with Tom’s departure and took Cook’s advice, and the band started to write and record their music.

But sadly, the album was a failure that began the band’s downfall. They released their final album in 1972, and after that, the label withdrew its contract with CCR. After the band’s breakup, John stated that he felt like he was the only member.