Fortunate Son (Paperback)
My Life, My Music
Back Bay Books, 9780316244589, 416pp.
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/5/2015)
Hardcover, Large Print (10/6/2015)
MP3 CD (10/6/2015)
Compact Disc (10/6/2015)
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.
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Praise For Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music…
"A natural storyteller, folksy and crusty, Fogerty chronicles the brief but brilliant success of his band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and its tragic collapse."—Greg Schneider, The Washington Post
"Fortunate Son will take you on a fascinating journey in the tormented artist's own voice."—Ken Hoffman, Houston Chronicle
"Mr. Fogerty's story will entertain fans, musicians and lovers of American roots music, yet it stands as one more cautionary tale about the darker side of the music business, where artists not handling their due diligence pay dearly. Fortunate Son is the tale of one who fought those battles and ultimately emerged a survivor."—Rich Kienzle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette