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Publisher Description

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 Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

Biographies & Memoirs
October 6
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Rocky Conrad ,

The music business - takers and givers

A crazy read; jumps around a little and John has many "best" idols and records that have inspired him. Growing up in the 60's this was interesting to read about the how and why of the music that was made. I ended up down loading several songs I didn't have in my library because of it.

Puppydog6 ,

An Eye Opener

I learned a lot about one of my favorite bands. John Fogerty's personal insights really hit home. As a fan of his music and writing it now all makes sense to me. Makes me want to play all the songs and listen even more closely.

BobV365 ,

Great Book

CCR was one of my favorite bands and I enjoyed reading the background on the songs John Fogerty wrote. I still play all the great CCR songs, and I especially enjoy Proud Mary. All my best to John, and I look forward to hearing his latest music.