Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music by John FogertyNATIONAL BESTSELLER
The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Born on the Bayou, and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years.
FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogertys Northern California roots, through Creedences success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.
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John Fogerty is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Together with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and his brother Tom Fogerty, founded the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, for which he was the lead singer, lead guitarist and principal songwriter. The group of nine top-ten singles and eight gold albums between and , and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Fogerty celebrates his birthday on the 28th of May every year. Born in , he is 74 years old as of After one year, he was enrolled in nearby Harding Grammar School.
At 71, his face is more deeply lined than it once was but little else has changed. What has him momentarily choked up though is one of the newest instruments of the bunch: a dense-mahogany, blue-plaid-emblazoned Les Paul Custom that was gifted by his wife and manager, Julie, whom he married in She thinks it defines a lot of my unspoken character traits. It kind of stands for me -- the simplicity, the quality, the consistency. There is the cheap Squier Strat he started on and the red Supro he bought with his own money at Like most in his collection, the Martin has rare traits and upgrades that not every young musician has access to.
J ohn Fogerty would like to make it very clear that he is happy now. That needs spelling out because, for many years after the demise of his band Creedence Clearwater Revival, he was famous for being miserable. For a short while, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the biggest band in America and, after the Beatles split up, the world. Between and they released seven albums and an unbroken string of hit singles, including Bad Moon Rising , Proud Mary and Who'll Stop the Rain. Creedence were the only band who could unite hippies, rednecks and the pop critic of the New Yorker, not to mention younger musicians such as Joe Strummer and Bruce Springsteen, who later testified: "They weren't the hippest band in the world, just the best. But their acrimonious split in marked the start of decades of legal strife, bad blood and creative paralysis. In fact, Creedence's afterlife has been so painful and messy that they rival the Smiths as the most unreunitable band in rock , and Fogerty even became estranged from his own songs.